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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 161
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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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer I was seeking out most when in middle Tennessee last weekend.Poures a deep dark chocolate brown with a tinge of ruby when held to the light,a frothy beinge head that left a few broken rings of lace as it slowly.Alot of nice stuff going on in the aromas,smoke and brine are the first things I notice followed by bitter chocolate and earthy hops,a little alcohol sweetness as it warms.Complex flavors with a decent amount of smoke but not in your face,there is some chocolate sweetness but there is a big earthy component keeping the sweetness from becoming over bearing,there is some molasses and sweet alcohol in the finish detected as well.This is as good and maybe better than what I was hoping for,well done Yazoo.

Serving type: bottle

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4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had out of a 750ml. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Chocolate brown in color. Has a two finger creamy brown head upon pouring. Lots of lacing.
S: Roasted malts that leads to some chocolate, caramel, and finishes with some a smoke smell.
T: Smoke flavor, Roasty chocolate, hint of some vanilla.
M: Medium to heavy but very drinkable. Some creaminess to it. Can't taste the alcohol.
A very good, drinkable smoked porter. One of Tennessee's best.

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Was given a 750ml bottle by one of my good beer customers, so thanks to him for sharing something we don't get in our area.
Poured in a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.
AP: 3/4" froathy cream coloured head that dissipated down to 1/4", rich dark brown to near black colour
AR: Chocolate was the first aroma to hit me followed by a subtle hint of smoked ham then molasses takes over with hints of brown bread. For a smoked beer I was expecting more of it in the aroma and if it had been more prominent I would have given a higher score for the smell.
T: As with the aroma, I found the smoke aspect lacking. However, the rest of the flavours I found very enjoyable. Again with chocolate and molasses with a bit of brownie batter and at the finish a slick oily soft hint of smoke, but not enough IMO to balance the sweeter flavours. The warmer this brew gets the smoke flavour starts to poke through a little more, but not quite enough for me.
M: Very creamy with low/moderate carbonation and a bit silky on the tongue.
OV: An enjoyable tasty beer, but when I compare this to what it's supposed to be (a smoke beer) I can't rate it as high as I'd like. If the smoke flavours were more pronounced in the taste this would be an exceptional beer, but I just didn't get enough of it.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Black as night. Huge light mocha head, excellent lacing, sticks to high beer mark. very impressive.

S - Roasted barley, grassy, nutty malt

T - initial: roasted malt, barley, grassy, nutty. finish: hops are real mellow (3/10 bitter), smokey taste lingers a tiny bit

M - really nice froth, mellow cream, viscosity is high

O - This is much better that i expected. I normally don't like smoked porters but this i would order again. I believe the 93 IBUs, while don't make this beer 'hoppy', do a great job balancing this beer and make it not too smokey or roasty but very drinkable. I enjoyed this.

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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.