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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

492 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 492
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 161
Gots: 97 | 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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Reviews by ackleydg:
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ackleydg

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas of smoke and chocolate, very nice.

Opaque, dark brown, nearly black in color. Tan head hangs around for quite a while.

Taste is like the smell: chocolate with a smoky finish. There's some very clean hops bitterness, but not as much as I expected for 93 IBUs. Sweeter notes develop with each sip. A tiny bit of roasted barley astringency.

Feel that 9% alcohol, but not on the taste.

Medium-full bodied, medium-light carbonation.

Great beer! Well-worth the $2.99 a bottle!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 15:44:56 | More by ackleydg
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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.