Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
English Porter
Ranked #57
Ranked #18,774
3.85 | pDev: 9.09%
Jul 26, 2022
Feb 02, 2006
Very Good
Notes: Dark, full-bodied, and rich in flavor, Green Man Porter is wonderfully easy to drink. It offers a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and finishes with distinctive chocolate notes. This traditionally crafted, award-winning British-style Porter, like a true rock star, enjoys a legendary following.
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Rated: 4.52 by Greg_Eans from Kentucky

Jul 26, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a creamy rich porter with great malt flavor pours with big head but disipates
Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Mgrush

May 14, 2022
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Rated by ZlaVydra from Georgia

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Very smooth, but overly subdued. Doesn't measure up to Bells or Founders, but it's a decent regional option.
May 07, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by 10Crumra from Texas

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by PEBKAC from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Single from Ingles. (Less than) two buck chuck.

Pint glass @home. Pretty cascading, slow, tan head. Brown on black.

Nose is mildy malted, toffee-ish & a bit phenolic.

Cocoa, malted milk balls, Japanese milk coffee, just a wince of clean pine hoppiness. Gets sweeter & a little licorice shows up as it warms.

Dusty, medium carbonation, slightly spirited alcohol, easy enough.

I guess this is good. Certainly fresher than most other options in this style.
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by robotic_being from Florida

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle with enjoy by 12/26/21. deep dark black coffee appearance with thick tan head in tumbler glass.

smells. amazing, like christmas holidays: aromas of cherry chocolate come off at firs, then roasty rich, interesting notes of anise or licorice or something that is just insanely good.

tastes are smooth, richly roasted malts. with a clean-ness and a great fresh overall English styled local porter!

I love it and do recommend it. A damn fine porter! Unbelievably smooth and drinkable.
Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Purchased a bottle of this beer in Asheville last month. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark brown color with thin beige head and decent lacing. Smell and taste of chocolate. Some dark bread notes and roasted malt. All a bit subdued. It would be nice to have some bold flavors. Good, not great.
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz undated can purchased at the brewery 3 weeks ago poured into a shaker pint at fridge temp 6% ABV 40 IBU. The beer pours mostly bright medium brown in color with tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of tiny bubbles. The aroma is mild with roasted and toasted malt notes and a hint of earthiness. The taste is semisweet toasted malt with a hint of roast malt, bittersweet chocolate and a tangy, medium bitter, earthy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good to excellent English porter.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Jpenske212 from North Carolina

Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 3.76 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 27, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by mtnwesdew from New York

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by EndeavorUK from South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Container: 12 ounce bottle. Enjoy by date is 05/31/2020. Contents poured into a clean pint glass.
Aroma: Slight bread crust, chocolate notes
Taste: Notes of toffee, chocolate, hints of brown bread crust
Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy. Slight bitterness towards the back of the throat
Appearance: Dark, rich color. Coffee colored head that quickly fades. Not a lot of lacing
Overall: A well crafted English Style Porter. I think it is on par with Palmetto Espresso Stout. A solid A+
May 29, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Estrems1 from New Jersey

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm partial to Porter's, and this one is outstanding. Pours a dark brown/black with almost no head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and malt. Taste follows, with sweet over coffee. Medium mouthfeel and a coffee/chocolate dominated aftertaste
Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. freshness dated can: coco-cola brown with faint orangish-red highlights; there is a quickly receding beige head with no lacing.

The weakest link in the beer with faint hints of sour milk chocolate.

Now, this is an easy-drinking porter - somewhat reminds me of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. There are hints of chocolate and roast along with a bittersweet lingering flavor on the palate - nothing very complex, just a very satisfying flavor.

The mouthfeel is rather short-lived with a light to medium body; the carbonation is restrained with a pleasant, lingering chocolate bitterness on the tongue.

While this is far from my favorite porter, this is another consistent and flavorful effort by Green Man Brewery.
Dec 08, 2019
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Kind of a broad style, this offering has a little sweetness to put it similar to some Baltic porters. There’s a mix of dark chocolate, molasses, and hints of char and licorice in the taste. The nose has a bit of dark toast with molasses stronger than the other notes also found in the taste. The feel is a bit fizzy and sticky with a leaning lighter than medium body.
Nov 19, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Mustela_Man from California

Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Black color, tan mousse-like head with good retention

Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate and expresso

Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate and expresso/coffee. Restrained bitterness. Medium sweetness.

Mouth Feel: Soft, creamy with low carbonation. Medium length finish

Overall: Enjoyable to drink. Solid Porter style. No obvious flaws. Not overly bitter. Easily a staple in your fridge for Porter.
Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by singletary from Mississippi

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It pours a deep dark brown color with almost no head just a little ring around the glass. The smell is faint chocolate and the taste is typically porter, chocolate burnt coffee with a dry taste on the end taste. The feel is medium with visible carbonation on the glass. Overall a very good drink but I was expecting more.
Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Aug 17, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite local 828 brews! And with so many awesome ones in AVL, that says a lot!
Pours dark, full head with lacing around glass,
smells awesome-dark roasted malt barley , taste is same with slightest hint of chocolate prunes, bordering rich but not heavy at all, feels very smooth and overall 4.5.

Green Man makes some fine beers, ...THIS. IS. PORTER.
Jun 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A thin tan head drops quickly with mild lacing. Color is dark red-brown. Aroma of cocoa powder and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor of dark chocolate, cocoa, burnt toast, earthy hops. Overall: good but there is some level of flavor that is missing from this one. Just falls a little flat in the taste.
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the shoulder of the bottle in yellow dots: "ENJOY BY 08/03/19..2182"

Appearance: The body of the beer is black and it has a short khaki head with various sizes of bubbles. It has good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a very light aroma of burnt coffee.

Taste: The beer has a soft flavor of coffee and a bit of carbon. There is a hint of burnt caramel.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a medium-light body with low carbonation and medium-low bitterness. It is an easy drinking beer.

Overall: It's a good English Porter that is easy to drink with a nice complement of flavors. It would be a good beer to pair with a sandwich or with some cheese and crackers. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really a great porter. Nothing special just a dead on standard porter. A good porter to base as a standard. I'd recommend anyone checking out Green man to try this beer.
Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by markallmon from Tennessee

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Apr 09, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 3.31 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 3.39 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Mar 15, 2019
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Rated by Dr_Q from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice color and taste. A little dry, nice lacy head.
Mar 04, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by RockyM72 from Florida

Dec 31, 2018
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