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Green Man Porter - Green Man Brewery

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86
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006)
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burnzgtm

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.9%

07-11-2014 18:17:37 | More by burnzgtm
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Donkerbruin


4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

12-05-2012 17:37:53 | More by Donkerbruin
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drperm

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've reviewed this one on tap at the brewery; here it is in Cask at Brewgrass '09.

I have to say, a couple of things:

1) Reviewing is a completely subjective and contextually-bound enterprise. I could review the same beer on two different occasions and have somewhat different results. That being said,

2) This beer is good on tap, but I find it SUPERB on cask. The cask brings out a stronger, more appealing aroma, and an excellent chocolatey flavor. It's a bit thin on the finish.

I love cask ales. I wish they were more common in my neck of the woods.

Serving type: cask

09-23-2009 01:55:59 | More by drperm
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-13-2013 02:05:25 | More by EigenBeer
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Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-23-2014 07:06:01 | More by Beer_4_brains
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matt850t

New York

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Jack of the Wood November 2011.

Appearance similar to most porters, nice med-dark brown head with good retention. Nose nothing to write home about. Once you take a sip, that's where you notice how great of a porter this is- one of the most, if not the most, enjoyable porters to drink I've had. Nice balance of maltiness with some hints of roastiness and chocolate, mouthfeel is spot on. Smooth in all aspects. Great on a crisp autumn day sitting outside!

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 03:38:30 | More by matt850t
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-22-2013 02:29:49 | More by KevinGordon
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-01-2013 14:40:56 | More by ninaturner
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MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-01-2014 13:30:11 | More by MostlyNorwegian
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dave317

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-09-2014 16:24:56 | More by dave317
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BigAlofOrion

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-17-2013 03:40:27 | More by BigAlofOrion
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-20-2013 02:43:25 | More by AngusOg
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OldTime

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-09-2012 21:21:36 | More by OldTime
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-06-2013 18:27:30 | More by NCbeerpirate
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Raseky

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-11-2014 01:19:48 | More by Raseky
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Bung

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Dirty Jacks, but this growler was from Brawleys, nice to see growlers making it into the Charlotte area.

Full dark brown pour, thin finger of off white froth. Just barely sticks to the glass.

Aroma has the standard roast, earth, some cocoa.

A malty, bready porter. Roast malt, peat and light coffee. Earthy, pumpernikel like spiciness. Finishes pretty dry, hint of roast and cocoa.

Mouthfeel could be preceived as a bit thin, but it does border on creamy still. Alcohol non-existent and really drinkable in all seasons.

Serving type: growler

07-27-2010 02:32:41 | More by Bung
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Biere Garden in Asheville.

A - black with a thin brown lacing of head

S - roasty with a big coffee presence

T - creamy, roasty, coffee, faint chocolate, mildly bitter finish

M - medium to full bodied, smooth, little carbonation

This is a nice, traditional porter. It has solid flavor and good drinkability. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 08:09:06 | More by tdm168
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was a pretty good beer. Pour was somewhat flat with a thin cocoa head that was gone before my eyes. Lighter colored than what I'm used to and almost crystal clear when held to light with a ruby/mahogany color. Smell was very nice with the malts being more sweet with less roasted character than many American Porters I have. Sweet chocolate with hints of caramel, coffee, and a small earthy/grassy hop bite. Mouthfeel was a fairly light and thin. Not necessarily too watery but the body wasn't big enough. Carbonation being extremely low might have played a factor. Still, I find this very drinkable. The stuff went down about as quick as it was poured after I got the point of what I was dealing with. Split this on Thanksgiving with my sister who happened to purchase it from Green Man in Asheville. Nice!

Serving type: growler

11-25-2007 01:02:47 | More by ncvbc
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is dark bodied with ruby highlights. It is capped with an inch of mocha head.

S - It smells like fresh roasted coffee. Fantastic!

T - The taste started out with some cocoa and coffee. The coffee really came out as it warmed.

M - Full

O - This is a great porter. I would drink this regularly if locally available. Thanks Tim!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 23:16:15 | More by buschbeer
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thick dark brown with a large creamy tan colored head on the top. Great retention let it hang around for what seemed like forever before finally being nestled down into just a thin layer across the top. The aroma was very full and sweet. Lots of chocolate roaming through it along with a touch of coffee and lots of sugar. A slight smoked presentation as well. The flavor was also very full for a porter. This almost had a stout like feel to it as it was very thick and full with a great robust profile. Lots of chocolate and coffee notes dominated it.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2011 06:44:00 | More by mikesgroove
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, deep, amber-highlighted brown coloring with a slim, filmy ring around the surface. Aromas of cream, bittersweet chocolate, and subtle roasted coffee. Extremely balanced nose, and very inviting. Flavors are chocolate forward, bitter and slightly roasted, with cream highlights and hints of vanilla. Very tasty, and once again, very well balanced. Light in mouth, with a dryness to it that keeps the sweet flavors in check. The aftertaste is more of the bitter coffee and cocoa notes, but the creamy sweet character does peek it's head out here and there at the end of each drink. The finish is slick, crisp, and slightly dry. Very solid, tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 03:13:31 | More by GarthDanielson
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Went out for a pint with my wife the other night and grabbed one of these to start it off. Came out a thick dark black with a thin tawny head on top. Rich nose with big hits of coffee and chocolate. Lots of roasted goodness. The mouth is weighted perfectly as there is a nice chew to this one. This beer is teeming with a bounty of roasted coffee. There is a "green" element to this beer though. Leafy greens noticed in the flavor, with a fresh hop presence. Nice bitter snap at the end. This was a great beer, and one I would gladly have again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2012 21:09:01 | More by Onenote81
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farrago

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thin head, crests around one finger’s worth, deep tan in color, disappears very quickly, mostly tinier bubbles, doesn’t really have lacing per se as a razor residue after you tilt the glass. The liquid is an impenetrable black with a yellow aura around it, upon very close inspection there’s a few bubble beads visible. The nose is filled with brazil nuts, cashews, vanilla, caramel and brown sugar, cherry and red berry fruit, while sweet and roasty also has that telltale “organic” metallic, mineral water touch to it, no overt signs of hops, however, the overall feel has a refreshing stiffness to it, not soft and flabby. Light to medium-bodied, the carbonation has decent activity and that mineral water aspect gives it cleanliness. The cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, cola, coffee bean, nut flavors have cut, not overly roasted nor burnt. The black fruits more muted here, particularly as it becomes successively drier from mid-palate through the finish. Here you do get a grassy twinge at the end too. Seems calculated to appeal to those with a sweet tooth while also remaining food friendly and trim, light of step. A good summertime option for those who like Porters.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:42:56 | More by farrago
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king75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 14:27:41 | More by king75
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 04:16:53 | More by Hopsiam14
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Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.