The Dweller
Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.01 | pDev: 8.48%
Mar 25, 2019
Mar 28, 2012
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Rated: 4.23 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Mar 25, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2016 bottling

Appearance: Pours jet black with a frothy tan head; leggy, with spotty lacing all the way down

Smell: Highly charred, with chocolate, espresso and licorice tones

Taste: Espresso tones form the base, with a charred aspect subsuming; underneath, the chocolate adds a sweeter element, along with the licorice; after the swallow, the stronger tones fade, leaving the sweeter aspect to linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Three years in and this is drinking nicely, though the campfire element remains strong, particularly on the front end

N.B. I am drinking a 2012 bottling in March 2020 and it is drinking nicely as well - impressive
Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2018
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2018 vintage. Poured into a Duvel tulip.
Black with 1-finger medium beige head with decent retention and some spotty lacing.

Aroma with strongly roasty with some espresso, dark chocolate and pine

Flavor is more licorice heavy but smooths out with espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and strong roast notes that fold into a piney finish. Medium+ bitterness and alcohol is well-hidden.

Feel is very luxurious with medium carbonation and full body with a hefty finish.,

A stellar “fresh” American imperial stout with a big blast of roast and piney bitterness that gives it a unique character. I will be aging the other bottle I have.

UPDATE: the cellared bottle has more dark chocolate and coffee/espresso flavor than the fresh release. Still plenty of roast and balanced sweetness.
Aug 22, 2018
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by rooster1970 from Alabama

May 31, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Snow_Bird from Florida

5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours jet black like used motor oil. Has no head on top. Has a coffee and roasted malt smell to it. Can tastes lots of roasted coffee with hints of dark chocolate. Very delicious!
Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jan 27, 2018
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Imperial Stout poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip. The pour is black, not too viscous, and sports 2 fingers of fine tan head with good retention. Typical nose of a Russian Imperial Stout: roasted malt, dark coffee, and a little cedar.

Full body with a rather thin feel and a good, roasty flavor. An overwhelming presence of roasted malt up front makes for a very bitter introduction. The bitterness from the roast intensifies as the hops make an appearance. Everything builds to a finish that smacks of chicory, coffee grounds, burnt cedar, and unsweetened cocoa. A little unbalanced, unpleasant, and disappointing. Still, all that roast reminds me of Bell's Expedition Stout and probably makes this an excellent candidate for cellaring. I really wish I had bought more than one bottle.
Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Aug 24, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by SMKilp from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 4.01 by Keene from Washington

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by baklo from North Carolina

Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by user785335 from Florida

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Feb 02, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Grackos from Florida

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by GoBeerGo from New Hampshire

Jan 01, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Incredibly complex, mellow and mature, Green Man's imperial stout takes its own patient time hitting the market, waiting for an optimal time for taste, texture and charm.

The Dweller pours jet black and with a rich latte-like texture. Its creamy tarnish froth crowns the stout and leads into a decadent roast scent. campfire, turkish coffee, cocoa and roasting nuts carry and brownie-like character early. Roasty and sweet early on the tongue, the stout's taste is of slight sweetened espresso and cream.

As the flavors develop, the sweetness slowly fades and the roast billows across the middle palate. Strong espresso, burnt toast, cocoa powder and smoldering timbers resonate on the tongue with a firm hop bitterness that's of burnt pinecone, sappy and citrusy character.

Full, rich and creamy, the beer's firm bitterness balances the malt in finish and seems to elevate the char. The warmth of rum comes with a spicy finish of aniseed and grilled fruit. Still, a long roasty aftertaste simmers on the throat and charms the senses with its curious fruit and char.
Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by darkstar1501 from Iowa

Jun 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz single bottled 1/27/16 poured into a tulip.

A - Dark, pitch black with a one finger dark tan head that moves immediately to a thin lace

S - Robust chocolate and dark fruit, slight touch of anise. Very inviting.

T - Taste follows the nose, except the coffee flavors are much more apparent and in the mix. I am detecting some wood notes, along with some nut and vanilla.

M - Carbonation is medium low, mouthfeel is full, but velvety/creamy at times.

O - Been a fan of the brewery for a while, so it was good to see something other than ESB and the Porter make it to the area. This one does not dissapoint.
May 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: black in color in barely a thin head. Some bubble lurk on the surface.

Smell: loads of chocolate and roasted malt tones rise from the glass.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, a bit of molasses, hint of coffee, and an earthy bread flavor are the main flavors. Alcohol is warming, and the bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very slow sipping big imperial stout that is like eating a meal. Satisfying and relaxes you on a cold day.
Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by Ltdsaint from North Carolina

Mar 16, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by BEER88 from Washington

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by brauseboof from South Carolina

Feb 27, 2016
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Must be a little different this year as my bottle states 10% with 65 IBU's bottled Jan 18 2016.

Pours a pitch black no light getting through this one, has a two finger chocolate head that falls slowly and leaves some good lacing behind.

Aroma is dry bakers chocolate, semi sweet roasted malts, light dark fruity notes and light coffee.

Taste is better then the nose, good roasted malts lightly sweet chocolate notes with some good dark fruit notes and licorice. Very nicely put together big ass stout, only light alcohol notes that don't distract.

Mouthfeel is a big medium approaching full, with pretty mellow carbonation.

Overall an enjoyable well done big ass stout, wouldn't mind having a few more of these in the fridge.
Feb 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Dave1999 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours pitch black with a light brown foamy head.

The smell is chocolate, cacao nibs, roasted coffee.

The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco, coffee. Very roasty with some bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall a big roasty, toasty imperial stout. Definitely a sipper and very enjoyable.
Feb 15, 2016
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