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Pluff Mud Porter - Holy City Brewing

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Pluff Mud Porter
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 07-27-2011)
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Reviews by brewcore:
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

brewcore, Oct 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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jminch, Apr 03, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

Pint glass filled from 15 minute old growler fill.

Pours clear, dark red-brown; near opaque with a decent sized but weak beige head.

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.

Feel: medium body and carbonation.

chinchill, Jun 05, 2014
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Kegatron, Apr 08, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured A massively dark brown with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, earth, milk chocolate, and earth hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation (almost velvety). Overall this was a pretty decent brew. While this one was quite tasty and pretty well balanced, it wasn't other worldly sadly. However, if you are a true porter fan and have never tried this one at least once, shame on you!

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3.28/5  rDev -13%

Draft at Sesame Burgers.
Slightly darker than cola dark brown pour. Pretty much no head or lacing.

Aroma, a minerally and earthy toasted malt and chocolate.

Taste, best part here where it counts most at least. Nice chocolates, peat, caramel, toasted malt. Reminded me a bit of a light oyster stout.

Lighter and easy drinking. Heavy side of light bodied. More carbonation than the appearance showed. Went well with the food, don't be afraid of it filling you up.

Bung, Feb 04, 2012
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Pluff Mud Porter from Holy City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.