Mudpuppy Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
833 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:
833
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
132
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 833 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Mavigo
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was given to me as a gift, I love porters so I have high hopes for this guy. Poured in a nonic. Never heard of this brewery before.

A: Poured a deep dark brown, basically black, with a thin tan head and bits of lacing

S: Smelled of chocolate, barley, malt sugars, brown sugars, some wheat and yeast, along with a bit of hops

T: Pretty rich flavor, fairly sweet, brown and malt sugars, barley, chocolate as well, tasting a bit ore hop than I would've expected

M: Little more carbonated than I would like, but it is well balanced with the flavor, adds a bit of crispness to the rich, full bodied flavors

O: This being y first beer from Central Waters, I would say good job, it was very enjoyable and allowed me to relax a bit while I did some work. A very good porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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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  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of wiscokid920
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Part of a Variety Pack I made up while touring CW! 12 oz, Nov 2012, bottle poured into Snifter

A- Jet black with thick 2 finger tan head. Tons of Yeast sediment floating throughout…should be getting plenty of B Vit with this brew!

S- Toasted brown malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon notes with some subtley lingering hoppy spices.

T- Great coffee flavor. Dark chocolate, toasted bready/biscuit flavors. Deliciously warming on a cold Wisco winter night.

M- Medium body, creamy and smooth

O- A fantastic American Porter. A delicious Winter Beer with excellent flavor and balance.

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Photo of davey101
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass. Bottled on March 2012. Nearly a year old and it had some goop on the bottom of the bottle, mmm goop. Thank Wes for the extra!

A - Pours a pitch black body, a rather dark porter that shows just a hint of brown on the edges when held up to the light. One finger of off white foam with some real nice lacing and retention.

S - Bitter coffee beans and smooth milk chocolate. A touch of roasted malt and vanilla. Smells a lot like a malted milk ball. Real nice!

T - Milk chocolate, coffee and cream, and lasting roasted mats. Not as great as the nose.

M - Thin to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Pretty spot on for a porter.

O - The char gets to be a bit too dominating on the aftertaste, but this is otherwise a nice porter. Its held up very well considering its almost a year old.

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Photo of ChicagoNick
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BierStein711
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint.

Two finger dark tan head, jet black beer with red hue at the bottom of the glass.

Smells of vanilla, bourbon, oak, woods, and roasted malt.

Taste: coffee, vanilla, oak, roasted malt with a hop bite at the end

Mouthfeel: thick, creamy, and smooth

Overall, this is a fine beer! I enjoyed this, but overall I found it to be a fine example of the style. This is an excellent winter beer. Please try.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RoamingGnome
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/7/12 Tasting Notes... Seasonal selection on tap at the local supper club. This was served slightly chilled in a pint glass.

A) Dark brown with a nice finger of dark tan head. The head had nice retention, slowly settling to a dusting, ample lacing.

S) A nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee beans, chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness that was like melting brown sugar. Not overly sweet, but worth mentioning.

T) Near the nose, with an enjoyable taste of coffee, chocolate and toffee/caramel sweetness. There's some piney hops too, which was nice, and just bitter enough.

M) Pretty creamy, medium body, moderate carbonation. Easy drinking with a nice aftertaste.

O) Had this in a bottle a while back, and I recall that I liked it, but I was really impressed with it on tap. This is a very tasty porter, and I would gladly recommend it.

Paired this with a fish fry, which was also good going down. This was not the case later that night, thanks to the stomach virus that's been going around.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark chocolate brown with absolutely no head save a wisp of fizz around the collar.

S - Chocolate brownies. Tootsie rolls. Very malty and sweet.

T - Double chocolate chip cookies and Tootsie rolls. A hint of hops keeps the sweetness from getting totally out of control.

M - Very sugary and thick up front, but drying up a little bit for a dusty finish that leaves you craving another sip of sweetness! Nicely done!

A good wintery desert porter. Quite drinkable. Hints at sugary "dessert beer" flavors while maintaining a nice level of sessionability.

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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 833 ratings.
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