Mudpuppy Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Mudpuppy PorterMudpuppy Porter
BA SCORE
3.85/5
841 Ratings
Mudpuppy PorterMudpuppy Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,906
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
841
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
134
Trade:
3
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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i feel like every time i have a beer from central waters, its one of their high end brewers reserve series beers all super strong and aged forever in a barrel. like its always some monumental occasion to drink one, i feel compelled to share (or lucky to be invited to share with others), so its nice to have one of their more common releases, take some of the hype and hysteria out of it, but i was shocked that this is on par with any of the other beer they make, one of the better base porters ive had to be honest. really dry and smooth, little bit of yeast character to it, chocolaty and rich, fluffy and drinkable, complex but approachable, its all of the things i love in the style, and i dont think its getting enough credit here on BA. velvety feel, palate coating, with dark cocoa and roast and toast flavors to it, even a hint of smoke as it warms, subtle in every way. one of those porters i could drink ten of from the bottle outside grilling or brewing in the late fall, or in front of a good hockey game in the dead of winter. no frills here, and none are needed. a benchmark in quality for the style.

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Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar—upon closer inspection and when held up to a bright light dark amber is visible near the bottom of the glass and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down rather quickly, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of burnt and roasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate malts. The smell becomes stronger once the beer warms up.
T: The taste very much follows the smell, except that the chocolaty flavors are a lot stronger and there is a light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink but has a nice amount of malty aromas and flavors, particularly those of chocolate malts. I found it to be a good representation of the style.

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Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears to be opaque, looks like a stout. Tan foam and lacing up the glass.

Smells like chocolate with roasted malt, slight hint of coffee.

Taste is complimentary to the aroma, with roasted malt eventually winning out to the choco-coffee schematic. Aftertaste of roasted malt/mild coffee...easy to revel in the earthy roast of this fine porter.

Mouthfeel is thin, somewhat creamy, bolstered by that roasty aftertaste. It's not as thick as a stout, though the flavor makes up for the less robust mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, this 6-pk. disappeared quickly from the hoard after a recent WI road trip.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a one-finger, light brown head of foam. It left some patchy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of coffee, chocolate and molasses.

T - Very roasty flavor with dark chocolates and toffee. A touch of piney bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really nice American Porter. I continue to be impressed with Central Waters beers.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a DEEP, yet clear, amber, with a 2+ fingers of creamy mocha colored head. Great retention, with some big and rich looking lacing that hangs in thick swathes. Now this already looks yummy. The aroma is sweet malts and citrus, with a BIG backing crunchy smell of coffee and roasted malts. A gentle floral feel gives the nose some uniformity, with a good evenness between the sweetness and more roasted accents.

The taste is sticky with chocolate and toffee up front, before giving way to a vibrant blast of dark roasted malts, coffee, and spicy hop bitterness. An equal amount of lingering sweetness and dry bitterness finish this out. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a pricklier feel to the carbonation that brings out the roasted character, and then a slicker feel that carries the sweetness. Just an all around balanced nature here to the body.

Wow, just a really nice take on an American Porter here from Central Waters. Full flavored, balanced, and quite quaffable, this would be a go-to for the style if it was more local to me.

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Photo of billab914
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Portsmouth snifter. Poured a slightly dark brown color with a thin white lacing barely covering the top of the beer. The head clung to the edges of the beer but didn't leave much for lacing.

The aroma has a nice milky, dark chocolate flavor coming from it. It's a pretty simple but very nice nose for a porter. The taste has the same sweet and dark milk chocolate flavor that the nose showed. It finishes with a little roasted bitterness that helped balance out the chocolate flavors.

Mouthfeel isn't quite full bodied, but slightly above medium bodied. The carbonation is on the lighter side, but i wouldn't call it low. Drinkability is very good, it was a very enjoyable and easy drinking porter with some very nice flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 841 ratings
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