Green Man None More Black | Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Norwegian brewers have an old tradition of brewing a beer and storing it so if they passed away during the year there would be beer for their funeral. If they didn’t die they would drink it in celebration. Our specialty brewer Mike is following this tradition with this pitch black strong ale aged for 12 months in whiskey barrels. Mike made it through another year so the public gets to enjoy this beer that is so black that if you ask how much more black it could be, the answer is none…..none more black.

Added by chinchill on 02-12-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 22
Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Special RBWG-2014 cask on tap at the brewery.
Opaque and black; modest head

Aroma: plenty of dark roasted grains; exceptional only for its strength.

Flavor: perhaps even more dark and burnt grain than the aroma suggests with a touch of smoke. Overly burnt.

Feel: a bit harsh (despite its name), perhaps from the overload of ingredients.

O: Made for a gathering of beer geeks, this extreme beer is over the top with an overload of burnt grains and very dark roasted malts. Extreme to the point of challenging; not easy to manage with this style.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Deep rich and creamy thick creating head, mocha brown and dark, like a big whipped up sundae topping and a few odd swiss cheese bubbles. Hangs with spider and rings of lacing while settling. Body color is an aggressive walnut black, just opaque and thick like crazy. One supper impressive dark brew.

Very tantalizing aroma. Fruity esters that jump with grape and plum like notes, but with some also sweeter hop and leafy herbal green sort of mint and bitterness. Lots of herbality, thick roast and wonderful dark chocolate senses. Earthy and thick, with a garden richness of soil and thick green herbs. Real impressive brew.

Real unexpected palate than the nose hints at. The mid palate fills with a good but not great body for oak aging, washes full but also doesn't coat very much. A sense of bitter hop and roast permeates at first, but the aftertaste is the best part and the most surprising. Sweet dark chocolate finish, and warm tea and sharp earthy hop and roast character. Bitter melon rind a bit as well, almost a little too much, one that grows and lingers exponentially on the swallow. The finish is real impressive, but also gets a little tiring, and just a hint to bitter.

A tough angle to crack particularly with the oak aging addition. A decent brew, but some of the hop forward and balance with the roast character oak aging is taking a bit of a fight with each other, than complimenting nicely. Still very good though.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a tall, foamy, dense, chocolate tan colored head. Wow, this is a beauty. Aromas of roasted notes, rich chocolate, rich bourbon and vanilla, woody notes, earthy highlights, bitter coffee, and a solid hops bitterness. There is some hints of smoke in there, too. Flavors are richly sweet forward, with a backbone of smoke and bitter coffee to balance everything out. Chocolate, cream, bourbon, vanilla, and hazelnut all combine to provide a thick layer of rich sweetness to assault your palate. Tremendous. There is enough campfire smoke in there to really guilt you into drinking this beer in the woods or on the porch of a cabin. Smooth, heavy, and velvety in mouth, with a bitter and dry edge to keep it from becoming just another massive stout/milkshake type beer. Hops bitterness still shines through in the aftertaste that is otherwise comprised of chocolate and coffee. Good, solid resinous and pitchy hops, with a subtle kick of citrus. The finish is smooth and creamy, but with a bitter and subtly dry undertone. This is a beast of a beer. Congrats on surviving another year, Mike! You churned out one helluva brew!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle

Poured into a snifter. Pours a pitch black color as the name suggests with a tan colored head with great retention and lacing. The aroma features a ton of character from the whiskey barrels, fantastic smell. The taste features some roastiness up front with some sweetness coming in for a quick moment and leading into a dry finish with a nice oakiness from the barrels. Overall, this is a really enjoyable brew.

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Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite a beer. Aroma is black patent malt, leather, whiskey, cocoa, licorice. Flavor's like nose with cocoa coming out more along with some sweet, the whiskey, a bit of tang and bitter in the finish. Great body. Nicely done.

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Green Man None More Black from Green Man Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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