Mud Shark Porter | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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34 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
16.27%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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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Photo of benbjb
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of wilkinswesley
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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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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Photo of beertunes
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a barely translucent black, much darker than most Porters and about the same as some Stouts, with about an inch of dark tan head that had OK retention and light lacing.

The aroma had a solid roasted scent with just a hint of coffee in the background. The flavors also were solidly roasted malt, as expected, and roasted notes had a nice lingering finish.

The body was a bit thinner than typical for the style. Drinkability was very good, having a couple isn't a chore. Overall, a nice, pleasant, solid beer. An easy go-to choice when I'm in the mood for this style.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes, came across this on tap randomly at Bottlescrew Bill's in Calgary
A - very dark brown, thin mocha head left pretty nice lacing
S - rich roasty malt and coffee notes, semi sweet dark chocolate, light sweetness
T - much like the nose, the roasty and espresso malts dominate, dark chocolate and silky vanilla, some toffee sweetness comes through on finish
M - rich yet appropriate level of thinness, fairly chalky finish
O - a nice surprise to come across, has all the characteristics of a solid porter, easy drinking, I hope to come across this again

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Photo of MAB
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better porters that I've ever encountered.

Deep brown body and with a thick tan head, the aroma is of roasted malt, rather than that of any hops.
Chocolately, with lots of grain flavor, and a rich, luxurious mouthfeel. This is outstanding.

Enjoyed this at my favorite pub on a chilly night and it it brought some welcome warmth to the occasion.

Seek it out!

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

The first Porter I ever had and I am glad it was Fish brewed!
Poured a black color with a medium tan foamy head. Nose of mostly chocolate and earthiness. A good medium bodied porter with decent hops and good backbone. Pretty chewy and def organic. Nice mellow roasted malt flavor, very smooth. Finish is subtle cocoa and roasted malt.

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Mud Shark Porter from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.81 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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