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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
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006)
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Dave1999

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 01:12:44 | More by Dave1999
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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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Ljoreilly

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-03-2013 02:56:22 | More by Ljoreilly
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SMKilp

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-21-2013 16:07:54 | More by SMKilp
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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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farrago

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:42:56 | More by farrago
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zdeck37

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2013 00:50:16 | More by zdeck37
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-29-2013 19:30:42 | More by FUwolfpacker
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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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-22-2013 02:29:49 | More by KevinGordon
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-12-2013 19:53:21 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-07-2013 02:43:40 | More by NastyNate11
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-03-2013 22:45:26 | More by carrollmel7
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-31-2013 22:08:38 | More by RyanAU
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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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RWLawman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2013 01:53:04 | More by RWLawman
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CMOrak

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-26-2013 22:54:09 | More by CMOrak
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-26-2013 00:14:48 | More by napetry
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-20-2013 23:40:59 | More by Mantooth
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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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Bin33chef

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-14-2013 22:00:02 | More by Bin33chef
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-12-2013 23:20:38 | More by hyoung41
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-10-2013 14:42:30 | More by starrdogg
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ckeegan04

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-08-2013 23:08:10 | More by ckeegan04
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-06-2013 18:27:30 | More by NCbeerpirate
Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.