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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
From a 12 oz bottle. Never mind how it pours or looks. We’ll skip that snooty part of the review because does anyone really care? It’s Porter. It’s dark. OK? Not much aroma. You really have to get your nose in there. Once you do, it’s a fairly typical chocolatey aroma. Now the important part. Taste. This is an example of one of my favorite types of porter. Smooth, subdued, slightly more accent on the bitter side than the fruity and sweet. Starts out subtle on first sip, then kind of explodes with goodness towards the back of your mouth. But leaves none of the heavy syrupy after effect that some porters tend to do. Just a slightly grassy aftertaste instead, which oddly enough, works. Robust, but clean and refreshing, just as described and just way I like it. A solid offering from one of the consistently best breweries in Wisconsin. Don’t pass this one up.


3.6
Grumbo (3753) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Draft at Valhalla, 9th Ave, New York City. Pours very dark brown with a small off-white to beige head. Aroma of malt, milk chocolate, light roasted coffee, vanilla and dark fruits. Moderate sweetness and roasted bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish a little dry, milky chocolate.

3.8
Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle in MV - picked up in CT. Pours rich brown with a creamy, tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma, with ample chocolate, some burnt toast. Medium sweet flavour with nice, gooey chocolate character, some raisins, brown bread, fudge, subtle burnt earth bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty good balance in the finish, with nice chocolatey depth, further roast, cocoa, soft ash, dried berries. Great porter overall.

3
dpvrai (13) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Thin body, pleasant slight tang, easy drinking but does not fit porter profile

3.7
ajnepple (6978) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12 oz bottle into a mug. Black appearance with a light tan head. Rich, creamy, smooth and sweet with notes of chocolate, dark malts and light hops. A pretty nice Porter overall, nice aromatics.

3.5
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2017
St. Paul, Mn - Wine Thief & Ale Jail - 12 oz bottle.Dark brown pour, bone colored head. Aroma has some creosote a touch of coffee, Flavor runs along the same line, coffee is prominent with a touch of chocolate, some topsoil notes, hints of licorice in the back end, Smooth mouthfeel.

3.9
Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Tap at Pour House. Very clear dark copper to reddish color. White head. Sweet malty nose. Caramel notes, light grain, some nuts. Malty flavor, nutty, caramel notes. Easy finish. Sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2017
[2/8/17] Draught at Ginger Man in New York City. Brown. Caramel, nuts, chocolate, sweet, buttery hint, some roast. Medium-bodied.

3.6
yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
From tap. Pours dark brown, deep amber glare. Large, creamy and tan head. Aroma is dark malty, chocolate. Bitter, mild fruity. Dark malty, chocolate and breadish. Lingering roasted, chocolate malty far finish.

4.1
obguthr (6588) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Peanut butter, charred oak, soil, cocoa nose. Cloudy mahogany, thin yellow head, decent lace. Molasses, charred oak. Medium body, easy carbonation. Intense and full flavored. This is my second beer from this brewery and I’m becoming a big fan.

3.4
commonmac (1311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Tap at Cityworks with commonshawn and ladies. Darker brown into black with a beige head. Nose is more dark fruit like raisin with a hint of chocolate. Taste is predominantly chocolate milk with a very similar mouthfeel to a thin skim milk. Nice roasty malt quality with some bitterness. Maybe a little bit of a coffee characteristics toward the end. It suffers because of the mouthfeel...need a little bit more body. Good but needs to be trained a little bit more.


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