Pluff Mud Porter | Holy City Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
399 Ratings
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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:
#25,706
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
399
pDev:
12.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
92
Trade:
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mamartinkus
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tamartinkus
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

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Photo of cb8282
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CtLiEgMeSrOsN
4.73/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of Kev-a-Beer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aalmeida
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonny41
2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of NattaBoy
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ceezer
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of redsoxjim
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haikuhiker
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: brown in color with a 1/2" head that falls to a thick covering.

Smell: some sugar sweetness rises from the glass.

Taste: roasted malt, brown sugar, dark plums, and other pitted fruit sweetness. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish.

Overall: was told to seek this one out as a great beer, but for me it was good, Definitely enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Pluff Mud Porter from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 399 ratings