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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

514 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 160
Gots: 98 | FT: 7
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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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 15:04:27 | More by baybum
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jakubh17

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 04:20:41 | More by jakubh17
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 00:52:10 | More by bcm75
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2013 23:46:43 | More by zeff80
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pascilla

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-19-2013 00:08:59 | More by FTowne
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-18-2013 02:33:47 | More by wtkphoto
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-15-2013 22:05:49 | More by memphischas
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harrymel

Washington

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottled May 2012

It's dark brown on black with a hourglass shaped tan silkscreen. Smells of smoke, prunes, cocoa, hersheys syrup, a little dates as well as vanilla. Flavor is smoke, leather, sweet dark malts, some dried dates and a touch of prune juice. Full bodied with a silky feel and a dry finish. Good beer, really good beer.

06-14-2013 02:51:32 | More by harrymel
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-06-2013 23:45:07 | More by broob
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-31-2013 23:54:53 | More by baklo
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-30-2013 02:21:10 | More by thebouch01
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HopFace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 15:05:08 | More by HopFace
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 02:50:09 | More by harpus
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G_Rod

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-17-2013 11:21:51 | More by G_Rod
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-15-2013 03:41:03 | More by GRG1313
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-14-2013 16:40:33 | More by THECPJ
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oberon

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

05-08-2013 21:52:45 | More by oberon
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.51/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

05-08-2013 13:46:22 | More by BlueMoon10
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-08-2013 00:12:23 | More by cadaugherty
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-07-2013 17:57:02 | More by GrindFatherBob
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

05-07-2013 03:48:53 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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BraveGator

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-04-2013 14:24:32 | More by BraveGator
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-04-2013 01:28:28 | More by JMBSH
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.