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A robust, yet suprisingly refreshing porter, Mud Puppy is a favorite of dark beer lovers. Characterized by a thick, rocky head and luscious chocolate-like nose, the malty profile is balanced by liberal hopping for its style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Poured black with a big thick, creamy head. Sweet roasty aroma. Flavor is bitter, roasty chocolate with a light body and sweet creamy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottle. Good roasty malt aroma. Black body with dark tan head. Medium bodied brew with some good mixture of roast and chocolate. Left a roasted malt power coco aftertaste on palate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Had from the bottle at the CU beer club meeting, thanks to phil I believe. Dark with just a bit of a brown ish haead. Nose mostly coffee roasted. Taste was stronger with cream and chocolate. For a porter not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle = Nose and appearance were both like a stout. There was a good tan head, dark but not black color and a distinct chocolate aroma. Taste had lots of roasted coffee and chocolate flavor, but also some of the creamier milk chocolate taste. Smooth, but not thick mouthfeel. I thought this was a nice full porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
benfergy (198) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Jet black appearance. The aroma is quite herbal. The first taste continues this herbal theme, and further tastes are quite hoppy. Not a very smooth beer, in my opinion, and I prefer CWís Stout. This is an allright beer, I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2006
12 oz bottle

Aroma of slight nuttiness, expresso and chocolate from the deep red opaque body. There was a thin marbled head that was very delicate and soon faded. On first sip, it struck me as a little thin but still robust with a mixture of roasted coffee beans, subtle fruitiness and cocoa. The aftertaste was very subtle expresso bean. Finish was smooth and dry. Overall, this one caught me by suprise. In a crowded field of porters, it stands out as unique.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 24-Jun-05 in trade with hezron, thanks Nathan!) The date isnít notched, but I have to assume this bottle is about a year old or so. Roasty and dry aroma tells me everything I need to know about how this beer will taste. Roasty, moderately bitter, some coffee, perhaps a bit of hops flavor in there, minimally sweet, at most just a touch of chocolate. Medium bodied and dry on the palate, well-carbonated, long roasty and bitter aftertaste. Dark brown, but still slightly translucent, the body is topped by a rocky, light tan head that subsides very slowly and leaves fairly dense foam on the glass. A decent porter for those who like their porters dry and roasty. Personally, I donít, I like a more sweet chocolate character with my porters, so Iím not overly fond of this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Courtesy of The_Enemy <P> I glanced at the commercial description as I was opening this and it says, "A robust, yet suprisingly refreshing porter.." While I have nothing wrong with refreshing beers I donít really want a refreshing porter. Itís ill equiped to be refreshing the way a glass of warm coffee and beef stock is so why not stick with a style built for it? Rant over. <P> Aroma is sweet cream and milk chocolate with little in the way of roasty notes. A dark brown body holds a pinky thin creamy, tan head. Fore flavor is very brown ale like..nutty, malty, peanut skin, biscuity with just a tinge of tartness. Not bad, but not very porter-like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pours a deep brown with slight tan head that lingers... good lacing. Heavy coffee and dark chocolate aromaís with some nuttiness a brown sugar present. Flavor follows aroma, but at a more subdued level. Medium body with a fuller mouth-feel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Duane - Thanks Duane! - Pours dark brown with a fair tan head that stays around most of the way down and laces the sides of the english pint glass. Aroma is mostly coffee, but a touch of chocolate is there also some nuts and roasted malt. Flavor was mostly chocolate and coffee, but I also found notes of caramel, nuts, and molasses. Palate is medium bodied with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.. I enjoyed this one..


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