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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mhagler, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

CherryGhost, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ortie, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Blumstein, Feb 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

OldTime, Jan 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Brianito, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Merkur
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in a pint glass at Village Pub in Nashville.

Beer pours a nice dark black color with a fingers worth of white head. Laces pretty well.

Beer smells of very roasty and of chocolate and coffee.

Beer tastes very roasty on the front end. Very rich chocolate, followed by some vanilla sweetness. You can taste the rye mid-way thorugh to the finish, giving it a very unique taste for a porter.

Moutfeel is a bit on the thin side and very drinkable.

Very drinkable and flavorful.

Merkur, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

bjtr, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jpotocik, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

imperialking, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

beerguy36, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Dark cherry brown with cranberry highlights. Nice bone white head has nice retention and ok lace.

S – Sweet oats, cream, buckeweat honey and light roasted coffee.

T – Peppery rye up front with a soft, sweet caramel. Coffee roast and condensed milk melt into a sweet, cream soda finish.

M – Medium body with a soft creaminess.

O – Very sweet, but the profile manages to handle it. The rye is a really nice touch.

vfgccp, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

cashew70, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

CrookedStill, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

TheBishopco, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

shufon, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bastu, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Ungertaker
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A- Black with a frothy white, 1-finger head; no light penetration.

S- Rye, chocolate, and a light coffee aroma.

T- Very little hop presence, rye is present throughout. Hints of chocolate and coffee are there until the end.

M- Medium to thick with a foamy carbonation.

O- I have had rye IPAs and rye stouts, but this was the first rye porter I have tasted. This sets a pretty good standard, IMO. I hope I can score some more in the future.

Ungertaker, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.


TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 23, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Porter pours an opaque black with a small head that dissipates quickly. Wow is this dark. Very nice aroma of cocoa, licorice and spicy rye. Flavor is light chocolatey goodness with a small amount of roasted malt. Mouthfeel is quite thin but this makes it drinkable. Overall effect is that I would have this again but it is not on my shopping list anytime soon. Maybe it's not my favorite style but I encourage porter lovers to give it a shot.

John1985, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a solid little brew this is... Yazoo knows how to make a porter (see Sue).

Nice dark roasted malt aromas bring the expected chocolate and cocoa but the rye gives this a spiciness that works very well here... Looking forward to it...

Smooth roasted malt flavors make drinking this a delight... Cocoa and hints of that spicy rye blend good here... Rye picks up spiciness as it warms and really pronounces this one and sets it off... Not overbearing at all, just a nice smooth porter...

I enjoyed this a lot... Bought 2 and I'm trading one as an extra... Tempted to drink it though...

Tilley4, Aug 18, 2011
Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.