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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 161
Gots: 94 | 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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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%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-27-2014 21:05:42 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2014 23:47:41 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2014 01:03:05 | More by PassMeAZima
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myelo

Tennessee

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3-14-2014. On 6-12-14 poured a dark, opaque brown with a 4 inch khaki head that gradually diminishes leaving prominent, thick lacing.

The aroma was smokey malt, similar to smoked beef or beef jerky.

Taste was smokey malt with plum and chocolate followed by moderate clean hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel was creamy, moderate to heavy body, moderate carbonation and mild ethanol warming.

This beer strikes a perfect balance between a malt-forward porter, prominent but not overwhelming smokiness and a clean hop finish. I would serve this at 55F with grilled or smoked beef or duck or a rich chocolate desert. Would also be great on a cool night by the fire.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 22:58:14 | More by myelo
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Cervezaconcalor

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Zonian1

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2014 01:10:14 | More by Zonian1
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-05-2014 21:17:23 | More by robertjskelton
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-02-2014 13:31:27 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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Samber79

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-30-2014 23:21:25 | More by Samber79
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2014 22:10:34 | More by TripelMark
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Half Acre pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown, cola like color with three fingers of fluffy tan head that fades eventually, leaving a nice lacing around the crown of the glass.

S: Dark cocoa, cherry wood, and campfire smoke really shine through.

T: Malty black coffee, smoke, and tobacco flavors permeate. Some ripened plum flavors present. Virtually no alcohol burn or flavor for 9%.

M: Exceptionally smooth, medium body, remarkably drinkable.

O: I'm admittedly not a fan of smoked beers or porters, but this beer really knocks it out of the park in terms of flavor, mouthfeel, and overall drinkability. Would be a perfect companion to a fireplace or campfire on a cool night. A really, really nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 03:22:51 | More by Halfbrother83
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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PappyVans

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-19-2014 19:05:10 | More by BigGold
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 01:45:55 | More by pheelingIt
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-17-2014 05:45:38 | More by thatoneguymike
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Dotcubed

Arkansas

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I go this a few weeks back in late March on a trip from NW Arkansas to Greer, SC.
Picked it up on a whim at a random store that had a huge liquor section. More brandy that I thought would sell in the Memphis area.

I didn't realize this was so well rated when I picked it up off the shelf. Looks like a porter, came out with a generous foam that died away. Yet, that lovely foam is quick to reappear and provide a nice lace.

Stunning Cherry Smoke aroma! But there's something metallic behind it, so it's all but perfect.

Roasted chocolate porter but with a Fruity Dried Cherry body; some burnt carbonized sweetness.
Now I wish I had two of these, a wood fireplace and some perfectly cooked duck breasts.

It's a heavy dark beer that makes me wanting another. This beer is evil. You should buy it.
Then you should buy me some.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 01:19:09 | More by Dotcubed
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-12-2014 23:13:53 | More by MisterFuzz
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nashville's premiere brewery puts forth such a dark ale, that it epitomizes all that's masculine in taste- then calls it "Sue" much like a Johny Cash song but in beer form.

Toasted and chocolaty, the beer's upstart is robust but shies away from roast. Dark coffee, cocoa, nuttiness and the whimsy of campfire resonate on the nose and laying firmly on the early palate. Its creamy sweetness is laden with toffee and root beer character.

Its middle really opens up with more complex fruit and spice notes- grilled grape, apple, plum and date meld seamlessly with a fennel, aniseed, mesquite and overall licorice note that gives rise to the more dominant bittersweet chocolates, coffee and charred toast flavor.

Spicy and semi-dry, the beer trends toasty with woodsy bitterness, smoky cocoa and a spicy alcohol warmth. its long and marginal savoriness keeps the next sip beckoning though the first sip extends indefinitely.

Sue borrows the fruit and sweetness from British porter roots, but can't ignore its drier, toastier, more bitter and warmer American indigenous character. And that's all evident in the beer's dry honeycomb structure of a head that hovers over an espresso-dark body.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 05:14:19 | More by BEERchitect
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-06-2014 13:53:29 | More by MikeWard
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-04-2014 00:50:18 | More by Wowcoolman
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.