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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

545 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 165
Gots: 106 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

nkeckhar, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Sekhmet, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

tommyguz, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Mojo
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber into snifter

A - pours up a rich brown, almost black with a towering tan head that lasts for awhile and produces some lacing.

S - the nose is sort of weak to me and is the weak link in this beer. I get a little bit of sweet molasses and not much else.

T - Impressive. At 9% this offering ought to have a perceptible alcohol burn, but the booze is hid very well. This is a malt forward offering with caramel, chocolate, and cola notes finishing with a mild bitterness and a pervasive smokiness that permeates the wholeness of the palate.

M - loaded with carbonation and a pleasing feel in the mouth, not much aftertaste considering how big of a beer this is.

O - This beats Stone's Smoked Porter to pieces.

Mojo, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

AnitaBrewski, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

StoutItOutLoud, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of PaulyB83
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass. Bottling date of 01. NOV1 ? Someone else's review listed a bottling date of November 1, 2012 so I will assume that that is the bottling date for this particular bottle. Puts this at 13 months old. Let's see if the smoke has faded shall we.

A- Pours and nice medium heavy thick black with a light tan, medium level pillowy head that dissipated slowly to a thin film.

S- Some light to medium smoke a some sweet dark roasts similar to a milk stout. Wondering how the smoke is on a fresh one of these.

T- More of the light to medium smoke and a lot of sweet roast malts, again very similar to a milk stout. Not getting a real "assertive bitterness from Galena and Perle hops" as promised on their website, perhaps the age has taken that away. Still a very tasty beer. The ABV is quite well hidden and this beer is surprisingly drinkable.

M- A nice medium mouthfeel and surprisingly easy drinking, the smoke isn't too overpowering.

O- A very good beer but can't help but wonder what the year of aging has done to it. Would the smoke and bitterness be more amped up if it were fresh, probably. As it is, it seems more of a smoked milk stout, which isn't a bad thing. Got this one as an extra in a trade so I feel lucky to try this highly rated beer that is out of my distribution area.

PaulyB83, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

tmneyer, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber serve red in a Bruery Snifter Tulip on Thanksgiving day 2013

Appearance- 2 fingers of mocha head with tiny tight bubbles. Jet black in color with nice lacing.

Smell- Some smoke with a nice hop bite. Has that porter smell to an extreme. Solid!

Taste- Lots going on here. Mocha hits the front of the tongue, followed by a sharp hop bitterness and finished with a nice mellow smokeyness.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with works very nicely with the flavors especially the hops.

Overall- A super solid smoked porter that uses great balance which makes for a nice complex porter.

BrownAleMale, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

firedwarftj, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

IrishColonial, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

siege06nd, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

billab914, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

OhioBobcat, Nov 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

chippo33, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

deadliest, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

wshell1, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

InspectorBob, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Cynic-ale, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours pitch black with a velvety one finger tan head. Pretty good head retention with some nice wispy lacing

A really nice mix of roast, chocolate, and smoke on the nose. There is almost a burnt character to the nose but it is not overdone. A really nice balance there and just very rich all around.

Big shot of smoke up front in the taste along with lots of roast and velvety chocolate. I really like the cherry wood and the smokyness is very gentle and not burnt and medicinal as is sometimes the case with smoked porters. Big, chewy mouthfeel with moderate stickyness. Definitely a sipper.

Overall, I really like this beer. I am a bit fan of smoked beers anyways and this one just does it right with a great balance between the smoke and roast. Even thought this is brewed in my home state, I can't get it where I live. A shame because I would buy this on a regular basis.

rangerred, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Benny3000, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

bradfordjohnson, Oct 29, 2013
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.