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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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4.85/5  rDev +27%

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!

07-17-2014 01:39:33 | More by BaalDagon
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

08-29-2012 03:08:26 | More by wabritton
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-26-2012 05:03:27 | More by Blumstein
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-12-2014 01:06:07 | More by LukeGude
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-15-2013 04:47:34 | More by grahamboudreaux
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-22-2012 22:00:35 | More by bjtr
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-08-2012 02:07:17 | More by CherryGhost
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-14-2012 21:37:25 | More by vbiliyar
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-01-2013 03:52:46 | More by chrishensley
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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

08-15-2011 02:05:35 | More by Jenkster4
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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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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

01-24-2012 12:31:18 | More by Merkur
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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

12-24-2010 21:55:10 | More by rodney4130
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4.28/5  rDev +12%

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.

11-07-2011 03:35:46 | More by Ungertaker
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-05-2014 22:36:27 | More by Jordanmtate
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

07-04-2011 20:16:25 | More by fsvan
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
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