Green Man Imperial Stout | Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 23
Photo of eruckart
4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this for the first time on a day trip to Asheville, NC when a friend and I happened to stumble upon Jack of the Woods after we found out The Thirsty Monk was not open for lunch and we needed a place to grab some food. I am a huge fan of Imperial Stouts and am always game to try any and all I can find. So when our server told us that Green Man had just kegged their winter seasonal Imperial Stout and they had hooked the keg up that morning we decided we would definitely have to give it a try. Pours a thick, rich black and taste of chocolate, mocha and coffee. The ABV is well above the 5.7% listed as I was told closer to the 9-9.5% range by our server and the folks at the brewery when I picked up a growler to take back home.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

(Listed as 9.5% ABV at the brewery, and is all Imperial Stout, babies! Are there *any* Green Man beers here that are properly listed? Sheesh.)

Appearance: Jet black body with a small, powdery, light tan head.

Smell: Melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels with dark caramel, vanilla, a puff of smoke, and a restrained roastiness.

Taste: Dark maltiness yielding flavors of rich semi-sweet chocolate, dark caramel, and vanilla. Light dusting of powdered sugar. Pleasant roastiness emerges along wtih a medium earthy roastiness. More chocolate and roast at the end for a mocha-like finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: The non-cask version was quite good, but on cask it's exquisite. If you can't get down to the brewery to give it a try, then, I'm sorry, my friend.

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Photo of taylor714914
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a knockout beer. Poured from a nitro tap, this dark rich beauty is a perfect nightcap.

Beautiful cascading 1 finger head of tan foam.

Smells of dark chocolate, dark roasted grains, coffee, a touch of smoke, and a hint of unrefined sweetness.

Taste is stellar. the stout is exceptionally smooth, with the intense bitter dark chocolate flavors marrying well with the sweet coffee and smoke.

Mouthfeel was perfect. Straight up 5/5.

Overall, an imperial stout that I wished I could drink more of, but had to drive.

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Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black with a half inch mocha head that somewhat stuck around with great lacing. The smell was bourbon booze with some roasty malts. The taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a little hoppy with a very strong bite. This one was very creamy and thick which I love in a Impy Stout. The drinkability is also very good. Another reviewer says this is bigger than the ABV listed and it doesn't seem like it is. I love this and glad unclejedi sent it to me.

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Photo of blackie
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Served in an open mouth chalice type glass at Jack of the Wood. The beer is nearly black in color. Served full without much space for a head, a slim ring remains after the recession.

smell and taste: Primarily roasty with a moderate level of bittersweet chocolate. Very long finish, with a progression from the sweet flavor to lingering roasts and nice bitterness. Flavors of cold coffee in the aftertaste. Comes through best on the tongue with a range of big, bold stout flavors.

m: full body with low-medium carbonation

d: good

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Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A growler brought to the Atlanta Ale meeting. Bourbon and chocolate and roastiness in the aroma. Dark brown with drops of lace. Hoppy with appropriate carbonation. Rich at the finish, yeast and coffee observed on the way. Also more bitter as it goes. More like an imperial porter, and complex and enjoyable.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black, with a huge cream colored head, that took a long while to settle down. Lace made the glass opaque, this was definatly fresh! Smell was of rosted malts with a hint of coffee. The taste was great. Roasted coffee and malts, very nice, slight hop is the back, and the taste lingered, deep dark chocolate with, a bit of caramel, very nicely done. The mouthfeel was almost perfect for a stout. Thick, nicely carbonated, smooth delivery and just great. I could really drink this all the time,

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Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Green Man Imperial Stout from a large shared bottle.

Rich ... very rich with mainly dark roasted malt.
Lacks complexity but not intensity. Good balance.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured basically black with a one finger light khaki head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earthy notes, and chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, and earthy notes. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Ovearll thie was a pretty good brew. However, the flavors seemed a little watered-down/muted in here in my opinion. The flavors were quite good, just not robust at all unfortunately. The aroma was also weak in intensity as well. This one could use some more intensity and it would be quite excellent. As it sits now, it is worth trying at least once, but that is about it.

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Green Man Imperial Stout from Green Man Brewery
3.99 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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