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Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Mudpuppy PorterMudpuppy Porter

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very good

685 Ratings

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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 41
Gots: 63 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black with layers of spotty khaki head.

S - coffee, malts, caramel, chocolate. Not a huge nose on this brew.

T - Malts, smokey, toasted grains, fruity, dark chocolate. Smooth and creamy mouth feel.

O - Solid porter that is worth a pull.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Muddy brown in color. Sandy colored head retains at a quarter inch. Delicate fine-bubbled rings of lacing.

S: Leathery and nutty, bread crust, brown cocoa. Hints of milk chocolate. Fruity with aromas of sugar dates and figs, maybe even dried apples. Floral hopping with citrus blossom notes.

T: follows the nose. Nutty, brown cocoa, a touch leathery. Fruity fig and date esters. Citrusy hops cut through like a knife. A bit yeasty. A toast and char flavor begins to build at the back end. Brown cocoa, burnt toast, and some bite-y spicy and citrusy hops on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy but thin feel. Very active carbonation scrubs sharply.

O: A very old school take on a porter. Definitely more of a brown porter, and maybe not something the average American craft drinker will understand. It's a nice change of pace beer, but my criticisms would be that the hops are a bit sharp. Get a nice grassy English strain in there and I think I'd like it quite a bit more. Still an easy quaff.

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Cool autumn night, I'm in the mood for a smooth porter. Let's see if this fits the bill.

Appearance (5) : First off, quite a lot of fermentation here. Upon cracking the cap, there was a good hiss. As I set the bottle down it's now bubbling up to the top, making a pointed foam crown at the lip of the bottle. Interesting! Now for the pour...

Very, very large head, almost making up the whole glass...a reverse beer pour, if you will, a ring of body at the bottom with the rest of the glass as head. I'm waiting patiently for it to subside enough to drink. The funny part is, I only poured about 1/3 of the bottle. The head leaves licks all the way down as it recedes...like...paint...drying.......on...the...wall. Root beer float appearance up top. The foam still remains in the bottle too. Quite wild fermentation going on here, but I kinda like it. The body is dark brown/ruby red when held up to the light and is mostly opaque. I'm giving this appearance category a 5 because obviously by my long description it was THAT interesting.

Aroma (4) : (finally after about 5 minutes on the 1st category...) Milk chocolate, coffee bean, some rice, grassy hops, oatmeal, brown sugar, some chocolate peppermint. Out of the bottle it smells like old people who carry melted chocolate in their pockets to hand you. Yes, I just said that. A much wider spread, airy smell out of the glass. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4.5) : Roasted coffee milk chocolate goodness. It reminds me of a Starbucks Double Shot but with hops. The hop presence is there, and the coffee bean synergizes and amplifies the hop into a roasted flavor. It's very good. A pinch, a pinch I say, of black licorice. Sour malts from barley provide a good baseline for the rest of the beer's exemplary profile. And whoa, drinking the foamy brew from the bottle (yes, it has not died down yet) gives a whole 'nother dimension to the beer - a full, foamy, carbonated chocolate coffee roast party!! Yee haw! This beer is wild. Belches are mild coffee and black licorice. At the very bottom of the bottle it tastes prodigiously like what I can only describe as chocolate licorice. Yum.

Mouthfeel (4.75) : 100% appropriate for the style. It has a creamy, yet absolutely divine medium-bodied mouthfeel that sticks to the palate and rides like a porter wave all the way down the gullet. The effervescent evaporation from the beer as it drifts back up the esophagus in breaths is dry, tart, roasted, pleasant. Just beautiful.

Overall (4.59) : Obviously there's much to say about this beer. I haven't been this psyched about a beer in awhile. I may have picked up an exception to the rule (I sure hope not), as this beer was wild and foamy with yeast fermentation straight out of the bottle, but it is for sure a winner. Good for a sipper on a cold autumn or winter night. I crown thee the best PORTER I have ever had!

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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.