Mudlust Coffee Porter | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Mudlust Coffee PorterMudlust Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
36 Ratings
Mudlust Coffee PorterMudlust Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 12-01-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,947
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
36
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Gavage
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown in color with a 1" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: some malt and chocolate softly rises from the glass.

Taste: roasted malts, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: a good coffee porter that is well balanced.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JostVonDyke
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An almost solid black/brown color. Low carbonation, above average body, creamy thick feel. Aroma was wesk,malt and coffee but not outstanding. Taste was roasted mslt,an almost mocha like candy taste. There was some milk chocolate and cream flavor that showed up as well. Overall I would definitely get this again, was a very decent coffee porter

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a can for $2.75 into a goblet.
A - Pour looks rather thin with a frothy inch plus of mocha foam atop a very dark brown brew with light ruby hues at the base.
S - Musty coffee grounds and dry cocoa nibs mostly. Semi sweet chocolate malts and very little hops round most of the aroma.
T - Taste is fairly bitter and somewhat dirty coffee grounds. Then dry cocoa nibs followed by some bittering hops. Not gonna lie it's kind of gross the level of bitterness to coffee in this reminds me of plain old dark roast no added vanilla or malt sweetness.
M - Somewhat smooth medium bodied not as watery as I expected.

Overall I have had plenty of coffee beers and this one is quite bitter. Only go get a can of this if you like your coffee straight up and BLACK!

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Photo of lastmango
2.74/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a very dark brown that was mostly opaque. A rich and creamy 3 finger head was present that dissipated slowly leaving much lacing. The aroma was unfortunately off with a musty odor. I checked the freshness date and it still had not been reached. Beyond that, I get a hint of coffee. Flavors of coffee, and malt chocolate with a bit of earthy bitterness. However, the taste was off. This has a light - moderate body and moderate carbonation. I was expecting a thicker brew. Overall, I cannot score this high because the musty aroma that lingered through the brew. Unfortunately, I decided not to continue drinking this beer for fear of mold. Judging by the score on BA, others have not had this issue and I suspect that this was not indicative of the beer as a whole.

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Photo of AmitC
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

$10.07 (Including tax)/six pack of 12 oz cans ($ 0.140) from Adamstown Beverage, Adamstown, PA.
Can dated on bottom “Best by 06/04/18”, stored at 42 degrees and served at 52 degrees in a hand-washed and hand-dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, it appears brown and clear around the top.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, medium density with rocks, average retention, diminishing to a four to six mm ring and an undulating complete surface layer.
Lacing – Average. A rocky band of small to medium bubbles remains as the level drops
First pour – Medium brown, clear.
Aroma – 4 – Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate.
Flavor – 4- Begins with strong, slightly bitter, coffee followed by a bit of chocolate. The aftertaste is bitter coffee. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 - Thin, watery, aggressive carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4 - A very thin, definitely coffee-flavored, beverage. The palate is the weakest part of this brew – the flavor and aroma highlight the coffee and the appearance, other than the weak lacing, is basically every porter or stout ever made. A very good price point.

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Photo of drtth
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The dark brown, almost mahogany colored, beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” fluffy tan head that persists well and leaves a ring of lacing on the sides of the glass as it slowly recedes to a thin covering of the liquid. Sipping creates sheets of lacing that visibly turn into lots of scattered patches and small legs of lacing.

The aromas are pretty much all about dark roasted coffee beans along with some dark roasted malt.

The flavors, as expected from the nose, are mostly about the coffee but here there’s also some chocolate and some sweet caramel from the malt. There’s a dark roasted, almost nutty, bitterness that doesn’t show any burnt character at all and has a bit of earthiness and grassiness from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth from the gentle, persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and other flavors fade to a dry dark coffee flavored ending in the front of the palate and just a bit of bitterness in the middle of the palate.

Overall I like this beer and look forward to having another. While it’s not an overly complex beer it is a well made well balanced beer with the coffee up front and in the starring role but that coffee is well supported by the other flavors.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark chocolate color with a frothy tan head. Coffee dominates the nose, along with cocoa aromas.

The cocoa is more forward on the taste, but there’s no doubt this is a coffee porter. This is outstanding, IMHO.

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Photo of pajeff
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, into mug

very dark brown but not quite black - some light comes through when held up to the light. off-white colored head. nice pleasant coffee aroma - moderately roasty, with a touch of chocolate in there. similar flavor, good balance, not too dry. medium bodied.

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Photo of Budlum
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the prince of porters, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of coffee, a bit of chocolate. Taste is of strong black coffee, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justintcoons
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a nonic.

Appearance
Cola brown with ruby highlights. Good clarity. Short tan head.

Nose
Coffee, caramel, and cocoa nib.

Taste
Medium roast coffee, cocoa nib, and caramel. Roasted nuts and raisin.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Great coffee flavor with a moderate bitterness.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sly Fox Brewing Company "Mudlust Coffee Porter"
12 fl. oz. can, "BEST BY: 06/08/18" and sampled on 03/13/18
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: I'm not sure what the name means or where it comes from but whatever. It's poured a mostly clear mahogany brown body beneath a three-finger thick head of fluffy tan. The aroma is clearly of rich, oily, roasted coffee beans. It's not the best coffee bean aroma I've ever encountered but it's pretty good, and to be honest I don't get much beyond that. On to the flavor... the coffee remains over and then within a base of chocolatey and caramelish malt. Again, the flavor is as I've noted about the aroma. It's not as full flavored as some of the coffee porters I've had, but maybe that's a good thing. This is clearly a robust porter that has coffee added rather than a coffee beer that uses whatever it wants as a base. I'd imagine that the base beer for this is quite good on its own. It's easy to drink. It's eye opening. And it keeps you coming back for more. Overall, very good. So let me just finish up with whatever I've missed. Hops... there are some, a little bit earthy and spicy, but also leafy and maybe a bit grassy. I'm guessing Fuggles but maybe there's some East Kent Goldings in there as well. Body... medium-light and just lightly crisp-then-smooth - perfect! Head retention and lacing... both are right on. I still have a creamy surface covering and there's some very nice lacing. This is an example of how the sum of the parts makes a great beer with focus and balance rather than just going all out and trying to max out one thing or another. I'm not even that big of a coffee beer fan but I could easily drink three of these in a row, and that's drinkability. Very well done. Absolutely worth seeking out for fans of coffee beers, and perhaps porter fans as well.

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Photo of ogman
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mudlust Coffee Porter from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 36 ratings