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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

618 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 179
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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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
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BigggT
3.6/5  rDev -13%

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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bassguy206
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.51/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.