Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine and get 12 issues / year of fresh beer content delivered to your door each month.

Already subscribe? to manage your subscription.

Pluff Mud Porter - Holy City Brewing

Not Rated.
Pluff Mud PorterPluff Mud Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

36 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 36
Hads: 299
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 54 | 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
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 36 | Hads: 299
Reviews by drowninginhops:
Photo of drowninginhops
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Tommy Condon's in a stndard pint glass.

A: Black in color with a tan 1/4 finger head that does not leave much lacing.

S: Burnt malts.

T: Burnt malts, chocolate.

M: Higher concentration of carbonation then i am used to but good.

D: not bad but not great. i will have again. (298 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Bitzer
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barhoc11
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Shagator
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of cincysig
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dirtysanchez843
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Roscoe1847
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of awalsh
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (345 characters)

Photo of mtpHokie
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of richkrull
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not a very tasty beer at all. Flavor seems off, almost tart. Strange porter for sure. (85 characters)

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of whitekiboko
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of crwrunner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy City Brewing "Pluff Mud Porter"
on tap at Craftsmen Tap House, 21 DEC 2014
$3 for an 8 oz. serving

Straightforward American Porter. Solid offering. (153 characters)

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KensWorld
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dailyminefield
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a malt and chocolate aroma.
Appearance- This beer pours a dark brown with a small tan head.
Taste- Has a nice malt flavor that is more on the mild side for porters. very enjoyable.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a slightly oily texture that goes well with the flavor
Overall- A very solid porter. If you are new to porters this is a good one to try. (437 characters)

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of aleckpa
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Pluff Mud Porter from Holy City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.