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Green Man Porter - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
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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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color-traces of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin off white head that eventually completely faded away.
S: Faint aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted and dark malts along with hints of cola.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This porter is very easy to drink and has a good amount of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 21:59:13 | More by metter98
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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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found the beer at Jack of the Wood in Asheville NC. (The taproom at the brewery was closing (who closes at 11:00 on Saturday night?) so this was the closest place to find the beers). The Porter turns out to be quite nice. A flavorful barley aroma and taste give a nice blend of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and nuttiness. Lots of sweetness approach caramel levels, but level off just before. The low-lying hop presence lets the beer seem sweeter and maltier than it acually is. No real hop aroma, little flavor, and a balanced bittering. Body is a bit light, but fair for an English Porter. Finishes on a clean fermented, cocoa note. Won't knock your socks off, but certainly quenched my thirst on this summer night.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2007 20:35:25 | More by BEERchitect
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-26-2013 04:06:10 | More by ygtbsm94
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: At least in the dim lighting of the Jack of the Wood pub, this beer had a black body crowned with an off-white head.

Smell: The aroma has nary but a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Nice, semi-sweet chocolatey flavor with a bit of nuttiness. Finished dry, but with no bitterness (or hop character for that matter).

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly simple and straight-forward, though it made for fine, easy drinking hours after the Brewgrass Beer Festival.

****

Re-sampled on 2/3/08 at the Green Man brewery:

(Currently listed as 6.1% abv at the brewery).

Appearance: Dark brown body with a small, light beige head.

Smell: An aroma akin to a Heath bar with added notes of roasted nuts.

Taste: Pleasant mix of toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and roasted nuts with a medium sweetness. A very light touch of roast and earthy bitterness brings balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty solid! Presents a bit more character than our last encounter.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2007 20:45:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-29-2013 22:59:35 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewpub.Poured a near jet black except for a tinge of ruby,a thin off white head atop.Picked up roast and bitter chocolate mainly in the nose,there was a light fruitiness underlying as well.Pretty well rounded flavors going on,somewhat roasty and earthy from the onset,a juicy fruitiness seems to come in late and makes it pretty balanced.A little thin but its a sociable porter,not half bad,I would liked to try on cask.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2010 12:03:11 | More by oberon
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-04-2013 00:05:15 | More by Kegatron
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear but opaque black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some reddish brown + cola brown highlights. The beer has a one and a half finger tall sudsy foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of roasted dark malts, almost slightly burnt.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark and roasted malts with just the slightest hint of burnt malts. Very light hints of bittersweet chocolate near the finish. Light amounts of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very nice and enjoyable porter and probably my favorite beer from Green Man - it has been a solid brew for quite a while and one which is definitely sessionable. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 03:30:24 | More by dbrauneis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-18-2013 02:46:28 | More by DrunkinYogi
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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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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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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a Green Man sampler shaker. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, dark chocolate, and nutty. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, dark chocolate, nutty, and peanuts. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. My one question on this one is, where did all of this nuttiness come from? Holy moly! It would have been nice if it were only an undertone, but that amount was just a little bit too much to put this one in a good category. It however did not totally ruin the brew, but it definitely would have ranked higher if the nuttiness were toned back slightly.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2013 21:44:04 | More by thagr81us
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2013 13:56:00 | More by claspada
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-29-2013 00:25:54 | More by pathman
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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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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jack of the Woods on 11/27/09.

A - Mahogany brown body with burgundy highlights around the edges and a slim tan head head that settled into a thin patchy veil.

S - Nutty aroma suggesting chestnuts and walnuts with a hint of coffee and roasted malt character. Subtle chocolate notes are also apparent, as well as a hint of molasses and brown sugar sweetness. Scant hop presence overall with very minimal herbal tones.

T - Quite nutty with hints of chocolate and coffee as well as some caramel malt. There is also a faint hint of licorice present. Brown sugar and molasses notes offer up some sweetness and complement the mild hoppy finish, gently masking the porter's ever-so-slight astringent quality.

M - Medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and a bit of carbonation, resulting in some mild bristle on the tongue. Finishes with mild bitterness and a touch of astringency on the palate.

D - Solid overall, although I found this porter to be pretty run-of-the-mill in the grand scheme of things.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2009 00:03:24 | More by ffejherb
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-19-2013 17:12:27 | More by ZEB89
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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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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-17-2013 03:26:21 | More by buckyp
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-30-2013 01:00:19 | More by ADTaber
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-20-2013 07:37:07 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-06-2013 05:49:52 | More by Falcone
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JayQue

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to Jack of the Woods pub in Asheville NC and wanted to try something on cask. The choice was Green Man porter that night. Served in a pint glass, this beer was dark brown with a good size light tan head. head retention was decent and there was considerable lacing on the glass.

Aroma was a bit light, coffee and roasted malts were the strongest smells.

Tasted great!!!! Nothing like an ale on cask for smoothness!!!! This one went down real easy..Would be great for a session although the abv is a hair high by BA standards. Flavor of coffee and roasted malts with a little hops in the finish and a bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, light with rich flavor.

This one is a winner. The cask certainly added to the experience.

Serving type: cask

04-04-2012 00:43:18 | More by JayQue
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Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.