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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

531 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 161
Gots: 102 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.8%

chippo33, Nov 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

yeliv, May 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

pascilla, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
2.63/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to grownfool for sending me this as part of a recent trade. This was definitely smoky and I hate to say this but there is something about rauch/smoked beers that is similar to wet dog! Cheap beef jerky too. Band aids almost. The flavor is a little bit of chocolate then some smoky, rubbery flavors. I'm sorry but I cannot fuck with smoked beers (yet).

ArrogantB, Oct 05, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Robeerto89, Oct 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

addison1203, Apr 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

AlexFields, Jan 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

ScreamForMe, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

JHeskew, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

khargro2, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Zbeetleman, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Nolen12, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

kscaldef, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of NODAK
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell is certainliy smoky, with undertones of burnt malts and dark chocolate. But certainly a lot of wood-fired smoke smell.

Pours completely black with a nice, tight black head in my glass.

Taste is perhaps even smokier than I thought it would be. Basically, there's a roasted/burnt malt backbone with a lot of liquid smoke (or so it tastes) poured in. Wow. They weren't kidding around when they said that this is a smoked beer on the label. Nice bitterness on the finish, though I wouldn't say it's assertive. It's enough to finish out the beer somewhat dryly at least.

This is the type of beer that I would drink one of, and one of only. It's so smoky it's almost novelty to me.

NODAK, Mar 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Fusebuddy, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

IrishColonial, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

beernads, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of jrallen34
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle drank from a perfect pint glass, thanks to Chris...Light black pour with a light tan head, good retention and lacing...The aroma and taste are all smoke, but its charcoal and ashy smoke, ciggarette ash like, but not that bad. Some coffee notes to try balance this, but the ash dominates. A few sips of this is enough, not very drinkable. You can always tell which is the last tick of the night.

jrallen34, Jan 01, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

srgj88, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of KevinHollowell
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack here in Nashville for $6. I waited until I drank all 4 to review this.

The appearance is good, pouring a brown color with a generous head that slowly fades into a ring of bubbles. Smells like wood that was burned 2 days ago. I expected this to be similar to a scottish-style ale, which I like, but it wasn't at all. It tastes too much like actual wood. It literally tastes like liquid smoke, which isn't necessarily a terrible thing. This beer defintely has a very unique flavor. The mouthfeel is very thin but goes down smooth. It is a very different beer and not one that I would buy again.

KevinHollowell, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of CaskBeerouac
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Super dark, black through-and-through whit just a touch of tan head. Not much lacing.

Smokiness definitely hits you right up front. The chocolatey sweetness sneaks up and balances it a little along with just a touch of caramel.

Most of the chocolate and caramel notes I got in the nose were dominated by the smokiness and bacony flavors. I love me some bacon but just dominates all the other goodies this beer could have to offer. Pretty one note to me.

Sits nicely on the palette. A little bit lighter than an RIS, just like an imperial porter should be.

I would have enjoyed this beer just a little bit more if the chocolate and caramel could have shined through more in the flavor. But a solid brew overall.

CaskBeerouac, May 12, 2011
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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.