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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

482 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 158
Gots: 91 | 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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sbluerock

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -51.7%

09-17-2012 00:19:34 | More by sbluerock
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -51.7%

11-16-2013 04:35:46 | More by chippo33
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yeliv


2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

05-30-2012 02:05:58 | More by yeliv
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pascilla

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

06-25-2013 04:40:44 | More by pascilla
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ArrogantB

Colorado

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).

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 04:59:11 | More by ArrogantB
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

10-04-2012 16:16:33 | More by Robeerto89
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addison1203

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

04-08-2013 21:36:24 | More by addison1203
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leagr

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

08-09-2012 03:43:21 | More by leagr
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

01-09-2013 23:37:12 | More by AlexFields
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ScreamForMe

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.5%

11-15-2011 21:35:38 | More by ScreamForMe
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JHeskew


3/5  rDev -27.5%

07-07-2012 14:54:45 | More by JHeskew
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khargro2

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-08-2012 06:01:41 | More by khargro2
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -27.5%

07-16-2013 03:47:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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NODAK

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 00:16:42 | More by NODAK
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

10-17-2013 01:10:07 | More by Fusebuddy
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

11-24-2013 00:26:49 | More by IrishColonial
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-08-2013 14:57:22 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

09-15-2012 10:40:12 | More by beernads
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jrallen34

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 23:53:34 | More by jrallen34
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srgj88

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

08-21-2013 03:27:09 | More by srgj88
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KevinHollowell

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 03:55:46 | More by KevinHollowell
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CaskBeerouac

Alabama

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 19:09:54 | More by CaskBeerouac
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otto251068

Tennessee

3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. "Bottled on date" is printed on the label but no date is printed on the space where it should be.

Appearance: Pours a very dark chocolate brown, bordering on black but definite brown around the edges. Stunning milk chocolate colored head rises an inch, then slowly fades. The head itself is packed with large and tiny bubbles which leaves a great lacing. After the head fades a thin layer is all that is left.

Smell: Rich bittersweet chocolate, charred oak, and smoke kick things off. Very pleasant with a balanced malt aroma. Quite a bit of earthy hops come out on the pour.

Taste: Plenty more bittersweet chocolate, along with some cocoa nibs hit the tongue immediately. Very rich and in your face. More smoky/roasted/burnt flavors that match the aroma. The flavors are bold and really wake the taste buds. Quite a bit of earthy hops fight through to provide bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation. Maybe a little on the lighter side when it comes to the body. Carbonation level is surprisingly high but pleasant.

Overall: Very flavorful and rich. The overwhelming flavors make this one a sipper. The 9.0% ABV is well hidden. The smokiness is harsh and bold, but this beer is good overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 03:32:00 | More by otto251068
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javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

12-19-2013 06:21:51 | More by javlin624
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

01-03-2014 16:26:08 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.