The Demon Dweller | Green Man Brewery

The Demon DwellerThe Demon Dweller
BA SCORE
77.8%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 63 ratings
The Demon DwellerThe Demon Dweller
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beeranator on 02-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,820
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
63
Liked:
49
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
14.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Rizzy17
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmukid87
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greencovesteve
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
2.36/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of aspapp
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of modernvista
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured like a stout should. Dark and creamy head. Nice lacing on the glass, but not too pronounced.
Smells delicious: Coffee and Oak dominate, a little malt and molasses.
Taste likes a barrel aged stout should - coffee, vanilla, and a slight bitter aftertaste. i wouldnt say astringent however. Alcohol isn't too hot, and is a little deceiving for a 10+

Mouth-feel is a little too carbonated and less viscous than preferred for a barrel aged stout.

note: as far as i know, this is NOT a bourbon aged stout, but just oak aged - so previous notes by tasters may be incorrect.

overall - a solid barrel aged imperial stout. i prefer 'em a little sweeter and heavier, but this is delicious. High drink-ability!

cheers!

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

750mL bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 21.99. I picked this up in early May and believe this is the 2015 release but there is no bottling date. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours black with a three finger pillar of deep tan head. The froth slowly shrinks back to a thin veneer of surface haze and a full halo, leaving a few substantial patches of lace.

Smells of semi sour prunes, faint bourbon, soft chocolate, oaken vanilla, creamed coffee and slightly burnt caramel. It's ok but a little more tame in the barrel department than expected.

The bourbon is much more subtle in the flavor than anticipated. Dark chocolate, heavily roasted malt, faintly souring fruit, soft bourbon, creamed coffee, wet wood, caramel, dark fruit skins and a slight burn of alcohol. Between some slight oxidation, the semi sour dark fruit skins and earthy oak I get the feeling that this might be on the verge of turning.

Creamy, medium full body with moderately light carbonation. More souring dark fruit is the dominant note in the aftertaste along with some chocolate, caramel and very mild bourbon.

I'm not sure if Demon Dweller only spent a short amount of time in bourbon barrels or perhaps the barrels were second use but the barrel notes are more faint than typical. Add in the fact that the barrel seems to be slowly infecting the beer rather than complementing or improving and this is rather a disappointment- particularly given how much they charge. After three overpriced, under flavored bottles from Green Man I think I'm done. They might have just been enrolled in the no-buy club along with Rogue.

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Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is jet black, thick on the pour, with a healthy, foamy, clingy, tan colored head. Aromas of vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, oak, rich caramel, chocolate, bitter coffee, tangy crème, woody notes, and earthy undertones. Flavors are rich vanilla, caramel, and chocolate forward, with a subtle mocha coffee backbone, some boozy highlights, and wood spices. The barrel imparts enough earth and spice to rough up all the rich sweetness and strike a good amount of balance. The body is full and smooth, with a subtle weight to it, as well as a building warmth that accompanies the rich chocolate, molasses, and vanilla aftertaste. The finish is velvety smooth and layered, with a subtle cloying to all the richness, and a linger to the molasses and vanilla. This is a very big, very balanced, very good beer. I can't wait to see how it ages.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbwimer
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AppaZappa
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristougher
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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The Demon Dweller from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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