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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Hopslayer88, Mar 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

laymansbeerfan, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%

I got this beer from eorwar. Thanks Erik!

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - black with a creamy beige head that thinned out some but still left a sheet of lacing.

S - roasted malt and coffee.

T - rich, roasted coffee with bitter chocolate and a bit of espresso on the finish.

F - medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink.

O - I love a good American Porter and this is quite lovable.

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

eorwar, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

The pour was a seriously dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted a good long while, reducing to a few foamy puddles and a large collar which produced some excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was mild of a roasted chocolate malt, a light resin hop and a mild leathery yeast with hints of chocolate and coffee.

The taste was lightly sweet with a creamy chocolate note at first then became nice and malty with a big dose of coffee and a mild hoppy finish. The flavor hung around for just a little while with a nice bold hoppy coffee ending.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and had a mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall a bold and roasty brew with a nice blending of hops, which worked very well with the dark Porter flavor.

KajII, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GORUM, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kevin79, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

coz, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

imperialking, Feb 21, 2012
4/5  rDev +3.9%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

elec, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Crstumpf, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

harrylee773, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Nofear048, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of CooperEllis
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

The pour is a very nice layer brown with a bit of amber to the edges. There is slight head, bubbles quickly recede leaving minimal with no real lacing.

Big carmel and toffee nose, a bit of roasted malt beneath that but this is a gently sweet aroma that heightens the overall beer quite a bit.

The taste is flat compared to the nose. It is malt, without much depth or complexity. It's spot on without being overbearing; but the lack of depth here is very disappointing.

Mouthfeel is excellent, perhaps a bit light but no glaring errors.
Solid offering, there are better porters out there but this would be in rotation if it was available locally.


CooperEllis, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

seeswo, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

CummingsK21, Jan 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Deep clear brown with a reddish tint when held to the light, with light brown head and decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts, burnt caramel and chocolate predominant with a little citrus pine hops beneath.

Taste: Crisp and dry with good malt and caramel flavors, also more hops than most porters...and I like that. Gives it a really good balance to all the malt and caramel.

Mouth Feel: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall: A really good session porter. I could easily have had a couple more. Hoppier than most porters, and I liked that. A good interpretation of the American Porter style.

ChopperSmith, Jan 28, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -24.7%

Poured into my brewery snifter, brownish/ black color, light brown head, hint of light peaks through. smells of grain, coffee, burnt sugar.. this beer yearns for a barrel addition.. Taste is about the same as the smell only with a mild sarsaparilla characteristic. mouth feel is a little on the thin side but has a nice creaminess to it as it finishes. Overall, this beer is sessionable but not the best offering ive had from CW.

ThirstyHerf, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Paul68, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

zillo043068, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CWhite, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.