Mudpuppy Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

very good
837 Ratings
Mudpuppy PorterMudpuppy Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark garnet on the pour produces a thin, scant, walnut toned head. Small micro-bran colored floaties line the bottom portion of the vessel. Small whispy eyelash lacing. Head was not as big or rocky as label claims into a clean and well kept class.

S: Sweet chocolate and coffee roast with some fruity notes of semi-dry cherries.

T: Chalky coffee roast flavor, dry, lightly bitter with wet coffee grains. Dry creamer chalkiness, bitter bakers chocolate, dry walnutes finishes chalky.

M: Body feels pretty big per style, borders on a stout, chewy, bittering dry and chalky on the tongue.

O: Overall seems to have a noticeable chalky/dry creamer presence while the chocolate malt takes a back seat. Chalkiness takes something away, appearing more off flavor, drinkability is low, not reaching for seconds here. Id take a pass.

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Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of KS1297
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheSSG
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, dense, tan head that has impressive persistence. Acidic coffee with floral hops in the nose. Deep burnt umber is effectively black. Starts acidic with big notes of toasted malt and coffee. There's a nice medium bitterness. Finish is smooth, coffee/roasted malt with a touch of acidity.

This is really nice. A bit thin, but quite nice. If you like coffee, then this is for you!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of sisterthelonious
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jparker37
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Great clarity to this dark brown yet translucent beer. Head is just barely off-white and holds a tiny cap of foam. Some spotty lacing.

S - Smooth chocolate malt, a depth of honey-like sweetness. Quite aromatic and fresh.

T - Dark malt is smooth and balanced out with a distinguished earthy/piney hop flavor. No sweetness to speak of. Hop are the dominant flavor component and lend considerable bitterness on the backend and in the aftertaste, also a little bit burnt malt.

M - Medium body, medium-light carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Great aroma and look. Flavor swung to far towards hoppy for the style. I could use a touch of sweetness and more dimension of malt. Feel was close. This is the only Central Waters beer I would pass up.

Judgement - Pass on it. Decent brew but not worth going out of your way for.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 837 ratings.
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