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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-26-2012 18:54:24 | More by beerslushy
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-20-2012 00:27:35 | More by SDellinger
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New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 22:24:39 | More by LXIXME
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-02-2012 10:04:01 | More by sansho
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer into a pint glass. It's a chocolate brown with a very thin head that disappeared quickly. There was a little bit of lacing on the glass.

The beer smelled like a porter should, a little coppery but mostly chocolate and toffee.

A very clean malt taste. Not too sweet. The hop balance was pretty even.

Somewhat light in the mouthfeel for a porter but easy to drink.

Overall, I liked it as a session beer. Was somewhat let down because the Yazoo Sue is an incredibly rich smoked porter, very bold with lots of body and flavor. I was hoping this would be similar but it was toned down. Still, I liked it, there aren't too many porters widely available in the middle of Tennessee, will drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 21:15:03 | More by ChrisAceGates
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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  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2012 22:41:19 | More by djwhit24
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-09-2012 02:56:27 | More by leagr
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-23-2012 15:52:06 | More by Jfowler05
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-19-2012 03:21:36 | More by MEW
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-10-2012 13:42:59 | More by emjanson
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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in March of this year.

Pours a dark brown body with a small light tan head that has low retention. Lacing is on the sparse side.

Aroma is like (black) peppery chocolate. Somewhat simple but enjoable.

Flavor is good - chocolate comes through with a mild rye complexity on the backbone. Finish is too short and somewhat...empty.

Mouthfeel is decent for a porter, carbonation might be a little high.

Overall I enjoy the Sly Rye Porter and would not hesitate to pick it up again, but it isn't incredible. I've had a couple other Rye porters that I prefer, but they are almost impossible for me to get.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 03:01:14 | More by zachary80
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 13:26:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 18:53:56 | More by billab914
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2012 06:08:11 | More by furthurgone
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-14-2012 18:20:36 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.