Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1/2 inch fizzy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small streaks and dots of lace drip back down into the remaining beer leaving no lacing. Smell is of roasted malt, roasted nuts, and rye aromas. Taste is of roasted malt and roasted nuts, rye, and some slight coffee flavors. A mild roasty aftertaste lingers on the tongue with each sip. This beer has a higher level of carbonation for a porter with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good porter with some nice roasty and rye aromas and flavors.
10-09-2011 05:43:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Found the beer at Flying Saucer, Nashville. Looking for something with more character, but not quite a Stout. The beer opens with a heavily roasted, lightly chocolate blend, with some Brown Ale sweetness and a hint of cereal grains. The beer tastes more like a Stout with high chocolate notes than it does a Porter. A robust rye character takes charge as the sweetness subsides, leaving a pumpernickle spice, bread, pungent character behind. The body is certainly on the porter side, showing a deleicate smooth, velvety texture, aside from the roasted grain textures. Finishes with a nice blend of chocolate, coffee, and rye. All in all, the rye character was light and at times, hardly noticable.
10-08-2007 17:08:22 | More by BEERchitect
3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a dark foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of spicy rye notes with light roasted malt and some black chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some dry roasted m alt notes with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with rye contributing some interesting complexity.
05-29-2012 13:26:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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
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
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
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
3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
Very dark brown pour, borderline black. Head provided a great contrast as its light brown head sat atop.
Somewhat roasted aroma, rye spiciness but not overpowering.
Flavors follow the nose. Some roasted malt with a touch of spice. Burnt toffee. Some cocao, but I think more rye would do this beer well. Or more roast. Just seems indecisive as to what it is. Hops are either missing or dominated.
Still, a nice beer. Could be a great autumn grilling out football beer.
09-19-2010 23:59:12 | More by Mebuzzard
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
4.05/5 rDev +6%
Had on tap at the Yazoo brewery. Pitch black in color with a foamy, creamy head to it.
The aroma shows some chocolate mixing with a little roasty coffee. Some sweeter, creaminess and a little bready, spicy rye are noticeable as well. It comes together pretty well.
The taste has some cocoa flavors coming out up front with roasted malts and a little rye to it in the finish. Nice range of flavors to it and pretty smooth overall.
The mouthfeel is creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Great mouthfeel for the style. Overall it was a very flavorful and drinkable beer. I really liked the little bit of rye flavor in it. Very solid beer all around, especially for the style.
05-24-2012 18:53:56 | More by billab914
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
Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.