Mudpuppy | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.84/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,311
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
859
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
143
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 859 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of Balth
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenDragonPurse
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm revising my rating down a bit (previously it was 4.48) after drinking a second bottle of this. A quarter inch tan head on dark brown liquid. Sweetish chocolate smell. Tastes of chocolate and a hint of espresso, minimal bitterness which doesn't linger. I would drink this again but wouldn't rush out to buy it.

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Photo of ordybill
3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a is a clear black color with a small tan head. The aroma is malt and some black licorice. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of ErikaD
1.92/5  rDev -50%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer via nitro pour, so it had the Guinness smoothness. Deep roasted malt taste, dark chocolate color. Lost a bit of its character as it warmed.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ikester59
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice malty porter, I like stouts to drink solo, but this is nice with pizza or other strong tastes, has a bit more carbonation than I like, so standing in the glass helps take that edge off. Has a nice chocolatey hint and fairly smooth finish with a bit of hops coming through. I buy it quite regularly.

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Photo of jgarvis
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colbra
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Half-full
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tcbro023
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beerbadger55
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - 3 fingers medium tan foam over a body of pitch black with amber highlights, thick web of lace

S - coffee, chocolate

T - roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, bitter herbal finish

M - medium body, high carbonation

O - on the bitter side and light-bodied for a porter; not terrible

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Photo of champ103
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. Some ruby highlights around the edges. A dense tan head rises to about two fingers. Excellent retention and some spotty lace.
S: A simple nose, but really enjoyable. Toasted and lightly roasted malts. Baked bread, chocolate, light coffee.
T: The toasted, bready malt character is really nice. Bigger chocolate flavors than I was expecting. A touch more roasty in the finish, along with some coffee . Finishes a touch bitter, which seems to be a mix of the malt (chocolate and coffee) and a touch of herbal hops.
M/O: A medium body and moderate carbonation. Ultra smooth and creamy without loosing anything in the finish. Really easy to drink and come back to.

I have always been a fan of Central Waters, and this is a well made American Porter. Well balanced and not over barring in anyway, hits all the notes, and something I just want to keep coming back to.

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4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pdb
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bhawk1
4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mudpuppy from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 859 ratings