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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

488 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 159
Gots: 94 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The south is famous for smoking everything. Why not beer? Sue is a big, rich, smoky malt bomb of a beer, with mellow smokiness coming from barley malts smoked with cherry wood, and assertive bitterness from Galena and Perle hops to cleanse the finish.

Original tap version was 7.5% ABV, bottled version is up to 9%.

(Beer added by: ckeegan04 on 07-29-2009)
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Tonmeister

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into Tulip Shaped Glass

Appearance: Dark chocolate black with a thick creamy brownish head.

Smell: dark roasted malts with a nice blend of smokiness a hint of caramel and chocolate, but the smokiness smell is the most dominating.

Taste: sweet roasted malt, hint of vanilla and chocolate, with a smokiness blend to it, and a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied with slight carbonation and a dry smoky finish.

Overall: This is my favorite beer from Yazoo Brewing Co. The best American Porter I've ever had, hands down. It is well balanced with the sweetness and the smokiness and I can barley taste the alcohol, but I can tell that there is an alcohol presence in it. This beer would be perfect for a grill cook out and I would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 22:39:10 | More by Tonmeister
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3-14-2014. On 6-12-14 poured a dark, opaque brown with a 4 inch khaki head that gradually diminishes leaving prominent, thick lacing.

The aroma was smokey malt, similar to smoked beef or beef jerky.

Taste was smokey malt with plum and chocolate followed by moderate clean hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel was creamy, moderate to heavy body, moderate carbonation and mild ethanol warming.

This beer strikes a perfect balance between a malt-forward porter, prominent but not overwhelming smokiness and a clean hop finish. I would serve this at 55F with grilled or smoked beef or duck or a rich chocolate desert. Would also be great on a cool night by the fire.

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A: Pours a dark brown, cola like color with three fingers of fluffy tan head that fades eventually, leaving a nice lacing around the crown of the glass.

S: Dark cocoa, cherry wood, and campfire smoke really shine through.

T: Malty black coffee, smoke, and tobacco flavors permeate. Some ripened plum flavors present. Virtually no alcohol burn or flavor for 9%.

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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.