1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sly Rye PorterSly Rye Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 216
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BaalDagon
4.85/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fortunately for me, this was my first step outside of the standard domestic beers. As the bottle says, you're hit with a wonderfully rich flavor of chocolate (which was a bit of a shock to me) that is followed by a creamy body. It is ended with a slight bright of rye which continues to put a smile on my face with every sip. I hope to edit this as my palate evolves so that I may do this wonderful find in a sea of selections the justice I am sure it deserves. I can say that I am so impressed that a weekend sabbatical to the brewery in Nashville has been scheduled!

BaalDagon, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of wabritton
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

wabritton, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Blumstein
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Blumstein, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jpotocik
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jpotocik, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of LukeGude
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of bjtr
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

bjtr, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of CherryGhost
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

CherryGhost, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of vbiliyar
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

vbiliyar, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of chrishensley
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

chrishensley, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Jenkster4
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pretty damn dark, maybe a slight reddish tent ( very slight). Not a lot of head. Nice looking brewskie.

Nose: Roasted goodness all up in your sniffer. Chocolate, vanilla, very little coffee, yummy malts, some spice.

Taste: Nice vanilla notes along with the chocolate of course, verr tasty roasted characters,. It's just damn good.

Mouth: It's smooth without being a one hit quit. I could easily pound a few of these back.

Overall: This is a very nice brew. Good enough to be a desert treat, yet light enough to be an anytime of the day beer as well.

Jenkster4, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of Misfit138
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Misfit138, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of Lukezilla90
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%

Lukezilla90, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Merkur
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in a pint glass at Village Pub in Nashville.

Beer pours a nice dark black color with a fingers worth of white head. Laces pretty well.

Beer smells of very roasty and of chocolate and coffee.

Beer tastes very roasty on the front end. Very rich chocolate, followed by some vanilla sweetness. You can taste the rye mid-way thorugh to the finish, giving it a very unique taste for a porter.

Moutfeel is a bit on the thin side and very drinkable.

Very drinkable and flavorful.

Merkur, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of rodney4130
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super dark brownish black with little head. Smell is very roasty with a hint of alcohol.

You can really taste the rye in this, which I wouldn't think that I would like, but it works well in this beer, which is maybe a touch watery for the style. Still, it goes down very well, and I can vouch from experience that it's easy to drink a growler of this in an evening.

A good beer, and one that I'm happy to pick up when I get the chance. Linus sure knows what he's doing.

rodney4130, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of Ungertaker
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A- Black with a frothy white, 1-finger head; no light penetration.

S- Rye, chocolate, and a light coffee aroma.

T- Very little hop presence, rye is present throughout. Hints of chocolate and coffee are there until the end.

M- Medium to thick with a foamy carbonation.

O- I have had rye IPAs and rye stouts, but this was the first rye porter I have tasted. This sets a pretty good standard, IMO. I hope I can score some more in the future.

Ungertaker, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of Jordanmtate
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Jordanmtate, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of nyrblue2
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

nyrblue2, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of tjrowetn
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

tjrowetn, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jerefreakinmiah, May 25, 2014
Photo of DeepSouthSipper
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

DeepSouthSipper, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of fsvan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3rd week of April 2011. Consumed July 4th 2011.

A- Very dark, brown with a reddish hue when the glass is tilted. Nice, creamy head with a modest amount of lacing, leaving nice rings around the top of a pint glass.

S- It smells...like a porter. Roasted malts, some sweetness, a bit of chocolate. I love the smell of a good porter, and this hits all the notes that one would expect.

T- Nice roasted malts up front. A tiny bit of sweetness. A bit of a tingle of spiciness, presumably from the rye in the middle. Finishes slightly dry. Kick from the rye becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

M- Medium bodied, with a nice lingering quality.

O- I really like this beer, and I think it both one of the better beers that Yazoo does, and one of the better porters available in the Nashville market. It's a shame that bottles are only sold as part of the Yazoo mixed 12 pack. I would certainly drink more of this if that were not the case.

fsvan, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Fojar
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Fojar, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of OldTime
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

OldTime, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of JosefBerger
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

JosefBerger, Jul 10, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.