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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

489 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 489
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this beer when we lived close to Nashville a few years ago. AMAZING. Clean finish, lighter body, and chocolate/coffee overtones make this beer one of my favorites. Only problem? Now I live in Indiana, and they only distribute in/around Tennessee. As an overall brewery, Yazoo is young, but they DEFINITELY have potential.

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Many thanks to TheGordianKnot for the chance to taste this one- he told me all about Sue, and I'm thrilled to try it out. Bottled dated April 2011. Poured into my dfh snifter, pours a pitch black color, tan head that fills the glass and then recedes quickly. I almost see a tinge of red in the head. Smell- this is so unique to me. Cherry sweetness, mixed with the smoke from the malt, some charcoal from the smoke flavor. Wow- very complex. Taste- wow. first you get the bitter chocolate, then you get the thick coffee grind, then you get the incredible cherry sweetness. Reminds me of biting into a fancy dark chocolate piece of candy with cherry filling. So decadent, so complex. Mouthfeel- there's a nice thick syrupy feel to this that fits well. This is a big bad imperial porter, and the mouthfeel makes that apparent. Drinkability- a sipper for sure, but enjoying every drop. Love me some Sue.

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Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a very dark alomst opaque brown with an off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Smell is of coffee and roasted malts, smokiness is evident though almost closer to mesquite in aroma. Taste is definitely smoky, again more mesquite-like in flavor, with some smoothness of coffee. Feel has ample carbonation, very tight and crisp. Excellent beer with great characteristics, very enjoyable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on date of August 10, 2011

12oz bottle poured into a Deschutes snifter.

A- Black with a one-finger khaki head that slowly fades and leaves a lacing that quickly descends down the glass.

S- Dried cherries, smoky malts, dark chocolate

T- Bitter dark chocolate, smoke, tobacco, dried fruits. The tobacco, smoke and chocolate linger at the finish.

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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.