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Green Man Porter - Green Man Brewery

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very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006)
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Photo of rudzud
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade probably 8 or so months ago that just kind of got lost in the fridge. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark dark brown nearly black hue with a one finger mocha head that faded quickly to leave a thin sudsy halo and light wisps. 3.75 (x .05 = .186)

S - Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, lightly sweet malts, darker chocolate, nice caramel, faint metallic twinge though. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

T - Taste is similar to the noce with nice roast, a bit darker, good chocolate, the malts are sweet but not in the way. Darker chocolate comes out along with some nice caramel. The metallic twinge is gone...there is a creamy flavour here, more akin to oats. Quite pleasant. 4 (x .45 = 1.8)

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated almost overly so, creamy, alcohol hidden. That being said it does suffer from feeling a bit thin/watery. 3 (x .1 = .3)

O - Overall, fairly decent porter in a pinch. Nothing I would go back and revisit, but a solid enough offering from Green Man Brewery. Perhaps if fresher it would be closer to 4's. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

Total Rating Score: 3.79
Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4/5  rDev +5%

The Green Man Porter is one of my favorite porters. Very smooth. Hint of chocolate and coffee, and slight smoky finish. But that is what I expect in a porter. My only criticism is the head. It has none and almost seems flat. Still a good beer. If you like porters, definitely try this one.

Jimlikesbeer, Yesterday at 01:04 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

BBS323, Saturday at 11:06 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%

Drumnart, Saturday at 01:38 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Basoos1, Nov 21, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -20.2%

JGTampaBay, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

fredmugs, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

greeniedgator, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

jburlew, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kmlund, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +5%

Smokey, roasty, slightly sweet, a bit of chocolate. This is a delicious porter.

Davepoolesque, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Supervintendo84
4.04/5  rDev +6%

Supervintendo84, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of BeerDawgs
4/5  rDev +5%

A 12oz bottle picked up at Brusin Ale's in Asheville Sep 2014

A - Pitch black with no clarity, 1 finger of head, and lots of sticky lace left all over the glass

A - Roasted malt, coffee beans, and dark chocolate all rolled up. Nice!

T - Smooth, silky, coffee and chocolate. Well balanced. Creamy. Tasty..well done!

M - Full bodied, creamy, rich, and nice aftertaste.

O - Very high drinkability. Enjoyable. Definitely a go-to porter if available!

BeerDawgs, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Dontelle392, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

I have had this one before, but this was the first one I have had since they began bottling. I love that they are bottling and now distributing. However, I would prefer they offer cans. Hopefully in the future they will.

Pours: Dark, some head that settles into a nice lacing pattern. Maybe a bit of light comes through but not much.

Aroma: Nice chocolate notes, some light hops going on or some floral element, maybe even a bit of bourbon in there.

Taste: Man, how good is this porter! Its what the style should be. Its got all the notes you want when you are looking to have a porter but without the harsher bitterness that some often have. Many breweries are just trying to do a watered down version of their stouts, this one is a stand alone porter and does just what it is advertised to do in the taste department. I could definitely drink several of these with ease. It finishes clean but with a nice smooth chocolate, molasses, rum and/or bourbon sweetness, but not at all overly sweet. Perfectly balanced beer.

Overall: I am so happy this is being distributed more widely and in bottles. My one problem, which really is not a problem is they should offer this in cans. I hope they do, a lot of Asheville breweries are beginning to go that direction.

humuloner22, Sep 29, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

kkazemi, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

atrocity, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Texasfan549, Sep 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

kjkinsey, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

jn84, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ronricorossi, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

KG710, Sep 14, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

jblain, Sep 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

TKEbeerman, Sep 14, 2014
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Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.