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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Sly Rye PorterSly Rye Porter

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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.8%

11-16-2013 04:35:23 | More by chippo33
Photo of elgiacomo


2.23/5  rDev -41.6%

12oz bottled first week of January 2010.

Pours clear brown, red under light, with a one finger fizzy tan head that quickly recedes to a ring and light wispy cap, and eventually totally flat, no lacing.

Aroma is toasted and roasted malts, some burnt, chocolate, nutty, stale coffee, dark heavy bread. Gets worse over time.

Flavor is some sweet dark fruit, caramel, molasses, a little chocolate, malty, but somewhat watery and light bodied, thin.

Low carbonation, mediocre mouthfeel.

Eventually goes completely flat, the first half of the glass was much more enjoyable than the second which I ended up pouring down the drain. Second one of these and both the same way. Even at its best, I see this more as a Brown Ale or even a Scotch Ale, but pretty weak for a Porter, and a below average beer regardless of style.

06-27-2010 03:44:18 | More by elgiacomo
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-28-2012 02:53:26 | More by Brianito
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-27-2012 18:58:16 | More by J2L
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-19-2013 06:21:14 | More by javlin624
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-16-2011 23:28:56 | More by cashew70
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Yukon (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-15-2014 03:38:38 | More by dads_basement
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-01-2014 01:02:59 | More by Melocollo
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3.03/5  rDev -20.7%

Growler poured into a tulip

A: Pours black with a tan colored head that lasts a very short while.

S: Smells predominantly of coffee with some chemical acidity and a slight nutty quality.

T/M: Flavor is relatively thin with some English ale bitterness, notes of coffee, medium carbonation and a nutty finish.

It's a pretty decent porter but average overall.


09-23-2011 01:22:55 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%

JohnQVegas sent this to me a while ago. Beer is brown with nearly no head. Lacing and carbonation low.

Aroma is mildly spicy but mostly roasty and really weak. Not an impressive impression.

Beer is thin at leadoff and finishes really weak. There is a minimal sweetness, almost nothing in the midpalate and some rye and roast at the end that disappears quickly. Not a very good beer.

12-17-2010 15:19:52 | More by drabmuh
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3.1/5  rDev -18.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Minimal head that quickly dissipates. When it does, it appears exactly like a flat diet Coke would.

Smells of peppery chocolate with a slight whiff of biscuit. Nose is fairly light.

Medium viscosity with a slight bit of over carbonation prevailing.

To be honest, I expected a little more out of the taste. Has a burnt roast feel to it with a somewhat flat finish, even for a Porter. The rye does shine through which is it's one lone saving grace.

10-12-2012 01:30:59 | More by harperman69
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%

Poured into Bells snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of light beige beige head. Color is a dark copper brown.

Aroma: Roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, and a hint of rye. The chocolate is sweet, yet dark flavored.

Taste: The taste doesn't click as well. The flavors don't match up like they do in the nose. An odd roast with a burnt malt flavor. Spice and rye shows. Some chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with spices.

Overall, it is an alright porter. The nose was the most enjoyable part of the beer. The taste just wasn't there. Fairly average.

10-29-2010 03:42:49 | More by mothman
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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%

I drank two pints of this one at a bar in Nashville.
The appearance was very good: a deep brown color with red highlights when held to the light, and a nice, ivory-colored head about 3/4-inch tall.
While this Porter had the proper outward appearance, the taste was rather disappointing --- not BAD, but not at all what I like in a Porter. Perhaps it was me, but I found there was little to no fore- or mid-taste, and the aftertaste was slightly bitter. I prefer more coffee and chocolate signature, so this one let me down.
I'll quite possibly try it again, at a different location if possible, for fairness' sake.

04-19-2005 20:59:52 | More by otfiddler
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-14-2012 18:20:36 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-10-2012 13:42:59 | More by emjanson
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-08-2012 20:05:03 | More by mhagler
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-26-2014 22:48:33 | More by 4runnerdavid
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-18-2014 00:57:32 | More by mattmarka1
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a dark brown body and a pale head that leaves little lacing

Smell: Modest notes of roasted malt

Taste: Roasted grainy taste on the front end followed by a bit of coffee and a very dry finish, presumably from the rye

Mouthfeel: Light/medium body; rather fizzy

Drinkability: Lacks body - needs more malt; I was looking forward to tasting this as I was intrigued by the rye (having enjoyed other rye beers - particularly the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale) but was disappointed by the beer's flaws

11-30-2005 03:48:56 | More by brentk56
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-01-2014 04:18:44 | More by MeEatCookies
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-19-2012 03:21:36 | More by MEW
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3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

From a bottle that was bottled Mar 7 2012 and tasted Nov 2 2012

Pitch black with minimal lacing.
Heavy smell of carmel sweetness.
Taste is more like an ESB than a Porter. It is lacking a dry black malt character.

Reminds me of a Guiness Extra Stout. No real flaws but not what I look for in a Porter.

11-02-2012 23:50:17 | More by NiceFly
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured into a nonic pint glass on 4/11/13

Bottled on date: 27 Sep 12

Dark tobacco juice brown with a short, 1/3rd inch head. The foam fizzles away quickly (not as fast as, say, Dr. Pepper). Come to think of it, it looks like cola. Not a speck of lace.

Tangy roast aroma with rye and cocoa. Nutty overtones. Hints of some subtle dark fruit; plum perhaps? Though it smells sharp, the taste is smoother. Dark roast, modest rye and bitter chocolate. Earthy finish. When coupled with the body the beer seems thin. Carbonation is reasonable by comparison.

Not too bad. I like it better as it warms up. Pretty dismal appearance though.

04-11-2013 23:42:27 | More by Ryan011235
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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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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%

Thanks to unclejedi for leaving this behind.

A-Pours dark, opaque brown with just a hint of burgundy at the bottom of the glass. Thin off white head, no real lacing.

S-Nice roasted malt and some sweet caramel as well.

T-A bit underwhelming after the nice nose. Some good roast in the front, then some caramel sweetness, then...nothing. Finishes very fast and far short of the runway.

M-Light side of medium, good carbonation

D-Nice, pleasant, not particularly memorable.


07-30-2010 23:40:34 | More by sholland119
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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
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