Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ommegoose:
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle from "The Rookery" sampler, poured into a pint glass. Bottled in March.
Looks to style, with a head that doesn't last all that long, but laces a bit. Lighter reddish hues frame the edges, and this is a lighter porter in general, with some transparency when held to the light.
Great aroma. Probably the best that comes to mind for an American porter. Really bold coffee and chocolate notes.
At first, I'd guess this was a chocolate beer if I didn't know differently. Big smooth chocolate up front, and then a roasty, dry, bittersweet finish. A touch of smoke. Pretty dry, but not chalky. The flavor is bigger than the size of the beer. Boasts the taste of an imperial, without the syrupy body or big sweetness. A few months on this one may have taken some of the hop bite out of it, but not for the worse.
Nothing stands out about the feel, but it doesn't detract at all either. Medium feel, medium carbonation.
This might be my favorite American Porter. I'd take it over Ed Fitz, Anchor, or Sierra any day. After being underwhelmed by my first Central Waters brew, I'm impressed by this one. Will probably buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2011 05:45:43 | More by ommegoose
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3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cola like brown with very little head. Makes me a bit concerned about this bottle, as the label says it should form a large head.
The smell is mainly chocolate, maybe a bit of malt and vanilla as well.
Quite a bit of chocolate up front, there's some fruit and coffee, finishes with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.
A touch on the thin side, but the carbonation keeps it interesting and lets me know my concern about the lack of head is unfounded.
Overall a pretty nice beer. I consider it to be a dessert beer, as it reminds me a bit of chocolate cake or a brownie. It's maybe a touch heavy on the hops, but still goes down fairly easily. Glad I took a chance on this one.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 01:55:15 | More by Vixie
Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.