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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rich, chocolaty English Porter with a clean finish. We use the finest floor-malted Maris Otter malts from England, the same malts used for the best single-malt scotch. A portion of malted rye gives a spicy, slightly dry finish.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: clvand0 on 01-24-2005)
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Reviews by Misfit138:
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4.43/5  rDev +16%

Having had this beer a number of times but never reviewed until now.

Poured from bottle into my Highland Brewing Company pint glass.

A- Nice very dark brown almost black in color with tan frothy head

S- Sweet vanilla and chocolate dominate the smell.

T- The taste has the same hints of vanilla and chocolate, but they are followed by a nice roastiness.

M- Fairly heavy in body yet has decent carbonation.

O- Very good beer from Yazoo. If you like porters you have to give this a try. Highly recomended.

06-03-2011 04:48:36 | More by Misfit138
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-02-2013 01:14:53 | More by OhioBobcat
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-27-2012 18:58:16 | More by J2L
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-09-2013 03:36:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%

12 oz bottle served at about 55F in a goblet. Purchased and consumed a few months past BB date, but bought and stored refrigerated.

Flavor: Chocolate and sweet malts. Slighty sweet balance for style
Finish is a mess of flavors, probably due in part to the rye.

Feel: medium-full body with excellent, near-medium carbonation.

O: worth trying.

05-28-2014 02:03:29 | More by chinchill
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New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%

A medium sized light brown head that settles into a decent lacing above a clear dark reddish amber colored beer.

Dark roasted caramel to chocolate malt aroma with a bit of dark fruits sneaking in there.

The taste is very similar to the aroma deep dark roasted caramel to chocolates with a bit of those dark fruits sneaking in there.

A roasted dry aftertaste with a bit of the dark malts hanging around on this medium bodied porter.

A pretty good tasting beer, I could use a few of these on a chilly autumn night.

09-06-2012 22:24:39 | More by LXIXME
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-19-2013 06:21:14 | More by javlin624
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-22-2014 21:09:26 | More by Psberrier
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-25-2013 15:06:01 | More by Dracarys
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

A buddy brought a variety pack back from a trip to Nashville. The beer pours a nice color which was slightly less dark than Guinness, with a tan head. The rye was indeed sly - the beer wasn't as astringent as I had anticipated. While not as bitter as I would expect from a porter, I found it quite drinkable, and wouldn't hesitate to purchase it if I found it in my part of the country.

11-24-2012 17:25:10 | More by WoodBrew
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-09-2013 22:09:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-16-2013 22:12:49 | More by ImperatorScab
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-03-2014 16:26:33 | More by atlbravsrno1
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-05-2014 22:36:27 | More by Jordanmtate
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2013 05:37:04 | More by GRG1313
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks to SuperNova777 for sharing. Josh you have made me happy once again...now lets get this band together!

A- Pours a deep dark brown..borderline black color. One finger tan head shows poor retention. Light spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of roasted malts in the front of the glass. Some light vanilla and bitter chocolate notes toward the middle. Light spicy rye and hops in the ending. Simple yet effective.

T- Roasted malts in the front have a little something off about them. Not a terrible off flavor but there was something there. Middle has some light chocolate notes with some more roasted malts. Ending is interesting as the rye is there but comes in to just fade away to a light smokey (not roasted) flavor. The rye kicks it back into high gear with a warming alcohol before finishing up.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. A little watery in the mouth at times. Roasted malts left on the palate. Aftertaste is rye and roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were a little muted and muddled I thought. A little bit of a off flavor keeps this beer from tasting clean.

D- This beer drinks easy and smooth for the most part. The watery at times mouthfeel makes this a good drinkability beer meaning you can have a ton of this. ABV is low so drinking a lot wouldn't be a problem as well. Overall a above average beer but not by much.

01-08-2011 03:44:41 | More by alleykatking
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-16-2011 23:28:56 | More by cashew70
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-23-2014 19:14:08 | More by jaredtp
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-04-2013 20:30:04 | More by MCDub
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2013 04:51:06 | More by Ajlvt
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-10-2013 04:48:16 | More by nyrblue2
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4.05/5  rDev +6%

Thanks to unclejedi for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The rye porter is a dark ruby red color that, when concentrated in my glass, looks almost black. A thin off-white head came along for the ride, leaving no lace behind.

S: The nose is generally that of a porter, dark and roasted. Rye adds a mild spiciness. Very dark and very sweet smelling.

T: The porter is solid, even with the addition of the rye. Dark chocolate, milky sweet, drives the flavor. A lactic sweetness follows, complementing the chocolate. Rye finishes things off, anisey though mild. The dark malts are the highlight but the rye finish hits the right spot. A better than expected porter.

M: The mouthfeel is smooth, sweet with lactose and chocolate. The darker, more bitter malts finish the flavors off nicely, and the rye adds a spicy dimension.

D: This porter is incredibly drinkable, sweet and dark without any harsh bitter flavors. I love the rye.

02-01-2011 13:52:35 | More by akorsak
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3.78/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to Jim for this one! Review from written notes.

Murky dark brown with tawny reddish accents around the edges. Sudsy tan foam that leaves flecks on the glass. Retention was pretty good, it maintained at least an unbroken skim for the duration of the glass.

Deeply malty, bready rye spice, roast malt and chocolate in the aroma.

Flavor is very similar, malt driven and spicy with the rye component, blending seamlessly with the creamy milk chocolate of the porter side of things. Medium bodied, slightly dense from the malt content, easily sipped or quaffed. Interesting balance of rye and chocolate malt here, more sweet than bitter, but not overly so. Definitely worth a try, it's a different animal than Sue.

06-10-2011 02:40:34 | More by emerge077
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-14-2012 18:20:36 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-28-2013 05:04:06 | More by tjrowetn
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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.