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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

495 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 495
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 162
Gots: 96 | 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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zachary80

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. 93 IBU, 9% ABV. Twist-off cap.

Black body, slight reddish hints, brownish tan head. Head is large at first but falls before drinking.

Can smell the smokiness as soon as I popped open the bottle. Aroma is predominantly smoke, maybe a little heat, some sweetness, maybe light alcohol.

Flavor is very smokey, but the smoke is much more complex than I've had in other smoked beers. Lingering bitterness. Could maybe use a little bit more roastiness or malt presence, but its understandable with the smoke and high bitterness.

Mouthfeel is somewhat dry, carbonation is fine. Don't feel the alcohol except slightly on exhaling.

Overall a very good smoked beer. The bitterness and smokiness overwhelm some of the other character of the beer, which if it came through more would earn Sue a few more points.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 02:37:27 | More by zachary80
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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.