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Green Man Porter - Green Man Brewery

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very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kristougher, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Irish57, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tmm313, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Dave1999
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a small white head.

The smell is roasted coffee,vannila and chocolate. Pretty much everything you'd expect from a good porter.

The taste is milk chocolate and coffee and finishes slightly bitter.

The mouthfeel is smooth and medium to light bodied and light carbonation.

Overall a very tasty porter, I haven't been overly impressed by Green Man so far but this is pretty good.

Dave1999, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +5.3%

claspada, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Ljoreilly, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of SMKilp
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of farrago
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

farrago, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

zdeck37, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

FUwolfpacker, May 29, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

metter98, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

KevinGordon, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

NastyNate11, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

carrollmel7, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

RyanAU, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ADTaber, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

RWLawman, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of CMOrak
4/5  rDev +5.3%

CMOrak, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of napetry
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

napetry, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Mantooth, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

thagr81us, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Bin33chef, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

hyoung41, Jan 12, 2013
Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.