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Green Man Brewery

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Style:
Porter - English
Ranked #69
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,906
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
403
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Green Man Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  12
Gots
  90
SCORE
86
Very Good
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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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Reviews by SDG1070:
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SDG1070 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Aug 26, 2013
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Very English style here, love the hop tone with minty and earthy suggestions in the nose and on the taste buds. More of chocolate toasty flavor than roasty, something of a burnt flavor but its like a soft charcoal. Some sweetness and a little chewy, kiss of warmth as well. Job well done, way to easy to knock back.

Jul 10, 2015
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psmith161 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid porter. Pours dark brown, small head, good lacing, chocolaty flavor. Rich malty, roasty taste with only slight hops bitterness. Will definitely have more of these.

Sep 20, 2015
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark, opaque brown-ruby — almost black. A little tan suds and thin lace.

Aroma: Chocolate, roasty malts, a hint of coffee. Exemplary.

Taste: Bittersweet cocoa/chocolate, burnt malts, smooth iced coffee. In fact, smooth is the operative word here, as this porter is easygoing, faithful to style, and so very drinkable. A delicious and well-done porter!

Sep 02, 2015
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade probably 8 or so months ago that just kind of got lost in the fridge. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark dark brown nearly black hue with a one finger mocha head that faded quickly to leave a thin sudsy halo and light wisps. 3.75 (x .05 = .186)

S - Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, lightly sweet malts, darker chocolate, nice caramel, faint metallic twinge though. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

T - Taste is similar to the noce with nice roast, a bit darker, good chocolate, the malts are sweet but not in the way. Darker chocolate comes out along with some nice caramel. The metallic twinge is gone...there is a creamy flavour here, more akin to oats. Quite pleasant. 4 (x .45 = 1.8)

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated almost overly so, creamy, alcohol hidden. That being said it does suffer from feeling a bit thin/watery. 3 (x .1 = .3)

O - Overall, fairly decent porter in a pinch. Nothing I would go back and revisit, but a solid enough offering from Green Man Brewery. Perhaps if fresher it would be closer to 4's. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

Total Rating Score: 3.79
Serving Type: Bottle

Aug 23, 2014
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Falcone from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jan 06, 2013
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smartassboiler from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 21, 2017
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 07, 2015
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JohnBender from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Dec 26, 2012
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mar 15, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jun 18, 2013
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Malverson

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

May 06, 2012
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 05, 2016
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Thomas_Picton from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Aug 17, 2014
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malts, chocolate, biscuit, and some light coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with cocoa and some roast. Decent beer.

Feb 26, 2016
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dave317 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Feb 09, 2014
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RussBecker1

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Jack of The Wood, Asheville, NC

Decent porter from "Beer City USA". Nothing too out of the ordinary though. it poured an inky black with a dirty brown head. The look was nice, but everything else was just about average. The flavors were all indicative of a porter, the problem was the the flavors simply were not there in abundance. The finish was watery with very subtle smoke, and given the style of beer I really would have appreciated something my palate could marinate on for an extended period of time.

Oct 16, 2012
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EigenBeer from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Aug 13, 2013
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juicebox from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Dec 15, 2014
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A decent enough porter...

Very nice looking porter - beautifully black, tannish thin foam, and just a tad bit of lacing. The smell was muted in chocolate scents, which did not translate over to the taste. The mouthfeel was water and carbonated, but all that strangely made for an easy-going, almost sessionable quality. Now, back to the taste - light and muted with its flavor as well. Overall, I enjoyed the brew, it's just nothing that I will be on the lookout again.

Aug 04, 2018
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Mojo from Alabama

3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe glass

A - pours up black with a small one finger head, no retention and no lacing.

S - rich chocolate aroma with some coffee notes

T - very malty and sweet with some vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and molasses.

M - just so-so

O - I wasn't impressed. It wasn't horrible, but I can think of a lot of better Porters.

Jan 25, 2014
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Brewski from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Feb 04, 2014
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NCStateAE from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 10, 2015
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bcp5296d from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jul 14, 2014
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fredmugs from Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Nov 12, 2014
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 403 ratings