1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Green Man The Dweller - Green Man Brewery

Not Rated.
Green Man The DwellerGreen Man The Dweller

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 03-28-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Tasted 10 March 2014.

Pours black and thick, just a bit of brown at the very edges. 1.5 fingers of deep brown head; good retention, excellent lacing. Pretty darn solid.

Smell is on the faint side for a big stout. What's there is rich, woody and mildly sweet roasted malts. Some cocoa, a bit of coffee, and a hint of char. But mostly it's rich and deep and sweet.

Taste is really nice at times, a little lacking at others. The first sip gushes with coffee and milk chocolate, followed by a touch of woody char. But other sips come through thin and just not all that flavorful. It's half really good, half meh.

Feel is excellent. Thick and chewy, as it should be, with carbonation that spikes and then fades, setting things in motion and then backing off to let the flavors play their roles. Stellar.

A good imperial stout. It has some strong character, but a few weak patches in the smell and taste bring it down for me. If it were as good across the board as it is at its peak, it would be outstanding.

zeledonia, Mar 11, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +1%

Mantooth, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of rye_so_serious
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

rye_so_serious, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of king75
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

king75, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Blakerooster
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with medium mocha head. As expected, the color is dark. It has initial smell of a crisp flowery chocolate. This is a very drinkable stout. It is smooth and living up to the name as the flavor dwells in a very pleasant aftertaste of vanilla and malt. Honestly, this is one of the best stouts I've had in a long time. Kudos to Greenman Brewery. I will definitely be drinking more from them soon. I feel honored to have had the chance to drink this rare brew. Thanks goes to my friend Molly for the present.

Blakerooster, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

cjgator3, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +1%

qcbrewer, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Mavajo
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Mavajo, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +1%

woodchip, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

kbuzz, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Duckworths. Maybe not the darkest, but a dirty dark brown. Light tan head. Stuck to the glass pretty well.

Aroma, roast malt, some dark chocolate. I don't get a ton out of this, but I always seem to have this issue at Ducks so I'll give the benefit of the doubt.

Taste, nice chewey roast malt, chocolates. Some faint file red fruit. Finish has more roast, anise, and a minor piney note.

Solid medium body, low near creamy carbonation. Pretty coating. Little alcohol presence.

A nice take, everything you would expect is nicely present. Wouldn't spring for a 750 of this, but worth it on draft.

Bung, May 10, 2013
Photo of Boski
4/5  rDev +1%

Boski, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wil for this one, shared at the 3rd annual chili showdown.
Poured into a pint, it frothed a bit with an ample layer of creamy tan foam. Lasting coverage and good retention, minimal spotty lacing. Bakers chocolate and light roast in the aroma, moreso in the full bodied flavor. Big chocolate, roast, and mild tobacco that gives it some nice complexity. Smooth and creamy feel, full in body. Despite the higher abv, it was quite easy to drink with a silky feel. Recommended!

emerge077, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

SPLITGRIN, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of jsanford
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jsanford, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -24.2%

100200300, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 19.99. Brewed 9/25/11, bottled 2/2/12. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours dark brown, slightly translucent ruby highlights around the edges with two fingers of tan head. Head recedes to some wisps on the surface and a thin halo that leaves spotty lacing.

Smells roasty with cocoa, plums and a little coffee.

Taste is a soft smooth blend of bitter sweet dark chocolate, dark stone fruits, mild burnt caramel, creamed coffee, slight pine, subtle funk and just a bit of booze.

Creamy, smooth medium full body with mild but present carbonation. Long bitter cocoa and burnt coffee finish.

The best thing I've had from Green Man but for the same price as a bottle of Hunahpu it falls short. A well brewed classic take on imperial stout with nothing to really make it stand out. Certainly good and worth a try but I can't see myself spending that much for another bottle in the future. That said, I made the whole 750 vanish by myself.

ThickNStout, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of NastyNate11
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

NastyNate11, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

jerefreakinmiah, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

FUwolfpacker, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of fbc24
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

fbc24, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of csustar001
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

csustar001, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of DangerDawg
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bought back in April at Bestway in Greensboro.

Pours beautifully leaving a finger of head that settles down to the edges of the glass.

Smells of a little chocolate and dark fruits. Roasty. Some coffee. It's hard to smell after a Black Tuesday and Hunahpu's.

Tastes of chocolates and dark fruits with a bit of a burnt after taste. Very drinkable though.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Smooth and creamy, the way a big stout should be.

I like this beer for sure, and the rating may have been higher if it wasn't up against such heavyweights tonight.

DangerDawg, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of bcp5296d
4/5  rDev +1%

bcp5296d, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

ygtbsm94, Feb 19, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Green Man The Dweller from Green Man Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.