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Mushy P. - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Mushy P.
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88
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

On October 17, 1814 in Giles Parish, London, a 22 ft tall wooden porter tank ruptured, causing surrounding vessels to burst, releasing an estimated 323 gallons of house- destroying porter tidal wave. Porters were the overwhelming ale of choice for the London working class. Mushy P pays homage to this English brewing tradition with complex roastiness and robust flavor.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-23-2012)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

spycow, Jan 11, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Served in an imperial pint glass.

A - Big tan foam settles to a near-complete cap, thick collar, and splotchy glass-coating lace. Dark brown body that reveals some slight transparency at the fringes.

S - Fantastic aroma, with tons of caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malts, and nuts. Extremely potent, with a super-enjoyable mix of sweet and roast flavors.

T - Unfortunately the taste is not quite as good. There's some astringency and char flavors that seem to dominate, along with some smoke and roast. Most of the sweet chocolate and caramel has vanished leaving this somewhat unbalanced. It's not bad by any stretch, but just fails to live up to the aroma.

M - Medium body, slightly gritty and dry texture, pleasant moderate carbonation, and a roasty finish.

D - A promising beer that is marred by excessive char and roast bitterness. If they could get a little more of the sweetness found in the aroma onto the palate this would be fantastic. Currently it's merely an enjoyable diversion from superior offerings.

MasterSki, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Zaphog, May 27, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewery, served in a pint glass.

Black body, translucent dark reds at the edges. Dense tan head, great lacing and moderate retention. Cocoa and a bit of roast on the nose, some coffee and cream type character. English yeast qualities shine through, with some good hopping. Creamy and roasty flavour, sweet chocolate notes and cocoa powder. More roast and hops in the finish. Medium full feel, smooth velvety mouthfeel. A really nice English porter, as drinkable as they come.

liamt07, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AgentZero, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

enelson, May 19, 2012
Photo of mynie
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Imperial pints on tap at the pub. This review is from notes.

Pours dark and hazy with a nice, brownish white head. Smells good and roasty, with complex barley nodes and a mild dose of dry British hops.

Tastes much sweeter than the aroma had led me to expect. A bit of charred barley up front quickly gives way to some nutty chocolate nodes which stick around forever and just give way to a firm hop dryness at the very back end. Tastes similarly hopped to Black Sun, which definitely isn't a bad thing, but it doesn't quite taste like a porter. It's more like a cross between a dry stout and a heavily hopped American brown.

mynie, May 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Sean9689, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ADTaber, May 01, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Mushy P. from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 93

16 oz tap pour served in a pint glass at Revolution Brewpub and enjoyed on 05/22/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Deep brown, almost black, color body. Caramel highlights outline the beer and permeate parts of the body. Served with a finger of creamy tan head. Good Lacing and retention with a nice cling factor. 4/5

Smell: Piney lemon hops, toasted grain/roasted malt, oats, and milk chocolate. Some toffee too. 4/5

Taste: Sweet and creamy chocolate, piney lemon and grain. Creamy roasted malt towards the finish. A modest backbone of bitter coffee flavor adds a good balance to the beer. A touch of brown sugar and toffee flavor without the sugary sweetness too. 4.5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation for style (higher end of light carbonation). Dry and roasty. Very creamy mouthfeel. 5/5

Overall: Three Floyds should retire Black Sun and replace it with this incredibly smooth and flavorful hoppy porter.

Recommendation: Seek this beer out.

Pairings: French vanilla ice cream.

Cost: $6 for a 16 oz pint.

jegross2, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

WeisGuy, May 10, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FFF.
Served in a 16 oz plastic cup.

The lacing is fucking amazing-- even in the plastic cup. Very dark, almost purple hues coming through.
Very thick and creamy feeling. Low carbonation helps that along.

Smells and tastes nicely coffee-forward. Very roasty and porter-ific.
Lots of chocolatey, roasty, sweet, and caramel malts up here.
Very dry and roasty finish.

Overall-- very thick and creamy for a porter-- but I like it.
Another solid beer from the FFF gang.

AleWatcher, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jplopez21, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cadaugherty, May 14, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Maria's Packaged Goods, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with a thick tan head, good retention and lacing.

S- Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, milk chocolate.

T- Roasted malts are very prominent, has a bit of char and smoke, also chocolate and coffee, the dominant char is held up pretty nicely by some piney hops. Has a roasted bitter finish.

M- Medium to full bodied, great carbonation, has a smooth and creamy feel with a bone dry finish.

O- A really great porter, if this were available more regularly I would get it all the time.

WillCarrera, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ryanpj, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

djtomain, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Drucifer, Dec 13, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Three Floyds:

AP: Deep brown, almost black with some lightness ont he edges. Creamy dark tan head.

AR: Roasted sweet malts, chocolate and coffee.

TS: Smooth and robust with heavy chocolate and coffee undertones.

MF: Chewy and heavy, smooth.

OV: What a great offering. Really a delicious porter, more of a robust style than English style porter. A heavier Edmund Fitzgerald perhaps.

spark3148857, Jul 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

vrbulldog22, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 01, 2013
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Mushy P. from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.