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Green Man Porter - Green Man Brewery

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Green Man PorterGreen Man Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006

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Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Supervintendo84
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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!

Photo of Dontelle392
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of humuloner22
4.75/5  rDev +25%

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.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rudzud
3.78/5  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

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.