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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

596 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 173
Gots: 116 | FT: 9
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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Photo of cbutova
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up in TN at the end of the summer on a roadtrip.

A- Mostly black bodied with a few hints of brown at the very edges poured to four pint glasses for sharing. The pour reveals a head over one finger with a tan hue and thick, frothy consistency. Good retention and lacing is a mix of spots and drizzle in medium portions.

S- Smoked first with the Porter following even at this ABV. Well, a ton of smoke mostly dominates the aroma to be honest. Dark, charred malts with some chocolate in the backdrop. Mostly smoke.

T- Smoky like a campfire again, cherrywood makes up a large portion of the flavor profile. Generally smoked logs tossed into the flame with dark malts coming in after that. Chocolate is dark and any sweetness is curbed by the smokiness. Notes of raisin, caramel, ash, tobacco and pepper.

MF- Medium-heavy thickness with a medium-high carbonation level that suits the flavors presented by the beer. Puffy and slightly creamy texture that is smooth but leaves something to be desired.

Smoky, quite heavily but still enough Porter elements to keep it in touch. Cherrywood smoke and deep, semi-sweet chocolate combine for a drinkable yet big brew.

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ridney
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RobinLee
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Nose: cherrywood smoke, malt, bit of chocolate.

Taste: Bitter chocolate, malt, subtle smoke that's not artificial or burnt-rubbery.

Finish: dry, ashy, little cocoa. Nice, gently prickly bubbles.

Solid smoked porter, it avoids the burnt rubber/artificial flavor that some smoked beers get.

Photo of MacQ32
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cbmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of suckaj
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mcdsports
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BigggT
3.6/5  rDev -13%

Photo of whistler55
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bassguy206
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of helios7
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Phoenix2443
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Appearance - The beer was a deep black color with a mocha head crowning the glass.

Smell - The smoke really is an attention getter. The smell is dominated by smoke.

Taste - My initial impressions are big smoke and chocolate. The smoke is not overly acidic, but is well balanced. Dry chocolate dominates the aftertaste. I can see this would be a great bbq beer.

Mouthfeel - The acidity of the smoke is pinned down by the thickness of the porter. The mouthfeel is important on this one.

Overall - If it is not the best, it is certainly in the top 3 of domestic smoke beers.

Photo of treznor
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.