Pluff Mud Porter - Holy City Brewing
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3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
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!
Serving type: on-tap
02-08-2014 22:19:52 | More by thagr81us
2.38/5 rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
From: Extra from jhusc1, thanks!
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Founders snifter
Holy City's Pluff Mud Porter is a dry, harshly roasted beer with hints of vanilla, cocoa, and sweetness atop a fairly overwhelming char flavor. In all honesty, I've made more enjoyable homebrew errors than this - it's a clear usage of too much dark malt, which I would have expected a "professional" brewer to know. Not one I'd get out again.
Pours an explosively-sized head of many, many centimeters in height, eventually settling to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of the session. Lacing is excellent, with heavy and complex patterns clinging to all sides of the glass. Body is a dark brown to black, with light bringing about no change in coloration. Carbonation only visible along the sides of the glass, as the body is opaque, high in number and activity.
Aroma of black malt contributing charred toast flavors, a bit of vanilla, and subtle phenolics that perhaps hint at the beginnings of an infected beer, of unknown bacterial origin.
Overall flavor is of harsh, roasted malt that's astringent and like burnt toast, with hints of vanilla, cocoa, and residual sweetness. Front of palate tastes slightly harsh and plastic-like phenols, astringency from roasted malt, charred bread, light vanilla, very low sweetness. Mid-palate of charred bread, vanilla, roasted malt astringency and sourness, and only slight sweetness. Back of palate tastes roasted malt astringency, burnt toast, light vanilla and low sweetness. Aftertaste of charred bread, light cocoa, low sweetness, somewhat harsh.
Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of high intensity, resulting in a beer that is intensely fizzy and foamy upon hitting the palate. The beer is obviously too carbonated for the style and itself. Closes dryly, with substantial stickiness clinging to the lips and palate.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 01:33:46 | More by falloutsnow
3.59/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Way overcarbonated and pours out all foam; after a few minutes, the liquid makes an impressive appearance but the appearance damage was already done; great stickage and lacing, though
Smell: Roasty tones, with chocolate and coffee underpinning
Taste: Roasted grain, with chocolate/coffee flavors arriving in the middle; slightly thin and grainy in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body but rather overcarbonated
Overall: If this is not Holy City's first bottled beer, it is one of the first, and clearly they have a bit to learn about carbonation levels in a bottling run; the beer has the makings of a decent porter otherwise
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 01:09:36 | More by brentk56
Pluff Mud Porter from Holy City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.