Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to UrbanCaver for the 12 ounce! Bottled on December, week 1. 2010, I suspect.
A. Very black, real black. Super black. Dense, small bubbled, Belgian-y tight dark tan head. No lace. Decent head retention.
S. Well now... this is different. Mouthwatering ham and peaty Islay scotch greet the nose! Smokey, oaky, well rounded, soft, gently sweet and puffy. Smoke pervades everything. The toasty roasty malts and a very nice boozy rap to the nostrils are wrapped up in a smokey blanket.
T. Exactly like it smells - full bodied, medium sweetness, dense and roasty, - but never sharp and always smooth and soft - and over the palate, smoke and smoked flavors. Peaty, meaty, conjuring up visions of ham hocks and Canadian bacon, Lagavulin and other succulent smoky whiskeys. Cocoa, a cool burnt flavor, mocha - but always, the smoke. I love this.
M / O. Sue boasts a long finish which, if you like smoke, is to die for. Soft till the end, slightly dry at the very last, with a lightly fruity, sweet / sour (red grape) tannin note that adds interest. The mouthfeel is as fuzzy and easy as the rest of the beer.
No two bones about it - Sue is a knockout! Yazoo has this one nailed, I hope they don't change a thing. One of the best smoked beers I've had the pleasure to enjoy, this cries out for real pit BBQ or sipping around campfire in the snow. Get you some Sue, you'll be glad you did.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2011 03:00:50 | More by kkipple
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4.44/5 rDev +7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 22:58:14 | More by myelo
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.