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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

74 Reviews
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Reviews: 74
Hads: 259
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 15
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: clvand0 on 01-24-2005

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
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Reviews: 74 | Hads: 259
Reviews by RedChrome:
Photo of RedChrome
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liquid is pure black in color. Large tan colored head faded from about two inches to nothingness in a minute. Too dark to note any carbonation rising. Minimal lacing.

A nice spicy smoke quality is first to hit the nose. Coffee aroma is tinged with a slight burnt husk scent. Hops presence fades in and out rapidly.

Sweet malt and a roasted finish. Hops are a bit subtle but have a bit of a bitterness to to back of the tongue. A small touch of spiciness but not overpowering.

Creamy feel on the tongue. Large burst of carbonation hits the mouth. Taste lingers a bit.

A decent porter. Would go well with smoked barbecue. A nice beer for a fall night with a nice meal. Worth trying it if your looking for a bit of a change from other porters. (744 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of J2L
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jcorn
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was very good. Porters can be overdone but not this. It's got a subtle chocolatey coffee taste with a little bite, yet very drinkable. (149 characters)

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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. (348 characters)

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (516 characters)

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Psberrier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Dracarys
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (386 characters)

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmoraymond
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of alleykatking
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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. (1,465 characters)

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jaredtp
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.