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Mudpuppy Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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559 Ratings

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 37
Gots: 41 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002)
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Photo of bnuttz


4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black color, with a small bubbling head. Smells hoppy and of burnt malts. Taste is mainly burnt malts, strongly balanced with hops. Dont get me wrong this is a hoppy porter, but not overpowering, works very well here. Would like to try this on tap after just having the oktoberfest at the bar

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2004 04:53:28 | More by bnuttz
Photo of HopHeadKen


4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this in the grocery in Wausau, Wisconsin while passing through to vacation 'up North'; and feel like I struck Gold. This is a really good Porter !

It is clearly cousin to a Stout. I have been drinking a lot of stouts lately, and this is very similar, just not a 'black' in color.

Color is dark amber brown, and pours with a rich cream colored head.

Smell is roasted malt and rich.

Taste is Sweet, rich and toasty. Hints of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate; it seems as if everyting is in this beer !
Nice mouthfeel and great drinkability.
I had to be sure that I picked up another 'sixer' before I left the state.
I could drink this every day !

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2004 16:38:11 | More by HopHeadKen
Photo of GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2004 00:17:17 | More by GCBrewingCo
Photo of Skidz


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a nice dark brown that sits as a deep mohagony with a fluffy tan head, good lacings on the side. A very nice porter to look at.

Smells of chocolates and caramels...just loads of hops. Nice and springy, like a fresh rose. Tastes just like a porter should taste. Chocolates and florals combine for an extremely pleasant taste that just carries the hops all over your mouth and down the hatch. Well balanced sweets and bitters as you go from chocolates to a very robust bitter finish. Though it's not full of many different distinctive flavors, it does have a great flow to it that is definately working for me.

Silky smooth, crisp and clean in the mouth. Carbonation is exactly where it should be; nothing getting in the way of the taste. It's very hard to set this down, as it goes down so easy. A 6 pack for the evening is definately a good idea. A classic porter, very comparable to St. Peter's Old Style Porter, which also stands out in front of the pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 06:17:50 | More by Skidz
Photo of abents


4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I love this beer.
This brew is a dark dark brown with a good tan head and lacing up and down the glass. Aromas of hops and chocolate appear when smelled. Starts out with a bitter hops followed smoothly by a dry chocolate finish ending on the sweeter side. Sits in the mouth well extremely creamy porter that was very enjoyable. Could drink multiple ones of these, not as filling as most porters for me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2004 17:28:58 | More by abents
Photo of brakspear


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hoppier porter than most, especially in its aroma. This beer pours a dark leather brown with a nice frothy tan head that reduces but lingers. The somewhat floral hop aroma dominates at first but then roasted malt comes through. The taste is well-balanced, but I prefer more roasted malt flavor. The body is a bit thin as well. Still this is one of the better porters being brewed in Wisconsin right now and it is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2002 17:45:22 | More by brakspear
Photo of cokes


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff here.
Pours a nice brown-ruby color with a white head that stays around for a while.

Hops dominate the smell. Quite floral, but there is some underlying roasted chocolate notes as well.

The same can be said for the taste. Very hopped-up for a porter. Big floral hops on the taste buds, but there is some roastedness and chocolate hues here as well.

Maybe a tad too thin, and not quite smooth enough...but still quite nice in the mouth.

To me, this is a "roasted" version of their Lac Du Bay IPA. The two are very, very similar. Luckily, the LDB IPA is a stellar beer so no complaints.

In the end, not the ultimate porter but still tasty and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2002 00:04:11 | More by cokes
Photo of Bighuge


4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is dark ruby. The beer throws a great tan head with good retention. Aroma is chocolatey and a bit hoppy (guessing cascade because this smells similar to Sierra's porter). This beer has a very creamy mouthfeel. Beautiful. Taste is robust. Chocolate notes are evident. Nice bitterness. I tend to like hopped up porters and this one seems to be on high range for hopping in a porter. Really smooth and drinkable. Very good porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2002 01:11:58 | More by Bighuge
Photo of ZAP


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure what the difference is between a Robust Porter and Brown Porter...I listed it as a Robust Porter...

Chocolate on the nose..very nice aroma...dark burgundy with a bubbly rocky head..on the dry side with good hopping...slight twinge of sweetness on the finish..a pretty solid porter with some character...nice chocolate malt with some bite...a very nice beer.

I'm working my way through some Wisconsin Micros..this at first try appears to be a solid one..

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2002 01:12:46 | More by ZAP
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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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