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Mud Shark Porter | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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3.81/5
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38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied and robustly flavorful, Mudshark Porter sports a satisfying dry finish and rich notes of chocolate. Smooth, dark, and bittersweet cocoa flavors linger on the palate from first pint to last. A wonderfully smooth and creamy porter, Mudshark ranks among the favorites of a special class of aficionados known for their appreciation of fine beer: the Mighty Fish Brewers. We assert that after a day well-spent exploring the great outdoors, a friendly pint enjoyed with barbeque, sharp cheese, or-but, of course!-chocolate has the power to help sustain weary souls and rejuvenate tired bodies.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,193
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
38
pDev:
15.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark tan head.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate malts and cola are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of dark and chocolate malts along with some hints of cola and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the chocolatey aromas and flavors in this porter.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of dwilrigs
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mighty_Miguelito
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ten oz pour on tap. Nearly opaque lovely dark brown. Small head dissipates quickly. Lots of malt just slight hops flavor. Very nice sipping porter.

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Photo of casapy
4.04/5  rDev +6%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of magnusdave
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of leedorham
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of nilsenj75
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fish Brewing : Mud Shark Porter

LOOK: Pours a dark brown with about an inch of tan foam. Leaves lace down the glass. Appears to be a hearty porter.

SMELL: Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee.

TASTE: Roasted malts with some coffee and char giving way to a citrusy hop character. Moderately bitter, with a lot of dark malt character.

FEEL: Smooth and creamy feel with a medium carbonation.

OVERALL: A solid sessionable brew from the Fish lineup. Kind of reminded me of a black n tan as there seemed to be different grainy flavors. I thought this was enjoyable for what it is.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with a nice tan head that last awhile while leaving nice lacing on the glass.

S - Nutty, roasted and a bit of coffee.

T - All of the usual porter flavors. All are pretty mild and balanced.

D - Good carbonation and a heavier body.

O - Nice Roasty malty coffee porter. Better than I was expecting.

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of wilkinswesley
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of shagal
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of grittybrews
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a growler during Super Bowl XLVI. Poured near-black with a finger of dark tan head. Mild, roasty aroma of coffee and hints of chocolate.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Roasty malt up front with hints of caramel sweetness and a nice mix of coffee and bitter chocolate. Very dry on the finish.

Light, easy-drinking porter. Not too sweet, but not excessively bitter or coffee-dominated either.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub in lovely Olympia.

This beer appears a clear dark cola hue, with a thin cap of off-white head, which leaves some webbed lace in its wake. It smells of caramel malt, milk chocolate, and earthy hops. The taste is nutty chocolate malt, a bit of lactic sourness, and leafy, earthy hops. The carbonation is moderate to low, the body medium weight, and somewhat weirdly clammy. It finishes fairly dry, a root-like chocolate essence still pervading.

A nice, traditional porter, the sourness quotient agreeable in its subtlety, and even tempered overall.

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Mud Shark Porter from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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