Green Man Porter | Green Man Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
340 Ratings
Green Man PorterGreen Man Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
340
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of burnzgtm
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LannahC
4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of willic
4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another "new American porter" style... lighter bodied, easy to drink. This is an amazing, yet simple beer. An Asheville classic!

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Photo of humuloner22
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

I have had this one before, but this was the first one I have had since they began bottling. I love that they are bottling and now distributing. However, I would prefer they offer cans. Hopefully in the future they will.

Pours: Dark, some head that settles into a nice lacing pattern. Maybe a bit of light comes through but not much.

Aroma: Nice chocolate notes, some light hops going on or some floral element, maybe even a bit of bourbon in there.

Taste: Man, how good is this porter! Its what the style should be. Its got all the notes you want when you are looking to have a porter but without the harsher bitterness that some often have. Many breweries are just trying to do a watered down version of their stouts, this one is a stand alone porter and does just what it is advertised to do in the taste department. I could definitely drink several of these with ease. It finishes clean but with a nice smooth chocolate, molasses, rum and/or bourbon sweetness, but not at all overly sweet. Perfectly balanced beer.

Overall: I am so happy this is being distributed more widely and in bottles. My one problem, which really is not a problem is they should offer this in cans. I hope they do, a lot of Asheville breweries are beginning to go that direction.

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Photo of Donkerbruin
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of kmeinel
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Louismmce
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drperm
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've reviewed this one on tap at the brewery; here it is in Cask at Brewgrass '09.

I have to say, a couple of things:

1) Reviewing is a completely subjective and contextually-bound enterprise. I could review the same beer on two different occasions and have somewhat different results. That being said,

2) This beer is good on tap, but I find it SUPERB on cask. The cask brings out a stronger, more appealing aroma, and an excellent chocolatey flavor. It's a bit thin on the finish.

I love cask ales. I wish they were more common in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of wac9
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

excellent beer English porter very good drink it find it love it its smooth

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate and a bit of coffee. The taste matches the nose. An outstanding porter.

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Photo of EigenBeer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Beer_4_brains
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ChristiBerli
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshtojeff
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours bright brown with a ½” tan cap that recedes quickly.

S: Dark malts, faint chocolate, and grain with some dark sugars. The aromas are mild, the malt aromas are moderate, hop aromas are low.

T: Malt with some tartness in the background, light fruit, dark dried fruit, some chocolate with a hint of creamy coffee. No harsh or burnt roast flavors. The chocolate flavors grows as it warms. The malt flavors are medium high, the hop flavors and bitterness are medium low.

F: Medium to medium full body, medium carbonation.

O: A malty full flavored porter.

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Photo of StevieTheH
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matt850t
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Jack of the Wood November 2011.

Appearance similar to most porters, nice med-dark brown head with good retention. Nose nothing to write home about. Once you take a sip, that's where you notice how great of a porter this is- one of the most, if not the most, enjoyable porters to drink I've had. Nice balance of maltiness with some hints of roastiness and chocolate, mouthfeel is spot on. Smooth in all aspects. Great on a crisp autumn day sitting outside!

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pitch black, less than a finger of head, fades quickly.

S: Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate.

T: Follows nose with a bit of bitterness on the back end.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Everything you want in a porter is right here. This one represents why I love porters.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlockman
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Creamy mouthfeel and little to no roastiness present on the palate, with a distinct chocolate finish.

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Photo of SLewis
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
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