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Mushy P. | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
On October 17, 1814 in Giles Parish, London, a 22 ft tall wooden porter tank ruptured, causing surrounding vessels to burst, releasing an estimated 323 gallons of house- destroying porter tidal wave. Porters were the overwhelming ale of choice for the London working class. Mushy P pays homage to this English brewing tradition with complex roastiness and robust flavor.

20 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 03-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewery, served in a pint glass.

Black body, translucent dark reds at the edges. Dense tan head, great lacing and moderate retention. Cocoa and a bit of roast on the nose, some coffee and cream type character. English yeast qualities shine through, with some good hopping. Creamy and roasty flavour, sweet chocolate notes and cocoa powder. More roast and hops in the finish. Medium full feel, smooth velvety mouthfeel. A really nice English porter, as drinkable as they come.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Maria's Packaged Goods, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with a thick tan head, good retention and lacing.

S- Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, milk chocolate.

T- Roasted malts are very prominent, has a bit of char and smoke, also chocolate and coffee, the dominant char is held up pretty nicely by some piney hops. Has a roasted bitter finish.

M- Medium to full bodied, great carbonation, has a smooth and creamy feel with a bone dry finish.

O- A really great porter, if this were available more regularly I would get it all the time.

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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Mushy P. from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 93

16 oz tap pour served in a pint glass at Revolution Brewpub and enjoyed on 05/22/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Deep brown, almost black, color body. Caramel highlights outline the beer and permeate parts of the body. Served with a finger of creamy tan head. Good Lacing and retention with a nice cling factor. 4/5

Smell: Piney lemon hops, toasted grain/roasted malt, oats, and milk chocolate. Some toffee too. 4/5

Taste: Sweet and creamy chocolate, piney lemon and grain. Creamy roasted malt towards the finish. A modest backbone of bitter coffee flavor adds a good balance to the beer. A touch of brown sugar and toffee flavor without the sugary sweetness too. 4.5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation for style (higher end of light carbonation). Dry and roasty. Very creamy mouthfeel. 5/5

Overall: Three Floyds should retire Black Sun and replace it with this incredibly smooth and flavorful hoppy porter.

Recommendation: Seek this beer out.

Pairings: French vanilla ice cream.

Cost: $6 for a 16 oz pint.

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4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has a fantastic head followed by expectd retention, thick oatmeal colored collar, tomato soup skin, and complete lacing... Like a perfect pour and vision.

Light bodied aroma, biscuits, lightly toasted oats, bits of light Brown sugar... A simple malted sweetness.

Flavors... A bit mineraly, slight roasted grain toast with a slightly blackened edge. Finishes a nice biscuit and acrid edge. Like a toasted piece of grain that got too close to the heat. Amazingly tasty.

Full bodied, thin at first but the carbonation turns this into a silky creamed soup and sticky delight. Perfect carb. Perfect flavor intensity.

This is the best English porter I've ever had.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Imperial pints on tap at the pub. This review is from notes.

Pours dark and hazy with a nice, brownish white head. Smells good and roasty, with complex barley nodes and a mild dose of dry British hops.

Tastes much sweeter than the aroma had led me to expect. A bit of charred barley up front quickly gives way to some nutty chocolate nodes which stick around forever and just give way to a firm hop dryness at the very back end. Tastes similarly hopped to Black Sun, which definitely isn't a bad thing, but it doesn't quite taste like a porter. It's more like a cross between a dry stout and a heavily hopped American brown.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served on tap in a british pint glass

A - deep brown with a finger and a half of medium kakhi head. Head has a nice lasting power and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S - roasty, chocolate, english type yeast esters

T - a light malt sweetness paired with loads of chocolate and tons of coffee. A nice almost minerally, dryness on the late palate keeps it from being too sweet.

M - full bodied. Creamy.

D - somewhat high. I was expecting it to fill a little more than it does, but I think the late palate dryness is fooling me.

I liked this one a lot. Easy to drink, but full flavored and the dryness keeps it from being too filling. Very nice!

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Served in an imperial pint glass.

A - Big tan foam settles to a near-complete cap, thick collar, and splotchy glass-coating lace. Dark brown body that reveals some slight transparency at the fringes.

S - Fantastic aroma, with tons of caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malts, and nuts. Extremely potent, with a super-enjoyable mix of sweet and roast flavors.

T - Unfortunately the taste is not quite as good. There's some astringency and char flavors that seem to dominate, along with some smoke and roast. Most of the sweet chocolate and caramel has vanished leaving this somewhat unbalanced. It's not bad by any stretch, but just fails to live up to the aroma.

M - Medium body, slightly gritty and dry texture, pleasant moderate carbonation, and a roasty finish.

D - A promising beer that is marred by excessive char and roast bitterness. If they could get a little more of the sweetness found in the aroma onto the palate this would be fantastic. Currently it's merely an enjoyable diversion from superior offerings.

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3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at FFF brewpub. Served in a pint glass.

The appearance is black and dense. It has a nice creamy head that lasts.

The smell and taste are a flat sort of malt roastiness with toast and chocolate.

The mouth feel was thin. I would say unappealing, but it fits the Porter style.

Overall, I thought this was pretty mediocre. It's worth a try, but not a second pour, especially at the FFF brewpub. There are too many better choices on tap.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the description for this one. 16 oz. served in a plastic cup on March 25th, 2012 during the FFF Deconstruction.

A - Deep brown, ebony coloring. Slightly-lighter head leaves great lacing and okay retention.

S - Sweet caramel and honey. Very appropriately lactic with a light touch or roasted malt grains and dark fruits. A bit stout-like with porter mellowness.

T - Big flavors here. Robust roasted note at the front. Backend consists of sweet toffee and sugar malts blended with sharp coffee beans. Espresso finish really picks as this reaches room temp.

M - Spot-on feel, not hugely creamy but medium body, good carbonation.

D - On-par with Edmund Fitzgerald in the aroma and likely a better taste overall. If the Floyds were ever going to add another dark beer to the year-around lineup, this would be a good candidate.

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4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on my golden birthday. 26 today.

Served in a 16oz plastic cuo at the brewpub (thanks to constructiin)

Pours a dark brown with hazelnut hints. A finger of light tan head leaves spotty lace behind.

The nose is very robust and roasted malts shine hard. Some coffee, milk chocolate, and more roasted malt. As it warms, chocolate emerges more and more.

The taste is roasty and chocolate filled without being too sweet or even sweet at all. Tons of coffee notes add to this very robust flavor.

Mouthfeel is dry and roasty and feels great.

Overall, I was quite impressed with this brew. Great roasty flavors and well balanced. A must try while available.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FFF.
Served in a 16 oz plastic cup.

The lacing is fucking amazing-- even in the plastic cup. Very dark, almost purple hues coming through.
Very thick and creamy feeling. Low carbonation helps that along.

Smells and tastes nicely coffee-forward. Very roasty and porter-ific.
Lots of chocolatey, roasty, sweet, and caramel malts up here.
Very dry and roasty finish.

Overall-- very thick and creamy for a porter-- but I like it.
Another solid beer from the FFF gang.

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Mushy P. from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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