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Green Man The Dweller - Green Man Brewery

Green Man The DwellerGreen Man The Dweller

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BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 03-28-2012)
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ThickNStout

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:26:35 | More by ThickNStout
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zeledonia

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 03:01:43 | More by zeledonia
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Bung

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2013 01:15:11 | More by Bung
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jpro

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (2013, 7.5%) poured into a Duvel glass...

A: Pours black, perhaps black-brown when held to light; about two fingers of thick, light mocha head recedes to a buttery layer that leaves some serious sheets of crusty, sugary lace; all of the info on the bottle is nice, too.

S: Dark chocolate; roasted notes; semi-sweet chocolate; caramel notes, too.

T: Sweet malts; blackstrap molasses; light toffee and dark chocolate; pretty minimal hop bitterness makes for a pretty sweet stout... maybe a touch too sweet; more hop character or roasted malt flavor would help cut the sweetness of this brew.

M: Whoa... awesome! Thick and full-bodied... creamy, like a milkshake almost; carbonation is on the lower side. Only complaint is that it leaves the palate a little sweet / sticky - a touch of dryness would make the feel perfect.

O: A really nice stout - don't know if I'd call it "imperial" at 7.5%, but regardless of style, its pretty tasty. Stouts definitely don't look any better or have a better feel. Over-sweetness is what brings it down a notch for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:07:17 | More by jpro
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gford217

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, bottled Feb 2, 2012.

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a huge fluffy beige head that shows great lacing and retention.

Aroma is fairly hoppy with some light earthy notes and plenty of chocolate malts and vanilla. Maybe some hints of roasted espresso beans.

Lots of bittersweet chocolate and vanilla with some light smoke and heavily roasted black malts. Dry, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

I'm impressed with this beer, especially since it's my first beer from Green Man. Heavy on the bittersweet chocolate and roast, but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 02:38:56 | More by gford217
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Frank (fbc24) for bringing this to the Nov. '12 Philly 'burbs bottle share.

Dark brown-black pour, oily and opaque with a nice dense cap of mocha head. Aroma of roasty malts, dark chocolate, and strangely, fairly heavy notes of yeast and some dark fruits. Taste was unexpectedly unusual...this was not a typical stout, but instead drank like some hybrid of a stout, a quad, and a barleywine. Dark malts, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, licorice, earthy hops...I'm not sure what kind of yeast they used for this, but I and several other members of the group definitely got some quad-y character from this beer. Not totally sure exactly what was going on with this beer, but whatever it was, it worked. Full-medium body, smooth, tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 09:22:08 | More by Rifugium
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 2013 batch which is 7.5% ABV.

This pours out a completely pitch black color with a finger of dark, roasted head.

The aroma is full of roasty malt notes, bittersweet dark chocolate, some coffee, a hint of smoke and some caramel.

The taste is mainly dominated by the big, roasty malt notes that are followed by a bittersweet dark chocolate that is very rich. There is some coffee, but it's not overwhelming and a little bit of caramel, some vanilla and a hint of smoke.

The body is full and the mouthfeel is slightly creamy. The ABV is completely hidden.

This is a very easy to drink Imperial Stout that has a lot of nice traditional notes, but it's a little too straightforward not complex enough to be amazing. Definitely worth trying though!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 05:35:37 | More by JohnnyMc
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DangerDawg

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 01:29:21 | More by DangerDawg
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: 2013 Vintage

A: Pours a thick opaque jet black in color with moderate to heavy amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass/surface of the beer and some very dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy very dark tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thick film surround by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and some lighter notes of anise/licorice. Some lighter notes of dark fruits (plum) and freshly ground coffee with hints of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of deeply roasted dark malts and a strong flavor of bittersweet chocolate. That is followed by some light notes of dark fruit (plum), anise/licorice, and fresh coffee. There are light to moderate flavors of earthy and pine hops. Overall there is a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Very full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy with hints of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I really enjoyed this beer - a really nice flavor and aroma with a wonderful body. Overall the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 19:42:03 | More by dbrauneis
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emerge077

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 19:36:26 | More by emerge077
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 batch. Bottle states 7.5% ABV, must be much lighter nowadays (current listing and picture says 9.5%)

A: Pours a nice pitch black. Big, fluffy, effervescent head. Head takes forever to fade away. Nice spiderweb lacework. Great head retention.

