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Sly Rye Porter - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

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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Ratings: 186 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-18-2013 02:16:05 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-16-2013 22:12:49 | More by ImperatorScab
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-16-2013 21:13:36 | More by pschie1
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2013 00:15:29 | More by Buck6196
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2013 14:52:22 | More by MSandahl23
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-29-2013 00:31:34 | More by RocksteadyRye
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-29-2013 01:44:08 | More by ygtbsm94
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naturallight1

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2013 20:42:35 | More by naturallight1
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-05-2013 18:42:49 | More by ToddHolder
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is very dark brown with ruddy highlights. There is an inch and a half of tan head that just sits on top and is thick as hell. It reminds me of a Guinness head.

S - The smell is full of rich chocolate and fresh roasted coffee. I even get some earthy, nutty notes.

T - The taste carries what the smell brought to the party. At first I thought is was a bit mild, but these flavors jump out at you. The is some chocolate through the middle. This beer finishes with a strong black coffee taste with its bitterness.

M - Moderate to full

O - This beer fits right in with the Sam Smith's beers. This is a great English porter. It is loaded with aroma and flavor. This beer exceeded all expectations.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 23:15:37 | More by buschbeer
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stella Artois glass

A: Dark brown with a tan one finger head that dissipates to foam. Great lacing.

S: Chocolate, cocoa, toasty.

T: Charred chocolate with light coffee notes. Malty. Sweet, Hearty. Rye slides in on the finish.

M: Medium with medium to heavy carbonation. Frothy. Dry.

O: A solid porter. Great with a chocolate chip cookie. Nice dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 15:48:30 | More by brewskifan55
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Delaware

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-01-2013 14:32:32 | More by Brewsed
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with a dark translucent brown along the bottom and a thin film of dirty white head

S - Roast, chocolate and a hint of smoke

T - Roast, chocolate, a hint of smoke and a touch of spice from the rye.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 12:18:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2013 04:51:06 | More by Ajlvt
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addison1203

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 05:42:57 | More by addison1203
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hopoilcrazy

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Brewed on- 12/14/12

A - The porter pours out with clarity of fresh coffee...and about the same carbonation. The head never fully forms, instead islands of foam coalesce and then dissipate leaving nothing. The color is right on though.

S - The rich and roasty Maris Otter malts come wooshing up in the aroma hitting all the right notes: cocoa, leather, herbal. Even the belches smell good. Slight alcohol.

T - Creamy chocolate rounds out most of the taste profile, but there are other faint tastes of peaty-ness. Also a very mild hop presence, with a long mouth watering finish of roasty maltiness.

M - Thin and reminiscent of coca-cola. Lively carbonation with light body and a touch of smoothness.

I think that Yazoo does a great job of making solid beers that most people would approve of. But I think that drinkability is too important for them in most of their core beers. I would love to see them just crank it to 11 and see what happens...I know they want to.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:59:57 | More by hopoilcrazy
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Roman5150

Spain

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle

appearance: dark brown/black, 1 finger off white head

smell: chocolate, caramel, malt, bread

taste: chocolate, lots of bready notes, coffee aftertaste, very well balanced, somewhat watery taste.

mouthfeel: really smooth, sits well on the palate

overall: great balanced porter, but wish it had a higher ABV and it would be a truly outstanding beer, just a little too watered down for my liking. You can thank tennessee beer laws for that one. I'd rather have YAZOO's SUE anyday, even though that's not a porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 00:41:38 | More by Roman5150
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hef

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass on 4/11/13

Bottled on date: 27 Sep 12

Dark tobacco juice brown with a short, 1/3rd inch head. The foam fizzles away quickly (not as fast as, say, Dr. Pepper). Come to think of it, it looks like cola. Not a speck of lace.

Tangy roast aroma with rye and cocoa. Nutty overtones. Hints of some subtle dark fruit; plum perhaps? Though it smells sharp, the taste is smoother. Dark roast, modest rye and bitter chocolate. Earthy finish. When coupled with the body the beer seems thin. Carbonation is reasonable by comparison.

Not too bad. I like it better as it warms up. Pretty dismal appearance though.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 23:42:27 | More by Ryan011235
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2013 05:37:04 | More by GRG1313
Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.