Mudpuppy Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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850 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

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3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - One thin layer of bubbles that instantly dissipated. Dark brown, almost completely black save for some dark amber on the edges.

S - Chocolate and malt. Faint hops.

T - More dry, dark chocolate with bread crust. A green finish, almost reminiscent of lettuce. The hops come into play to create a nice balance.

M - Light mouthfeel, and slightly oily. Moderate carbonation makes it interesting.

O - The bottle advertises "thick, rocky head," but this bottle failed to deliver that, even after a fairly violent pour. Maybe it was a bum batch. But once I was past that initial disappointment I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It's hopped more than most porters, but it works... no complaints here. This beer is delicious with a good sandwich, so I'll be buying again!

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pumking glass on 8/16/12

Bottled on: June

Dark brown with highlights of deep crimson. There isn't all that much of a head and the foam that's there isn't inclined to last over time. Dense beer; suspended sediment. Very little lace.

A lush, smooth chocolate aroma is accented by coffee beans and roasted dark chocolate. Piney hop notes are interwoven and a touch of green to an otherwise roasty nose. While the underlying roasty chocolate flavor and medium-full body are smooth, pine hops and moderate carbonation add a layer of pleasant agitation and residual bitterness. It's quite simple, but plenty tasty.

I reckon this may be too hoppy a porter for some folks, but it works just fine for me. I'd enjoy this from time to time if I were geographically able. Recommended if you like hoppy porters. Wish I had more of this.

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Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out the expected dark brown color, with a single finger of tan head for about a minute, no real lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, a little splash of coffee, and that's about it. I can't really find the expected scent of toasted or roasted malt. Tastes of the roasted malt I was expecting to find in the nose. Further investigation reveals a bit of sweet malt and earthen hopping in the flavor once the beer has warmed up for a bit, and a medium body and carbonation level. Honestly, this is a fairly average porter, it doesn't do much to stand out from the crown IMHO.

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Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 850 ratings