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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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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 jamie2dope:
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this as an extra from AlexFields, thanks for the opportunity. I had never heard of this beer, but there appears to be a bit of hype behind it. It comes out almost completely black with a finger of tanned heading. Inviting smoke is the first thing I notice, with some dark berry smells coming through. It is the essence of a campfire, but with some other playful things going on. Beef Jerky was the first thing I thought of upong tasting, but there is a good dose of dark fruit flavor, such as date and plum. The mouthfeel is relatively thick and heavy, and the drinkability is immaculate (assuming you are in to smoky beers). I have never had snything from Yazoo, but if this is any indication, they are one hell of a brewery. It reminds me of the first time I tried Alaskan Smoked Porter. A big thanks to AlexFields for throwing in a smoked beer on our trade.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 01:49:55 | More by jamie2dope
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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.