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Pluff Mud Porter - Holy City Brewing

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Holy City Brewing visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MacQ32 on 07-27-2011

Pluff mud [plŭff-mŭd], noun, A mixture of dirt and water indigenous to the marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, with a distinct odor that’s endearing to locals, but off-putting to tourists and redcoats.

Our second flagship beer was an effort to bring the American Porter style to the Charleston market proper, while also making a beer that stays appealing as the mercury rises. We think we’ve succeeded in Pluff Mud Porter. It presents (and smells) like a classic porter, with subtle chocolate notes and a silky finish, but the medium body and tame ABV keep it refreshing at all times. Enjoy this throughout the year, in or out of the marsh.

21 IBU
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Ratings: 264 | Reviews: 32
Reviews by brewcore:
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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a pint glass at Sesame Burger Park Circle. Re-reviewed after having it a few more times.

A: Black as night with a 1.5 finger tan head that quickly dissipates to a thin tan ring around the glass. Moderate lacing.

S: All malts as it should be. Malts smell deeply roasted almost burnt.

T: Not as roasted as the nose or appearance suggests. Medium roasted malts with a barely detectable hop presence. The smell of the roast on the malts suggests a dark roasted flavor, but the roasted flavor is actually on the lighter side and unimposing.

M: Very light and surprisingly smooth for a porter. High drinkability.

O: Smoothness and relative lightness (for the style) lends itself to being a porter that can be enjoyed in warmer weather. The best "all season" porter I have tried. If I decide a want a dark beer in the warmer months (which is about 3/4 of the year in Charleston) this fits the bill. Come colder weather, I will likely reach for something heavier. Don't write this one off if you see it on tap in the middle of summer; it will surprise you.

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Lots of sweet caramel malts in the nose but the flavor is dominated by darker roasted malts. Excellent and balanced aftertaste with some coffee and a hint of dark chocolate.

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Pluff Mud Porter from Holy City Brewing
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