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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a dark brown amber with a small tan head that laced the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel and lactose. The flavor is light coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas lactose, chocolate, prunes, and caramel. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, very light coffee, and prunes. Watery body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Black body with some red hues visible, frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, mocha, prunes, caramel. Minimal carbonation but on the light bodied side, watery. Flavor was pleasant, with good chocomalt notes. Could have been more robust.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
bottle from the ever-generous Duane, pours a deep brown, but not quite solid, with scarlet highlights and a thin tan head. loads of chocolates and some sweet vanilla tones in the bouquet. very well put together flavor, starting off with the chocolates alongside some hay like hops, ending with a sweet vanilla leading the way into a toasty aftertaste. the hops and the toast flavor are equal to one another in the tail. it is a little thin for the style, but that is the only really bad thing i have to say about. a very tasty porter, thanks alot duane, as always, you never let me down with the midwest dark stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Decent tan head, sweet chocolatey, dark fruity nose. Good bitter chocolate and roasty flavors with surprising hops. Easy drinking and well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours to a thick, fully lasting rocky tan head. EXCELLENT lacing. Ultra dark red body. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate/cocoa, roasted espresso. Needs to be stronger. The palate is thick, creamy, silky, dry. The flavor is a hugely roasted coffee. More like an espresso. Light burnt black malt. I really like the roasted dryness and the finish flavor of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle. color is dark brown with a reddish hue. tan frothy head which faded pretty quickly. bittersweet chocolate is the dominant aroma and flavor with some roasted coffee and dark fruit present. the tail end has a somewhat dry bitter finish. silky but thin mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Deep, deep, deep, dark ruby blanketed brown. Smooth and firm cocoa colored cap about a half inch high sits atop. But a whisp of skim remains once it dwindles down along with a thin collar. Minimal lace sticks in a slight stringy pattern. Soft, clean, and very fresh cocoa nose with a moderate helping of roasty tones bringing a modestly robust semblance of espresso beans. Notes of baked burnt hops. Darkly flavored in the taste department. Dark, rich, deep tones of black burnt malt, chocolate bitterness, and scorched hops brim and buckle with a surge of robustness thats quite nice and vastly roasty. Steady drying tones in the finish where the espresso gains a foothold over the chocolate tones. Staying crispy with a burnt edge of spicy pizza crusts. Great additions there with some peppery notes. Old memories of the Harry Magillís Spiced Stout from Bellís is beginning to brim to the surface of my buds as I continue to sip and gulp this fantasticly robust porter. New memories are now in place. The feel of this beer is down right fascinating with one supurb smoothness and uniquely creamy medium/full body while maintaining its robust roasty character. Perfect for a porter. Keeps a well handled hoppyness that lends a bit of bittering biting virulence to the overall roastyness. Always dark, always roasted; blackened even in some of its personality. A very well crafted porter. Unimaginably yummy. This puppy ainít muddy at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatguys (72) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2005
On draft at the Hilltop in Stevens Point, WI. Thanks, Laird (bartender), for a great night of good beer. Pours a very dark brown with a small, tan-ish head. Not too much for smell. Thick, but not overwhelming. More sticky than sweet, with some hints of chocolate and smoke. Not a bad beer, but not the best porter Iíve had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Pours a dark brown with a light tan/yellow, rocky head. Faint chocolate and alcohol aroma. An initial flavor of alcohol, but not overpoweringly so, that then quickly goes into a full-on bitter chocolate. The chocolate is a little muddled by a smokiness in the malt character. Aftertaste is bready and thick, some faint walnut and syrup. Really sticky and thick, a bit overpowering mouthfel, and the stickiness lasts and lasts. Name is appropriate, as the texture and taste are both thick and muddy.


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