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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WoodBrew, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of NiceFly
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

NiceFly, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of J2L
3/5  rDev -21.5%

J2L, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of harperman69
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

harperman69, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of WECIII
4/5  rDev +4.7%

WECIII, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of beerslushy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

beerslushy, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of SDellinger
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SDellinger, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
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.

LXIXME, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

sansho, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of ChrisAceGates
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.

ChrisAceGates, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of wabritton
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

wabritton, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of djwhit24
4/5  rDev +4.7%

djwhit24, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of leagr
4/5  rDev +4.7%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Jfowler05
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jfowler05, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of MEW
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

MEW, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of emjanson
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

emjanson, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of zachary80
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.

zachary80, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, May 29, 2012
Photo of billab914
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.

billab914, May 24, 2012
Photo of furthurgone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

furthurgone, May 17, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

4Socialanxiety, May 14, 2012
Photo of vbiliyar
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

vbiliyar, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Ishogai
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Ishogai, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of ayestidham
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

ayestidham, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Dokteravalanche
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Dokteravalanche, Apr 03, 2012
Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.