S: Nice roasted malt notes. Dark chocolate covered coffee beans. Touch of char and a decent amount of anise.

T: Nice bitter coffee and dark chocolate up front. A little charry with hints of anise in the middle. Whatever sweetness there is runs out and you get more of a pure baker's chocolate in the finish. Lingering dark chocolate between sips.

M: Medium bodied, smooth. Silky almost.

O: A pretty simple stout with just roasted malt flavors (sorry, been drinking a lot of barrel aged/adjunct added stouts lately so I'm a little warped). Great smooth and well integrated flavors. Very tasty and goes down easy. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 05:07:58 | More by Dope
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is almost jet black, with a tan, frothy, foamy, light tan head that settles quickly into a halo of head. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, molasses, charred wood, caramel, hints of smoke, and earthy notes. Very heavy and rich nose. Wow. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, but with more of a blended flavor profile, with the bitter coffee forming a solid backbone, and bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and some creamy sweet notes providing balance. Very tasty and very drinkable. The 9.5% ABV is hidden very well beneath the layers of this brew. More richly sweet notes come out as you drink, with molasses dark sugary sweetness and caramel highlights darting in and out. Earthy notes, and even some hints of tobacco, rough the edges up enough to really define each sip, and allow you to appreciate the experience. Smooth, slightly heavy, and layered body, with a bitter, roasted, and chocolate laden aftertaste. The finish is smooth, with a slightly dry, bitter undertone. This is a beast, and well worth searching out.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 20:57:21 | More by GarthDanielson
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My bottle designates alcohol content as 7.5% not 9.5%.

Capped 750ml bottle pours into a La Fin Du Monde oversized snifter. Pitch black in color with a rather dark and frothy, cappuccino colored head of at least one finger in size. Plenty of lacing adorns the glass.

Full of coffee, chocolate, and roasted grains in the nose. Minimal fruitiness, but the overall aroma is rather subtle; nothing is overly noticeable, therefore the overall feel is lacking. Some alcohol sweetness.

Nice balance in the flavor. Starts with coffee and sweet malts, figs and raisins. Finishes strong with bakers chocolate and chocolate cake. Quite complex and delicious. Espresso Coffee roast finally comes to life long after consumption. This beer has a flavor that evolves second by second, each second different than the previous. Very nice!

Silky smooth mouthfeel with the alcohol well hidden (although it is fairly low for the style anyway). A real coffee and chocolate treat. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 19:13:32 | More by SaCkErZ9
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a thick motoroilesque dark brown With half a finger of rich darker chocolate head. Good retention, OK lacing.

S - rich chocolate, rosary almost mildly smokey malts, some sweet darker fruits and licorice.

T - Lots of sweet dark fruit and licorafe. Fair amount of chocolate sweetness and a bit of roastyness. Slightly boozy as well. The more I drink the more balanced between the four it gets.

M - not quite full bodied but not too far off, moderate carbonation, good mix of drinkable and sipper.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:33:14 | More by MacQ32
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Netdigger2

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours out black with a mocha head and tight lacing. Very viscous and thick.

I get a lot of chocolate, some roasted malts and a bunch of prune/currant undertones. It smells great, but pick up more hops than I expected.

Taste is a great blend of chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, a little bit of char at the end keeps this from being a 5.

It has a thicker feel to me, but light enough to keep it from being overly rich, carbonation is ample for the style.

Overall, this was very enjoyable and a great first effort at bottling.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 20:27:29 | More by Netdigger2
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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 06:19:03 | More by Blakerooster
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