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Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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very good

603 Ratings

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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 39
Gots: 52 | 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%

guy99zer, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Kasie, Dec 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

MattSharpless, Aug 10, 2012
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Renae, Jun 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Nofear048, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Franz4, Dec 09, 2011
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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.

kickapoodude, Dec 01, 2008
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

KC9LDB, Mar 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

CummingsK21, Jan 29, 2012
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4.92/5  rDev +27.8%

BradleyFaucette, Aug 29, 2014
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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.

deadbody, Oct 28, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

tyleeis, Apr 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

jcmittag, Sep 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

hotdogtornados, Mar 20, 2014
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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.

GCBrewingCo, Jul 22, 2004
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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%

Kenai4, Aug 23, 2014
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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.

scoobybrew, Sep 06, 2009
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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.

Dotcubed, May 25, 2009
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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.

disastermouse, Aug 05, 2009
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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.

PatYoda, Jan 17, 2006
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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!

tavernjef, Jun 15, 2005
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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.

vette2006c5r, Oct 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Mar 04, 2014
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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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