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Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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very good

590 Ratings

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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 39
Gots: 47 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002)
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-24-2011 02:39:58 | More by guy99zer
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-23-2012 19:31:21 | More by Kasie
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

08-10-2012 16:36:23 | More by MattSharpless
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

02-05-2012 05:51:32 | More by Nofear048
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-09-2011 04:18:32 | More by Franz4
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

I have tried many porters and this beer has ruined me for all others. Many are to sweet on the back of my tongue, this beer is a perfect mixture of hearty coffee nutty flavors. Poured pitch black with a oaky head. At the brewery they serve it nitro, which is an entirely new mouthfeel. This is the perfect porter for my pallet.

12-01-2008 15:16:33 | More by kickapoodude
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

03-04-2013 01:48:26 | More by KC9LDB
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

10-05-2013 01:56:10 | More by Beerlover
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-14-2011 20:10:04 | More by hu5om
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

01-29-2012 22:49:20 | More by CummingsK21
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4.83/5  rDev +25.5%

Another winner from Central Water. Pours a nice dark brown color, small head leaving good lacing. Smells exceptional, roasty and awesome. Taste is great, a bit of burnt roast with a good coffee undertone. Good mouthfeel, a tiny bit watery, but not bad, still has a thick and awesome feel. Super drinkable, I will be picking up a full 6 pack of this next time at the beer store.

10-28-2010 02:03:04 | More by deadbody
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-19-2014 03:58:12 | More by tyleeis
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-23-2014 01:48:39 | More by JakeBarnett
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-09-2012 16:00:00 | More by jcmittag
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-20-2014 01:16:09 | More by hotdogtornados
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North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +22.6%

The beer poured black with ruby highlights and a tan head that coated the glass.

The aroma was chocolate and some dark fruits. In the background is a slight roastiness and caramel.

The flavor was smooth silky chocolate with coffee. The bittering is substantial enough to provide more than a subtle balance and the beer had a nice complexity of flavor as a result.

The finish was dry with chocolate and slight coffee lasting long and pleasant well into the aftertaste. The body was medium and well done.

What a great beer!

12 ounce bottle, thanks to Skidz and BIF10.

07-22-2004 00:17:17 | More by GCBrewingCo
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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%

08-23-2014 23:31:34 | More by Kenai4
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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - deep amber color, decent head that settles into a well retained lacing

S - roasted, chocolate-like malt aroma

T - rich dark malts, somewhat smoky with prominent hop flavors, moderately strong hop finish

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a really good robust porter - very exceptional. It's quite a treat - try it if you can get your hands on some.

09-06-2009 01:13:24 | More by scoobybrew
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4.6/5  rDev +19.5%

Pouring a thick syrupy look ing beer into my Sam Adams beer advocate glass. When are they going to send the founding subscribers something else?

Looks pretty standard, dark molasses looking, thin creamy tan foam.

Smells weird. Can't seem to figure this one out. I'd like to say dried prunes and black licorice.

Super smooth. I can see why this style was popular back when it came out. Earthy, dry. Pleasantly roasted. Tastes vaguely of dark chocolate and some high end coco powder. I really like this.

Not heavy, not fizzed, not watery, damn near perfect.

This has lots of potential as a session beer that I could have all fall, winter, and spring.

05-25-2009 03:01:19 | More by Dotcubed
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4.58/5  rDev +19%

Wow! Great beer!

A - Exceptional! Deep brown with a latte-esque head that stays for several minutes and leaves thick lacing down the side of the glass.

S - The usual porter smell - nothing funky. Coffee and chocolate are dominant.

T - Cherry skins, tea, coffee, and a little smidge of herbal bitterness for balance in the finish. Aftertaste has a bit of an almond skin/vegetable taste. An almost perfect porter taste, in my opinion.

MF - Full, perfectly carbonated.

D - Could throw them down all night.

This is my first Central Waters brew and I'm looking forward to the other ones now.

08-05-2009 06:59:51 | More by disastermouse
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4.55/5  rDev +18.2%

This bottle is from a trade with nchrist13 at the 05 Dark Lord release, which means this bottle is at least 8 months old. It has been in my fridge almost the whole time though, and it still tastes great, so I'm going to go ahead and review it.

It pours an extremely murky (due to having the most sediment in a porter I have ever seen despite leaving some at the bottom of the bottle while pouring) brown with a nice one finger cream colored head that sticks around for awhile and leaves some transient lacing.

The smell is pretty standard for a porter - very chocolatey and creamy smelling. There is some citrus in there as well, which is interesting.

The taste reveals what the citrus in the smell was all about - this is significantly hopped for a porter, and for once I like it! Actually I've only had one other really hoppy porter besides this one, and I didn't enjoy that one. This is great though! For some reason the citrus and the chocolate blend very well together to create a very unique signature. Roasted malt is pretty subdued here, leaving the taste incredibly smooth despite the hops. A very dry bitter finish really rounds this brew out with complexity.

The mouthfeel also really delivers. Its smoothness is only exceeded by the very best porters. It has the perfect amount of body and carbonation so that it dances lightly on the tongue but still seems rich and filling.

Unfortunately I only have a few bottles with no other way of obtaining them, otherwise this would be a staple in my fridge.

01-17-2006 23:35:13 | More by PatYoda
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4.55/5  rDev +18.2%

Deep, deep, deep, dark ruby blanketed brown. Smooth and firm cocoa colored cap about a half inch high sits atop. But a whisp of skim remains once it dwindles down along with a thin collar. Minimal lace sticks in a slight stringy pattern.

Soft, clean, and very fresh cocoa nose with a moderate helping of roasty tones bringing a modestly robust semblance of espresso beans. Notes of baked burnt hops.

Darkly flavored in the taste department. Dark, rich, deep tones of black burnt malt, chocolate bitterness, and scorched hops brim and buckle with a surge of robustness thats quite nice and vastly roasty. Steady drying tones in the finish where the espresso gains a foothold over the chocolate tones. Staying crispy with a burnt edge of spicy pizza crusts. Great additions there with some peppery notes. Old memories of the Harry Magill's Spiced Stout from Bell's is beginning to brim to the surface of my buds as I continue to sip and gulp this fantasticly robust porter. New memories are now in place.

The feel of this beer is down right fascinating with one supurb smoothness and uniquely creamy medium/full body while maintaining its robust roasty character. Perfect for a porter. Keeps a well handled hoppyness that lends a bit of bittering biting virulence to the overall roastyness. Always dark, always roasted; blackened even in some of its personality. A very well crafted porter. Unimaginably yummy.

This puppy ain't muddy at all. Thanks jeffboo! Great stuff!

06-15-2005 02:34:12 | More by tavernjef
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South Dakota

4.53/5  rDev +17.7%

Mudpuppy porter pours a black color, with very little head. The smell is thick, lots of malts, a nice coffee undertone, just want you want anything sto smell like really. The taste is full, good heavy malty undetone, with coffee and choclate flavors. Very full porter, no watery taste here. Overall a Fantasic porter.

10-01-2011 02:48:49 | More by vette2006c5r
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-04-2014 13:34:43 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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