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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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619 Ratings

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 180
Gots: 123 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ckeegan04 on 07-29-2009

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%.
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jrenihan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb 17, 2012

Beer is black and a vigorous pour results in a moderately-sized tan head. Good retention and a fair bit of lacing.

Aroma is quite smoky, as may be expected. Behind that, I get some vanilla, wood, some roasted malt and chocolate.

Lots of smoky wood flavours. This beer is seriously smoked. Coffee, roasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla underneath. Slightly bitter finish. The smoke flavour is a little much at first, but it doesn't take long to get used to it, after which this beer becomes really good. Very nice indeed.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very smooth, slightly oily.

Overall, very good stuff. Have not had a lot of smoked beers but I am certainly a fan of this one.

Photo of NODAK
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell is certainliy smoky, with undertones of burnt malts and dark chocolate. But certainly a lot of wood-fired smoke smell.

Pours completely black with a nice, tight black head in my glass.

Taste is perhaps even smokier than I thought it would be. Basically, there's a roasted/burnt malt backbone with a lot of liquid smoke (or so it tastes) poured in. Wow. They weren't kidding around when they said that this is a smoked beer on the label. Nice bitterness on the finish, though I wouldn't say it's assertive. It's enough to finish out the beer somewhat dryly at least.

This is the type of beer that I would drink one of, and one of only. It's so smoky it's almost novelty to me.

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Drinking_Milkshakes
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mhagler
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pitch black, 1 finger of head, and sticky lace all over the glass

S - Roasted dark malts, smoke. Smoky aroma dominates

T - Roasted dark malts, sweet chocolate. Nice hoppy backbone to balance the beer. Tasty.

M - Medium bodied, creamy. Dry, and crisp.

O - A damn good smoked imperial porter. One of the best out there in my opinion. Well done Yazoo!

Photo of plumlmr
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cvm4
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aug. 10, 2011 bottle.

A - Pours a clear black with a small tan head.

S - Dark cocoa, burnt barrels and roasted malts.

T - A lot of rich/smokey/burnt flavors. Picking up some charred oak, dark chocolate and roasted malts.

M - Coats your mouth with just enough carbonation.

O - Very well put together smokey stout. The flavors meld and everything comes together beautifully.

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Brandonbrew
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of uvm2003
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Boto
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught in Chattanooga Mellow Mushroom: This was served in a 10 oz. goblet that was unfortunately frosted (BOO!). It pours an opaque dark brown. There was a wisp of a tan head on it that left some lacing. Chocolate and some roasty notes to the nose. Also a hint of earthy hops. The taste is good. Fairly full bodied. Chocolate malt, caramel, some roastiness. Minimal sweetness: lots of hops in here to balance it nicely. Very Good!

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of otto251068
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. "Bottled on date" is printed on the label but no date is printed on the space where it should be.

Appearance: Pours a very dark chocolate brown, bordering on black but definite brown around the edges. Stunning milk chocolate colored head rises an inch, then slowly fades. The head itself is packed with large and tiny bubbles which leaves a great lacing. After the head fades a thin layer is all that is left.

Smell: Rich bittersweet chocolate, charred oak, and smoke kick things off. Very pleasant with a balanced malt aroma. Quite a bit of earthy hops come out on the pour.

Taste: Plenty more bittersweet chocolate, along with some cocoa nibs hit the tongue immediately. Very rich and in your face. More smoky/roasted/burnt flavors that match the aroma. The flavors are bold and really wake the taste buds. Quite a bit of earthy hops fight through to provide bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation. Maybe a little on the lighter side when it comes to the body. Carbonation level is surprisingly high but pleasant.

Overall: Very flavorful and rich. The overwhelming flavors make this one a sipper. The 9.0% ABV is well hidden. The smokiness is harsh and bold, but this beer is good overall.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BierBliss
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in an imperial tulip

Aroma: strong smoke flavor

Appearance: pours black no head or lacing

Flavor: hoppy, smokey and a bit of chocolate at the end

Mouthfeel: smooth feel, no burn from high alcohol

Overall: I'm not a smoked beer fan. Doesn't burn the tongue out like many smoke porters do.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CliffBrake
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black showing a little deep red around the edges. No head with a vigorous pour, just a touch of foam along the sides of the glass.

Sharp nose of smoke, a bit of cherry and alcohol. Barbequed porter!

Smoked roasted malt character dominates the taste. Just a bit of sweetness and cherry manage to show through the main smokey note.

Mouthfeel is a little light compared to the big flavor and abv.

An interesting porter, probably better classed as a smoked beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.