Green Man Porter - Green Man Brewery
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4.58/5 rDev +20.2%
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.
09-23-2009 01:55:59 | More by drperm
4.35/5 rDev +14.2%
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!
12-02-2011 03:38:30 | More by matt850t
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
07-27-2010 02:32:41 | More by Bung
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
05-29-2012 08:09:06 | More by tdm168
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
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!
11-25-2007 01:02:47 | More by ncvbc
4.09/5 rDev +7.3%
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!
04-25-2014 23:16:15 | More by buschbeer
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
11-27-2011 06:44:00 | More by mikesgroove
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
12-07-2013 03:13:31 | More by GarthDanielson
Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.