Green Man Porter | Green Man Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
335 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:
335
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of reptile3141
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travolta
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter glass.

A: Dark brown, nearly opaque, with a thin tan head. The cap gives way quickly despite a good amount of bubbles running up the sides of the glass.

S: At least at refrigerator temperature, the aroma is quite low. Faint roasty chocolate malts…and that’s about it. Not much going on here, even when it warms up.

T: Roasted malts with some chocolate up front. There’s a touch of metallic flavor in the middle that shouldn't be there, along with a bit of Skoal tobacco. Roast bitterness balances nearer to the end, along with some grassy noble hops. More chocolate flavors recur at the swallow.

M: Body is average to slightly thin. Good carbonation, and low alcohol presence.

O: This is something I'd drink on tap if a porter sounded good at a restaurant that didn’t have a large selection. But I wouldn't seek it out, and it's likely there's a local porter just as good if not better on your shelves (or taps) already.

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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 zimm421
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rdc67
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate body, with a very thin ring of head that fades to a moss on top.

Lots of rich decadent chocolate on the nose, with some roast malts complimenting. Light molasses, licorice, and coffee faintly trailing.

Tons of great licorice and dark roast malts, supplemented with molasses, dark chocolate, and mild coffee.

On the mouth, there's a lot of carbonation with a heavily roasted feel.

Green Man Porter is extremely tasty and has tons of great anise and molasses notes which I am a fan of. Will hopefully be trading for more :-)

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Photo of sharp315
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of augustwest
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldManMetal
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This orange-litten, fervently effervescent brown beer wears a thin, slightly pebbly tan head that leaves fair lacing in the form of thick, twisted spiky bands. The nose is medium in intensity and leads with assertive cassis notes, backed by more subtle milk chocolate and cocoa and hints of toffee, topped by subtle alcohol overtones. The palate is a tartish, slightly bitter, thinnish indeterminate dark malt flavor that touches on cola, semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa. The finish is quite clean, showing just the least bit of malt, and the linger is a mild, thin slightly bitter chocolate/cola flavor that lasts for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is light for the full body, but not inappropriately so for the style; the texture is medium-creamy and medium-peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (12 oz bottle, 278 days after pkg)

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Photo of ScottL1966
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Green Man Porter is on tap at my local. I have never considered a beer as a 5. On my scale anything that rates more than 4 is superior. This brew is excellent in all regards except the froth and head you might except.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Green Man Porter is a really solid example of the style. Dark, roasty, but with a level of smooth chocolate maltiness I expect in a good porter.

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Photo of SlappyMcGee
2.97/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tastes to me like a watered down Guinness with a slight more coffee taste than Guinness. Won't be drinking against unless someone hands me one for free and nothing else is available.

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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 Vylo
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Black with brown notes, a half finger tan head that moves to a thin lace immediately. Aroma is roasted malt, nuts, vanilla, and hints of dark fruit. Taste is in line with the nose. Cola notes. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation medium low. An enjoyable porter.

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Photo of hopkrid
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Green Man Porter from Green Man Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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