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Green Man House Stout - Green Man Brewery

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Green Man House Stout
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006

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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 7
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3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown near black with a nice tan head
Smell: Sweetness of coffee and lots of chocolate, almost smells like a hershey candy bar
Taste: Just like it smells, immediate taste of chocolate with a hint of coffee. Roasted malts with a bit of hops to help balance the finish
Overall a good Stout. If you like coffee and chocolate, this one is for you

Photo of Mississipping
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Arrived in a standard shaker almost completely black with some brown highlights when held to the dimly lit tasting area.  A very modest tan head sat on top, but snuck away almost without notice.  Minimal lacing left behind on the edges of the glass. 

S: A bit of roasted barley and some chocolate, but that's about it.  Not getting much else in the aroma, even after it warms.

T: Similarly, the taste is comprised of subtle amounts of roasted malt and milk chocolate.  While there isn't much going on, the stout is tasty.  It doesn't really hold my attention through the glass, but it's not unpleasant. 

M: Pretty thin ... thinner side of medium, possibly thicker side of thin.  Moderate carbonation helps provide a creaminess, but it's lacking pretty heavily in this department. 

D: Despite my qualms with the beer, it's a very easy drinking stout.  I could put several of these away without any trouble.  I wish there was a little more complexity and viscosity, but for what it is, it was enjoyable.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

brown in color with a decent darkness to it though it was easy to see through to the other side of the glass. Nice thin tan layer of foam up and over the top before settling down into a thin film that settled out nicely. The aroma was light, caramel, nuts, hints of light coffee maybe, better then I would have thought. The flavor was a bit of the same. A complex macro stout would be the best way to put it. Rich caramel notes, smooth, subtle hints of coffee and roasted nuts mixed in

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3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at Brawleys.
Pretty much black, thin whispy layer. The layer maintains alright.

Some roast and dark chocolate. An earthy peatiness.

Taste matches pretty well. Slight roast, slight chocolates. Slight dry cocoa. I do get more roast than the others here. I guess the main issue is that everything is kind of slight, could be a bit more robust.

The carbonation almost feels creamy, but then it is so thin that it doesn't support it. Very easy to drink, not necessarily very interesting.

The regular porter is better.

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2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Jack of the Wood. Blackish with dark brown edges, two fingers of cream colored head with rings of sticky lace left behind. Smell: very light roast, nutty. Taste: caramel, mild roasted grain, mild earthy hopping. Thinnish feel and then, out of nowhere, a very dry and earthy (almost gritty) finish. Weird. For the guinness crowd, I'd guess. Not worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very thin tan head which displays minimal retention, close to gone before it's even there, the lacing is equally wispy but does manage a little staying power. Black liquid with a dark brown tint at glass bottom with a slight stripe of orange, zero filminess. Dry, close to dusty, nose of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, anise seed, orange to lemon peel, touch of mineral water, well-baked country bread, no clearly discernible fruit scents. Medium-bodied, does a credible job of planting itself on the tongue in spite of its overall high degree of dryness which would otherwise deaden the palate to it. The carbonation flips things periodically, more of a factor than expected visually. Dark bitter chocolate, cocoa and mocha powdery and eventually yield to burnt coffee notes. Orange mist with some floral underpinning, less of the breadiness than in the nose, curious that. Black grape to cherry the most you get for fruit. Roast really expands through the finish, dampens most sweet aspects. Not exactly sure what the brewery considers to be the separation point between a porter and a stout.

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2.29/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On nitro in a shaker pint at the Jack of the Wood pub.

Almost black body with reddish brown highlights, topped with 2 fingers of tan head. The consistency of the head is not as thick as, say, a pint of Guinness- it's sort of halfway between the consistency of a regular and a nitro head. Retention is good, and there's a decent network of lacing.

Aroma and taste are too mild for my taste. It's quite sweet and chocolatey, with a hint of nuttiness. No real hop character I can detect. Seriously lacking in the dryness and bitterness that burnt malts would provide.

Overall impression: An inoffensive but forgettable stout that could be easily improved with some more dark roasted malt.

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Green Man House Stout from Green Man Brewery
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