Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Mudpuppy PorterMudpuppy Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

227 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 227
Hads: 737
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 42
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 227 | Hads: 737
Reviews by demcorhip:
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4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks pretty damn good sitting there in my pint glass. A dark, almost black brew sits in wait, with deep reddish hues showing around the edges when backlit. A nice and tight one finger tan head formed on a typical pour, and displays good retention, especially considering the very fine, mild level of carbonation. Thin, clingy sheets of lace grace the inside of my pint glass.

Very nice nose on this of creamy nuts and dark chocolate. A hint of fruity esters suggest a nice mix of field berries, raspberries, strawberry, and some blackberry. Earthy aromas also greet the nose, perhaps from the hops. Has me looking forward to the taste.

This is a tasty porter. Flavours are much like the aromas described above, but a nice roastiness appears and asserts itself, not to dominate but to take the centre stage. The roasted character hints at anise and char.

This is a medium bodied porter with a nice, smooth, creamy feel, that is pleasantly interrupted by the very fine, almost prickly level of carbonation. Very well balanced and with nice depth, creamy and nutty malts square off with chocolate, more roasted malt flavours, fruity esters and leafy hops.

This is a very drinkable porter, i have to restrain myself while typing this review. Almost sessionable with its 5.5% abv, but this would make a great all nighter, especially during the cooler but not quite cold days of spring and fall. Hopefully i can find more of this as this is one of the best porters i have had the pleasure of trying. Highly recommended for fans of the style, there are more robust porters out there, but porters with the balance yet roasted edge and creamy feel of this one are not so easy to come by. (1,683 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of kidrogers
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was buying a coffee in princeton wi. when I saw this behind the counter with the rest of the brewers line. mixed and match a few sixers.

poured well, little head but laced fairly well. Aroma was nice, like burnt coffee or dark chocolate. tasted of the same, with a caramel or toffee on the back. Not too bitter, enjoyed it the all the way through. A good porter, and a great surprise to find in a coffee/antique shop. (419 characters)

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Swane
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date on the bottle.

Big tan frothing drops a whole lot of sticky lace on the glass. Very dark brown, opaque at that. Smells of toasty brown malt, a bit bready and some spice from the hop in the back. Slick and smooth medium body hold a full malt jacket which fires off layers of toasted bread and semi-burnt biscuity grain flavors. A little fruity and yeasty in the middle. Breakfast Blend coffee and chicory comes to mind. Hops help to balance but are modest for the most part other than a spicy note towards the end. Finishes semi-dry with a lot of lingering toasted/roasted grain.

This is a solid American Porter, certainly sessionable. (677 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on my summer joy ride through the state of Wisconsin, thanks to the "Mayor of Hammertown (in Wisc.)" for the hospitality and fine Central water beers. This one was sampled on tap and bottles, this is a review of the bottled version. 12 ouncer, poured dark dark, brown/amber, with a initially puffy dark tan head, leaves plenty of sheeting, then fine lacing. Nose is pure chocolate, yum. Lots of chocolate, some vanilla, cocoa, dark toasty/crusty malts. Nice, malty, flavorful, chocolate milk shake style porter. Smooth and filling, with a late hop bite and dry out. Nice. (579 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours medium-dark brown with a small white head. The aroma is caramel and chocolate malts. Very sweet smelling. The flavor is coffee, chocolate and caramel malt with a coffee aftertaste. Light to medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. (293 characters)

Photo of Sawvell11
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of fenlop54
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with nice light brown head and decent lacing rings.

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate, dry roast, molasses and licorice.

Taste: Fairly dry roasted and caramel malts, with lots of bittersweet chocolate and molasses. Some light herbal hop notes, but remains pretty focused on the malts and the roastiness throughout.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, smooth medium body, somewhat dry finish.

Overall: Quite simply a very good everyday Porter. Flavorful but remains light and easy drinking. (572 characters)

Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -74.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours bright opaque dark brown under a 1” light tan cap that rises slightly over the rim of the glasss. Smell: Roast and dark sugar aromas. Taste: Starts with balance of dark sugars and mild roast drying on the finish with a slight roast bitterness. Mouthfeel: Mediumn full body, medium low carbonation. Overall: Rich in flavor and very easy to drink. (365 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of tan head which settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malt with hints of chocolate, coffee beans, toast, biscuit, caramel, cream, milk, and yeast. Hints of brown sugar. Subtle fruit hints of cherry, apple, and fig. Also some hints of earthy hops. A pretty solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with good notes of chocolate and coffee. Upfront dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, and biscuit along with some caramel, milk, cream, and yeast. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Some earthy and grassy hop notes in the background. Also some light fruit undertones of apple, fig, and cherry. A very solid Porter taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth.

Overall: A very good take on an American Porter. Good roasty malt flavors with a smooth creamy body. (1,168 characters)

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Substantial dark brown pour, cream, beige-ish head on it, 3/4" in depth. A pretty good looking beer. Aroma, pretty tame, nothing off, nothing robust and jumping out either, mild notes of roasted malts, two row and chocolate, nothing surprising here, just standard.

Taste, good easy drinking porter, again, good roasting, run of the mill for a good porter, no alcohol noticeable, above average bitterness. Packs a lot of caramel and toffee into the beer. The chocolate mouthfeel is the kind with no sweetness. Dry. Pretty enjoyable around a campfire when you're just drinking the sessionable stuff. Would drink again, a good example of regular 6 pack porter stuff when you're not looking for barrel aged geekery or whatnot. (723 characters)

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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.