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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

619 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 179
Gots: 123 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ckeegan04 on 07-29-2009

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%.
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2.62/5  rDev -36.7%
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).

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid brew chocolate and smoke not a lot but definitely there can't tell it's 9%abv very drinkable

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.06/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit too much smoke for my palate

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3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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3.22/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly smoky aroma overpowers everything else.

This carries over to the flavor which is as smoky as a rauchbier.

O: too smokey for my taste.

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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.