Mudpuppy Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
836 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:
836
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
133
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 836 |  Reviews: 243
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Substantial dark brown pour, cream, beige-ish head on it, 3/4" in depth. A pretty good looking beer. Aroma, pretty tame, nothing off, nothing robust and jumping out either, mild notes of roasted malts, two row and chocolate, nothing surprising here, just standard.

Taste, good easy drinking porter, again, good roasting, run of the mill for a good porter, no alcohol noticeable, above average bitterness. Packs a lot of caramel and toffee into the beer. The chocolate mouthfeel is the kind with no sweetness. Dry. Pretty enjoyable around a campfire when you're just drinking the sessionable stuff. Would drink again, a good example of regular 6 pack porter stuff when you're not looking for barrel aged geekery or whatnot.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, some coffee notes. Taste is coffee up front, then the chocolate kicking in at the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, one that I probably would have enjoyed more in the winter.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mudpuppy Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 836 ratings.
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