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Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Mudpuppy PorterMudpuppy Porter

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very good

696 Ratings

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 41
Gots: 65 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown in color with mahogany highlights and a modest khaki head that soon settles into a swath of patchy frogspawn. Grains of sediment are readily apparent as they bob among the rising bubbles of carbonation, which I don't think I've ever seen in a porter before. There's a load of dark chocolate in the nose along with a hint of caramel and little else, which is fine by me.

As for the taste, roasted chocolate malt sneaks in at first blush before a deluge of resinous, citric hops override it. The bottle mentions the relatively high hopping, but there was barely a rumor of it in the nose, so it's a little surprising nonetheless. Not sure that I've tasted so much pine in a porter before, with the possible exception of Stone. The high level of hopping almost works, but I'm afraid it asserts itself a little too mightily, as the malt flavors never get a chance to shine. The mouthfeel is smooth and moderate--on par for a porter. Noticeable stickiness lingers on the lips after sipping.

If they dialed down the hops a few notches, I could see this being a quite a tasty porter. As is, I'm afraid the balance is too skewed toward the bitter end, which might work with a lighter style, but not with a porter (at least not for me).

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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.