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Minocqua Pudgy Possum Porter
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This dark, full bodied brew has a hint of rye accompanied by chocolate malt. The perfect brew for relaxed sipping!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Sampled from a growler, thanks to my bro: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a small creamy froth of beige head. Has a sweet chewy dark caramel and milk chocolate malty nose. Starts with good fullness and rich sweet dark malts well balanced with some piny hops and a rich chocolatey flavor toward a drier roasty lingering bittersweet finish. An enjoyable and true to style porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2008
On tap at Minocqua. Poured clear garnety brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates with light roast upfront.. a touch of cake came across as well along with light smoke and herbal accents on the back of the nose. The flavor found lightly-roasted sweeter chocolates at the core with sour vinegar and bitter woody accents at the edges.. longer, only somewhat fulfilling finish. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. grainy.. the sourness threw me off a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2007
On tap at the brewpub in the northwoods of Wisconsin, this beer pours a clear reddish dark brwn brew with a reddish brown creamy head with good lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, sweet chocolate, toffee and some flowery hops. Taste is smooth, creamy, with a light flowery hop aftertaste. The finish has a slight rye dryness and then flowery hop bitterness. A different type of porter with the rye malt. ALSO... ask the bartender to pour you a Minocqua Black & Tan (Pudgy Possum Porter and Minocqua M.P.A.). This black & tan picks up the best characters of both brews.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Freakin fat possums... Thanks to Skyview for carting this back. Dark brown color with a medium head. Slightly bitter chocolate aroma. Plenty of chocolate in the flavor. Kind of a chalky mouthfeel. Almost a pinch of mint. Simple but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
Tap pours brown with a medium tan head. Notes of bready cakey malts, coffee, and chocolate. Crisp and refreshing. Not too bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2672) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark, near opaque, with a thin tan ring of head. Smell is lightly milky and chocolatey with a bit of coffee. Moderately roasty taste, but still with the milky character. Dark chocolate finish--smooth. Pretty carbonated and a bit thin, but overall pretty enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1490) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Poured from a growler. Thin sienna brown; watery textured with a glow of burnt yellow around the edge. Sweetened dough, yeast, raspberry and dark roasted coffee in the nose; uncreative but not off putting with a touch of wild rice. Tastes of red berries, cola, and cinnamon wood; well presented with the right balance of bitterness and sweetness. Palate is crisp and soft, medium bodied with sparkly carbonation; finishes with strawberry and raspberry leading into a lightly acrid earthy note of dead coffee. Very dry and almost papery at that point. Well made to style, if unexciting. Thanks Bob!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1225) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2008
[Growler, thanks Skyview] Pours nearly black with a good light tan head. Aroma is a lot of roasted malt, some chocolate and a little coffee. Taste is much the same with the roasted malt really dominating. Medium mouthfeel. Unusual finish--almost a charred taste from the roasted malt and coffee. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1162) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
(growler from Skyview, thanks!) Poured dark brown with a tan head. Standard porter smell with some cocoa, dark chocolate, and a light hop and roasted malt presence. The taste was much more roasted than the aroma would indicate, and there was also a nice bit of chocolate in there also. Relatively thin mouthfeel, but a solid porter nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1137) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
A - pours a dark brown with red tinge. Very little head. S - the nose is toasted malts, nutty, dry feed grains, hay and chocolate. M - medium body with a clean palate. Thinning and wet with low carb. T - the taste is toasted malts, walnuts and chocolate. The palate is bitter grassy hops and astringent notes. Some acetone and toasted malts. O - nice porter


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