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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Dark Murky beer. Has a coffee like aroma. The taste was a lot like a hoppy coffee. I found that to be a strange combination. I want to say it was like a minty coffee. It was interesting but not really my favorite.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (518) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with very little head. Nose is powdered chocolate. Taste is weird. Not a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (588) - - AUG 13, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Aroma is fairly light. Roasted malt, coffee chocolate and a vegetal, green bitterness. Taste is the same. Medium, slick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (375) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
A dark muddy brown, with a half finger of khaki colored head that settles on the surface. Smell is earthy hops, coffee grounds, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is again a earthy hop taste, a light toffee, chocolate, coffee sweetness in the middle. Very little hop bitter in the finish, some light sweetness that carries over. Good overall taste and session able. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2014
The beer has a dark cola brown body and sports a small tan head. Aromas include chocolate roast, subtle coffee. Perhaps a touch of vanilla in the flavor with a hint of smoke. Chocolates, mild sweetness. A touch of roast and coffee beans. Pretty easy drinking with moderate carbonation and a delicate bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (314) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Nice aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and maple syrup. Nice ebony color...tannish head. Sweet roasted chocolate flavor up front. Notes of eepresso and coffee. Finishes with a sweet begining, followed by bitter chocolate that coats nicely and lingers just the right amount of time. Creamy mouth feel...nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uncleben113 (7) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle bought at Binny’s in Chicago. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly into a faint and uneven layer. Aroma is of roasty grains, light chocolate, faint coffee, cola, and faint caramel. More sweetness and vanilla comes out as the beer warms. Flavor is roasted grains and coffee right up front that linger throughout the taste and after. Distant notes of chocolate and maltiness are present but very subtle. The body is medium to light but sufficient and has just a touch of sweetness to it. I would have liked a little more roundness to the body and mouthfeel but overall, this is a fine porter. Not quite as big and chewy as some of the others but a solid beer and something I will definitely buy again.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopbag (83) - - JUL 9, 2014
Maybe I got a bad batch? The bottle I got was really tart. I leave it in my mouth and it’s just sour. There’s some nice roast and chocolate in there, but it seems like bad quality control. I tend to like sours, but this one would need some fruity notes or more character to be good as one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (90) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Draft @ City Beer Hall (ALB). Nice tan head. Dark brown color. Awesome roasty flavor! Body might be a touch on the light side, but overall I love this beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (250) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Dark brown with a tan head, Aroma is light, slight roast, light cocoa. Taste is light. Slight roast up front that rolls through some malty sweetness, slight bitter hop then back into a bakers chocolate sweetness. Slight peanut butter sensation? Creamy body, but a bit light. This is being enhanced by the nitro tap.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (657) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, sweet. Taste is bitter, chocolate, roasty, pretty good.


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