Mud Shark Porter | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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3.82/5
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40 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:
#20,758
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
40
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 19
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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into NB chalice, 1 finger tan head, so so retention and lacing. Jet black in the glass, no light passes thru. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste follows the nose, there is a big roasted malt in the front, some light coffee notes, and flows into a bittersweet chocolate finish. Dry finish and lingering chocolate on the palate make this a very drinkable beer. Nice rounding out of the beer to prevent the roast from being too astringent and the finish too dry. Nice balance comes with a good creamy mouthfeel.

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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mighty_Miguelito
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
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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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +17.8%

Photo of shagal
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Mud Shark Porter from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 40 ratings