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Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

523 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 161
Gots: 100 | FT: 7
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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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-26-2013 18:48:38 | More by thegerm87
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-25-2013 12:31:12 | More by Shawnspl
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qchic

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Picked up this $6 bomber to show TN a lil love. A black beauty in the glass that initially was topped by a billowy tan head that dissipates. My schnoz is getting smoke, bittersweet chocolate, and some spiced nuts. The smoke does not overwhelm in the aroma, but has a cumulative effect on the flavor. Every now and then some fruity esters pop up, but the dry, bitter cocoa has the upper hand. Smoke is there all along, especially on the back end, but balanced nicely. Plenty going on to mask the 9%. I'd say a good representation for the less ubiquitous style, but I'd recommend sharing this one.

08-24-2013 01:37:36 | More by qchic
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camartin27

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-22-2013 22:52:48 | More by camartin27
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srgj88

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

08-21-2013 03:27:09 | More by srgj88
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mjw1200

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-21-2013 03:26:39 | More by mjw1200
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jmwildwest

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-17-2013 20:38:21 | More by jmwildwest
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-14-2013 00:17:43 | More by cbeer88
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-12-2013 13:21:08 | More by BMart
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-04-2013 19:46:14 | More by GABrew
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Brewing_Rob

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2013 17:56:41 | More by Brewing_Rob
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2013 14:05:45 | More by cfaulman
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2013 05:26:42 | More by Johnny_Duck
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2013 01:46:55 | More by M1k3y
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-29-2013 00:29:53 | More by RocksteadyRye
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

07-27-2013 19:33:29 | More by ejimhof
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2013 23:46:56 | More by WDJersey
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Vestlake

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2013 01:54:47 | More by Vestlake
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-22-2013 20:55:11 | More by Pecan
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cosmicevan

New York

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%

thanks to MSquared2 for the hookup on this one. enjoyed from a spiegelau glass. bottled may 14th, 2012

a - beer poured jet black with generous off white, almost yellowish head that dissolved shortly after the pour but left nice lacing on the glass.

s - nice roasted chocolate malts with good amount of smoke. charred wood.

t - yowza, not yazoo...that's a tasty beer. again, big smoke notes and nice chocolate malt with big roast character. camp fire in your mouth, but i love it.

m - roasty and charred, but big so kind of feels borderline RIS.

o - overall, really nice beer. much better than i expected. great body brings it all together. super enjoyable. cheers.

07-21-2013 23:08:54 | More by cosmicevan
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a very dark slightly viscous liquid with a nice light tan head. Head is pretty dense and stands at about half and inch. Almost capuccino-like.

Aroma starts off with some nice smoked malts. Malty body for sure. Nice notes of cherry wood and the remnants of a good campfire. Interesting. Some slight notes of coca as well as some nice bitter and roasted coffee notes.

Flavor starts off with that sharp burnt smoke note. This note is quickly supplanted by some nice dark fruit notes and some good bready sweetness. Sweet milk cocoa notes dominate and yet blend so well with some lingering smokey notes. There is some nice roast and the finish is nice and bitter with some dark cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is nice and silky and smooth.

Pretty good porter. Im not the biggest fan of smoked brews but this is very nice.

07-18-2013 00:06:46 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-16-2013 03:47:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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Tonmeister

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle poured into Tulip Shaped Glass

Appearance: Dark chocolate black with a thick creamy brownish head.

Smell: dark roasted malts with a nice blend of smokiness a hint of caramel and chocolate, but the smokiness smell is the most dominating.

Taste: sweet roasted malt, hint of vanilla and chocolate, with a smokiness blend to it, and a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied with slight carbonation and a dry smoky finish.

Overall: This is my favorite beer from Yazoo Brewing Co. The best American Porter I've ever had, hands down. It is well balanced with the sweetness and the smokiness and I can barley taste the alcohol, but I can tell that there is an alcohol presence in it. This beer would be perfect for a grill cook out and I would definitely buy this again.

07-13-2013 22:39:10 | More by Tonmeister
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Bcarson7287

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-09-2013 16:50:44 | More by Bcarson7287
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 15:04:27 | More by baybum
Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.