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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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548 Ratings

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Ratings: 548
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

denimdemon, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

PalmettoPyrat, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

djwhit24, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. One of the first bombers in Mississippi!

A: Blackish brown with a thick, tan, frothy one finger head that hung around and took a while to settle. Significant lacing.

S: Chocolate, heavy malts, smokey wood chips. Like being at a barbecue.

T: Follows nose with a smooth, robust flavor. Sweet, tangy, slightly hoppy finish with coffee notes. Could drink this for a while. The 9% alcohol creeps right in for a mellow groove.

M: Medium to heavy. Thick and chewy. Really coats the tongue.

O: My new favorite porter. Goes well with cheddar or a chocolate chip cookie. Definately cigars. Drinks like a Russian Imperial Stout. Highly recommended.

brewskifan55, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

chiggeybean, Aug 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to barzigkin for sharing this bottle. This has been on my wants list for several years.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a ton of smoke, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. I get a ton of meaty, BBQ smoke up front. I also get some chocolate and a hint of roasted malt, but this is definitely all about the smoke - and the smoke is very well done. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice smoked beer that didn't disappoint.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

elspaniard, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jgagne
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Lost Abbey Teku Glass

A-pours an opaque black body. Similiar to an imperial stout. Nice light brown head.

S-huge smoke notes come off this beer, with nice undertones of woody earthiness. Very delicious smelling.

T-wow this beer is good. Great smoke flavor with wonderful secondary flavors of vanilla and dark chocalate bitterness.

M-intense body on this beer. Really heavy and creamy for a porter. Medium carbonation.

O- this beer is wonderful. If you love smoked beers this should be at the top of your list for must haves. I do understand though if it might be a hard one to like if you don't crave the smoke flavor, but I do and I think it's phenomenal. Truly a great beer that I can't wait to have again. Easily my favorite yazoo beer.

jgagne, Jul 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

lvoutlawjlh, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

travismiller80, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

JHeskew, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of ackleydg
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas of smoke and chocolate, very nice.

Opaque, dark brown, nearly black in color. Tan head hangs around for quite a while.

Taste is like the smell: chocolate with a smoky finish. There's some very clean hops bitterness, but not as much as I expected for 93 IBUs. Sweeter notes develop with each sip. A tiny bit of roasted barley astringency.

Feel that 9% alcohol, but not on the taste.

Medium-full bodied, medium-light carbonation.

Great beer! Well-worth the $2.99 a bottle!

ackleydg, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

CarolinaKev, Jun 09, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

SErved this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Tulip pint glass. Bottled on: FEB 17 12. A vigorous pour created only a finger of head that left a ring but no lacing. The body was very dark brown. When swirled it left a leggy film to glide down the glass.

The smell was smokey. Lightly sweet roasted malts. Actually it smells like barbecue sauce.

The taste was creamy, malty and smokey. Roasty bitterness and caramel sweetness, but not too much. Steel, walnuts, and salt. Smokiness peaks near the end but the aftertaste is lightly sweet with a clean, hoppy linger. Well masked alcohol. Very interesting and tasty. Semi-dry.

The mouthfeel is rich and silky, bigger than expected for a porter.

Cresant, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

cfh64, Jun 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

yeliv, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Huntbuc, May 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

writingjesse, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

4Socialanxiety, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

cfcairns, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

sgoro, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ZinFanDave, May 09, 2012
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.