Sly Rye Porter | Yazoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
yazoobrew.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich, chocolaty English Porter with a clean finish. We use the finest floor-malted Maris Otter malts from England, the same malts used for the best single-malt scotch. A portion of malted rye gives a spicy, slightly dry finish.

28 IBU

Added by clvand0 on 01-24-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
57
For Trade:
3
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1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of elgiacomo
2.21/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottled first week of January 2010.

Pours clear brown, red under light, with a one finger fizzy tan head that quickly recedes to a ring and light wispy cap, and eventually totally flat, no lacing.

Aroma is toasted and roasted malts, some burnt, chocolate, nutty, stale coffee, dark heavy bread. Gets worse over time.

Flavor is some sweet dark fruit, caramel, molasses, a little chocolate, malty, but somewhat watery and light bodied, thin.

Low carbonation, mediocre mouthfeel.

Eventually goes completely flat, the first half of the glass was much more enjoyable than the second which I ended up pouring down the drain. Second one of these and both the same way. Even at its best, I see this more as a Brown Ale or even a Scotch Ale, but pretty weak for a Porter, and a below average beer regardless of style.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a tulip

A: Pours black with a tan colored head that lasts a very short while.

S: Smells predominantly of coffee with some chemical acidity and a slight nutty quality.

T/M: Flavor is relatively thin with some English ale bitterness, notes of coffee, medium carbonation and a nutty finish.

It's a pretty decent porter but average overall.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

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Photo of drabmuh
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

JohnQVegas sent this to me a while ago. Beer is brown with nearly no head. Lacing and carbonation low.

Aroma is mildly spicy but mostly roasty and really weak. Not an impressive impression.

Beer is thin at leadoff and finishes really weak. There is a minimal sweetness, almost nothing in the midpalate and some rye and roast at the end that disappears quickly. Not a very good beer.

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Photo of harperman69
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Minimal head that quickly dissipates. When it does, it appears exactly like a flat diet Coke would.

Smells of peppery chocolate with a slight whiff of biscuit. Nose is fairly light.

Medium viscosity with a slight bit of over carbonation prevailing.

To be honest, I expected a little more out of the taste. Has a burnt roast feel to it with a somewhat flat finish, even for a Porter. The rye does shine through which is it's one lone saving grace.

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Photo of mothman
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into Bells snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of light beige beige head. Color is a dark copper brown.

Aroma: Roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, and a hint of rye. The chocolate is sweet, yet dark flavored.

Taste: The taste doesn't click as well. The flavors don't match up like they do in the nose. An odd roast with a burnt malt flavor. Spice and rye shows. Some chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with spices.

Overall, it is an alright porter. The nose was the most enjoyable part of the beer. The taste just wasn't there. Fairly average.

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Photo of otfiddler
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I drank two pints of this one at a bar in Nashville.
The appearance was very good: a deep brown color with red highlights when held to the light, and a nice, ivory-colored head about 3/4-inch tall.
While this Porter had the proper outward appearance, the taste was rather disappointing --- not BAD, but not at all what I like in a Porter. Perhaps it was me, but I found there was little to no fore- or mid-taste, and the aftertaste was slightly bitter. I prefer more coffee and chocolate signature, so this one let me down.
I'll quite possibly try it again, at a different location if possible, for fairness' sake.

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3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a dark brown body and a pale head that leaves little lacing

Smell: Modest notes of roasted malt

Taste: Roasted grainy taste on the front end followed by a bit of coffee and a very dry finish, presumably from the rye

Mouthfeel: Light/medium body; rather fizzy

Drinkability: Lacks body - needs more malt; I was looking forward to tasting this as I was intrigued by the rye (having enjoyed other rye beers - particularly the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale) but was disappointed by the beer's flaws

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3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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