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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-09-2013 23:35:48 | More by AlexFields
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-04-2013 20:30:04 | More by MCDub
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2013 00:33:56 | More by pogoowner
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North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%

A-Pours very dark, almost black with a thin tan head that dissipates immediately.

S-Some chocolate, roasted malt, and hint of dark fruits

T-Dark fruits along with a hint of chocolate and coffee, and a touch of roasted malt

M-Syrupy and somewhat thin

D-One could drink this all day long, no problem. A true session beer.

Overall, this beer was great. It was unlike any other porter I've had before because it seemed much more dark fruit forward than roasted. It was semi-sweet, but no where near too sweet. I'm glad I tried this while in Nashville.

01-02-2013 18:29:12 | More by thegodfather2701
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

A very dark brown in color with a creamy tan head. Aromas of light cocoa. Taste begins with a bit of coffee, and some chocolate. Next was some sweet grain, and a hint of hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a quite good porter! The spiciness of he rye works well here.

12-29-2012 23:42:12 | More by tronester
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-29-2012 01:27:44 | More by tmneyer
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-27-2012 02:07:27 | More by firstlighthiker
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-04-2012 03:25:05 | More by comfortablynirm
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2012 22:53:50 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

A buddy brought a variety pack back from a trip to Nashville. The beer pours a nice color which was slightly less dark than Guinness, with a tan head. The rye was indeed sly - the beer wasn't as astringent as I had anticipated. While not as bitter as I would expect from a porter, I found it quite drinkable, and wouldn't hesitate to purchase it if I found it in my part of the country.

11-24-2012 17:25:10 | More by WoodBrew
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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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3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-27-2012 18:58:16 | More by J2L
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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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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-08-2012 20:45:09 | More by WECIII
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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%

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
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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%

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.

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
Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.