Pluff Mud Porter | Holy City Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Pluff Mud PorterPluff Mud Porter
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
406 Ratings
Pluff Mud PorterPluff Mud Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Holy City Brewing
South Carolina, United States
holycitybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pluff mud [plŭff-mŭd], noun, A mixture of dirt and water indigenous to the marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, with a distinct odor that’s endearing to locals, but off-putting to tourists and redcoats.

Our second flagship beer was an effort to bring the American Porter style to the Charleston market proper, while also making a beer that stays appealing as the mercury rises. We think we’ve succeeded in Pluff Mud Porter. It presents (and smells) like a classic porter, with subtle chocolate notes and a silky finish, but the medium body and tame ABV keep it refreshing at all times. Enjoy this throughout the year, in or out of the marsh.

21 IBU

Added by MacQ32 on 07-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,285
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
406
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
93
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Speartron
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with little to no head. Very light on the carbonation.
Milk, sweetend chocolate and molasses are the first tastes. Almost sweet like a maple syrup. Earthy sweet malt.

 172 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at the Norfolk Southern Brosnan Forest Retreat in South Carolina. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had chocolate hints. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with earth and chocolate presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

 334 characters

Photo of kemoarps
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark cola brown that fizzes hella hard when I first pop the can. Gentle pour yields a glass that has maybe a couple of centimeters of liquid, but a head that is threatening to overflow the glass and pour onto the counter. I let it sit for a couple of minutes and try the pour again and while it is still eager to reach the top rim of my glass, it contents itself to remain confined therein and after the initial surge, settles in to a rapidly thinning set of pale light brown bubbles that congregate around the edges of the circle, but leave no lacing.

First notes on the nose are incredibly sweet (incredible referring to the quality not the quantity of sweetness if that makes sense. Almost kind of like a light molasses... somewhere between molasses and syrup. Honestly it kind of reminds of the sweetness in an attempted oatmeal maple stout I brewed with my brother way back when. With time and warmth the sweetness takes on an almost apple juice/cider type edge as well. So like... molasses and apple juice.

Initial notes carry a similar sweet character as the nose, but exploration beyond this layer yields some depth and nuance that has me intrigued. Layered in there is some soft cocoa and a fudgy chocolate that is like the echo of a rich fudge ribbon. It comes back together with a faint ashy bitterness.

Dry body with aggressive carbonation.
This has some deceptive depth to it and is an interesting contrast to the other porter I have tried thusfar today which leaned much more into the coffee/bitter side of things.
Much gratitude to @Dragginballs76 for sending this along as part of his NBS BIF #8 generosity. Thanks Mike!

 1,644 characters

Photo of RBorsato
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TJoy71
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mamartinkus
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tamartinkus
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Comparable to Yee Haw’s dunkle, this porter is even and smooth. Hints of chocolate and coffee flavors make this American porter a great choice. I’ll definitely drink more in the future.

 189 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an excellent porter by any measure, smooth and velvety to drink, chocolatey and even desserty in flavor profile but drier in the finish, fluffy feeling and drinkable for a dark beer, seems well suited to the warm weather there. the malt build is awesome, with layers of dark and sweet chocolate and even some caramel in the middle, it tastes like a cake or something, but all very natural, roasted and nutty and without the bitterness of a super dark barley, no coffee hints, it stops short of that range of depth, and i think that is a smart recipe decision for the local context. its well stacked in terms of flavor layers, lots to taste at once but not too complex that it doesnt work well with food. a pleasing dry cocoa thing happens through most of it, faint caramelized malt sugars, and even a dash of smoke to it as well. lots of body and lots of carbonation, more active than most in its field, really helps it finish. a really fine porter here from these guys, i thought this was a rather unique one too, more nuance than is common. well done!

 1,053 characters

Photo of cb8282
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CtLiEgMeSrOsN
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown. Short, foamy, tan head that fades fast.

Smells chocolate, light coffee, light roast and earthy bitterness.

Tastes light roast malt and light coffee, hints of chocolate and caramel and a hint of earthy hops. Finish is semi dry with a roast linger. Light medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

 309 characters

Photo of Kev-a-Beer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My first Holy City beer.Pours more of a deep mahogany with a thinner khaki colored head atop.Picking up a little chocolate and char in the nose but it's a lighter aroma profile.A little sharpness in the mouth,light to medium in feel.Chocolate and a hint of dark fruit upfront on the palate with a dryish charred finish.A pretty average porter,not something to seek out,but not awful either.

 391 characters

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aalmeida
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonny41
2.79/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Harrietbeerqueen
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NattaBoy
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ceezer
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Pluff Mud Porter from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 406 ratings