Mudpuppy Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
837 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
Ratings:
837
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
133
For Trade:
3
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown in color with mahogany highlights and a modest khaki head that soon settles into a swath of patchy frogspawn. Grains of sediment are readily apparent as they bob among the rising bubbles of carbonation, which I don't think I've ever seen in a porter before. There's a load of dark chocolate in the nose along with a hint of caramel and little else, which is fine by me.

As for the taste, roasted chocolate malt sneaks in at first blush before a deluge of resinous, citric hops override it. The bottle mentions the relatively high hopping, but there was barely a rumor of it in the nose, so it's a little surprising nonetheless. Not sure that I've tasted so much pine in a porter before, with the possible exception of Stone. The high level of hopping almost works, but I'm afraid it asserts itself a little too mightily, as the malt flavors never get a chance to shine. The mouthfeel is smooth and moderate--on par for a porter. Noticeable stickiness lingers on the lips after sipping.

If they dialed down the hops a few notches, I could see this being a quite a tasty porter. As is, I'm afraid the balance is too skewed toward the bitter end, which might work with a lighter style, but not with a porter (at least not for me).

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