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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

523 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 161
Gots: 100 | 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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Mackbekeza

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2014 21:28:25 | More by Mackbekeza
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rawfish

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

08-07-2014 00:42:07 | More by rawfish
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BaalDagon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.5%

This was my first, in what I consider, true venture into the world of "craft" beer. WOW! I cannot even begin to explain the explosion of taste that hit my mouth. Right off the bat, the intense flavor of dark chocolate that fills the palate can only be akin to the finest dark's that I have had the pleasure of sampling and baking with. Next is little hints of all kinds of flavors from licorice to cherrys and then some that I wasn't too sure about... so that will be left up to you to decide; however, they are all wrapped nicely in a wonderfully creamy body that I liken to liquid silk. Lastly, the boldness of the smoked flavor that would rival ANY fine cigar rolls over the palate like a cleansing rinse. Amazingly, there are no cloying attributes that one would figure would go with such intensity. As would stand to reason, as it got slightly warmer, it fullness of the flavors completely woke up forcing me to turn off the boobtube, dim the lights, and throw on some Monk. It is a perfect size in portion so that as you come closer to the end of the bottle, the better the experience without over staying its welcome. I have added a few more beers to my "craft" experience, but unfortunately... I feel that all I have done was try to chase the experience I've had with Yazoo Brewing Company's Sue. I heartily encourage this beer to anyone looking for a GREAT craft beer, but be forewarned... it has a habit of spoiling the taste-buds!

08-04-2014 19:40:27 | More by BaalDagon
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tmm313

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

A - Basically black. Poured a thick 3 finger head that lingered for a while. Super sticky lacing.

S- Chocolate, roast, dark fruit, earthy hop, and a touch of coffee. Muted compared to other categories.

T- Deeply complex. Many characteristics shifted in and out, changed with each sip, and varied as the temperature changed. There were multiple forms of chocolate (dark, milk, baker's), toffee, licorice, coffee, dark cherry, wood, leather, smoke, earthy hop, grapefruit, citrus rind, and spice. Virtually no trace of alcohol. As it warmed to room temp, the spiciness almost seemed minty. I specifically remember how the finish would bring a rush of grapefruit that almost swirled itself into a creamy chocolate flavor that faded into a minty like burn. At the time, I didn't have a way to document what was happening in detail, so I just tried to remember what I could.

M- Creamy, almost oily. Heavier side of medium body, but somehow easy going down. Drying, with nice subtle spice.

O- I was blown away by Sue. Its darkness, aroma, complexity, and thickness were much more Imperial Stout than American Porter to me, yet it was somehow easy drinking. One of the best Porters I've ever had.

08-04-2014 18:36:34 | More by tmm313
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-04-2014 00:10:27 | More by CRJMellor
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-03-2014 23:57:00 | More by hoosier222002
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-03-2014 22:28:34 | More by SPLITGRIN
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2014 01:12:13 | More by addiwilliams
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ChrisFurlowLSU


4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2014 19:17:37 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.11/5  rDev -1%

Dark brown to black in color and impenetrable to light. Just a thin beige head covering about half of the top of the beer.aroma of chocolate and dark malt is apparent. The flavor is boldly packed with slightly bitter dark malt,chocolate,and leather. The mouth is creamy and smooth.

07-31-2014 22:48:33 | More by Franziskaner
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-31-2014 02:58:12 | More by thereal_adam
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dannykperkins

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2014 18:18:11 | More by dannykperkins
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ahommell

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-27-2014 03:43:36 | More by ahommell
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4runnerdavid

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2014 03:33:44 | More by 4runnerdavid
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2014 14:33:32 | More by Chuffbomb
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Johntomk

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-22-2014 21:16:14 | More by Johntomk
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-21-2014 04:25:02 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-20-2014 23:44:05 | More by JohnnyK
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2014 17:27:27 | More by jbriggs7
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nshorvath

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-18-2014 17:01:57 | More by nshorvath
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TDA8

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-18-2014 14:37:40 | More by TDA8
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2014 18:03:52 | More by inspektor
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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-06-2014 00:28:36 | More by Mr_Meursault
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jbbailey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-04-2014 03:17:53 | More by jbbailey
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Roze

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-30-2014 00:15:18 | More by Roze
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.