Green Man Forester | Green Man Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
87 Ratings
Green Man ForesterGreen Man Forester
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
greenmanbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pimpinmidget on 12-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, traditional stout with a nice tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Clean scent with some char. Nice char and roasted malt flavor with a bit of sweetness and a great bitter finish. It is a really nice beer that simple is good.

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Photo of DioS
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldManMetal
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Forester pours to a slightly rocky medium tan head on an effervescent brown body shot through with ruby highlights; head retention is brief, but lacing is excellent, consisting of bands and cavelets. The nose is light-medium in intensity, and is predominately peaty smoke, with more subtle cocoa, the slightest hint of toffee and slight alcohol overtones. The palate is a medium-bitter, thinnish smoky baker's-chocolate-and-cola flavor with a hint of molasses on the back end. The finish is a medium hit of bitter chocolate, and is fairly dry; the linger is a thinnish, medium-bitter chocolate flavor that lasts awhile. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the medium-full body and is very slightly astringent; the texture is slightly creamy and medium-peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (12 oz bottle, no code date)

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaredtp
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamminJay1986
2.02/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Pitch black with 1/2 a finger of head and some tan lacing left on top of the brew and on the glass

S - Roasted malts, but nothing overwhelms

T - Roast up front, semi-sweet, but again nothing surprises

F - Medium body and well carbonated

O - An average stout

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Photo of Gavage
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: black in color with a 1" tan colored hear that falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: light roasted malt aroma is all that is detectable.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and some dark fruit sweetness is balanced with a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting roasted tones stick to the tongue.

Overall: a very enjoyable and easy drinking stout.

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Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bendukes86
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a sucker for stouts ...and what a drinkable one this is! Very pleased and will be buying again!

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ghowehattrick
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Black as night, pours a healthy tan head that produces some lace on the glass. Bready roasty nose with some herbal hop and dried dark fruit in the nose. Kiss of chocolatey sweetness upfront, toasted and roasted maltiness drys middle to end. Ample hoppiness and some warming alcohol in the finish. Love hoppy stouts like this, well done!

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dark brown with ruby highlights under a 1” tan foam cap that is moderately persistent and has a very fine bead.

S: Has a roasty nose with traces of chocolate, coffee, grain and dark sugars.

T: Begins mildly sweet with dark dried fruit flavors, and a touch of stone fruit, moving towards coffee by mid palate with a balancing hop bitterness and some grainy roast astringency on the finish that helps dry the beer out. There are no sharp or burnt flavors. The malt flavors are medium high, the roast is medium, the chocolate flavors are medium low, the hop bitterness is medium high, the sweetness is medium low. In the finish a lingering roast flavor and hop bitterness combine to suggest dark bitter chocolate.

F: Very creamy medium full body and medium carbonation.

O: A very drinkable and satiating stout.

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Photo of RPM3334
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingEdward
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmitC
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Green Man Forester from Green Man Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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