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Sly Rye Porter | Yazoo Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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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
Ranking:
#14,114
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
308
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
57
Trade:
3
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Photo of khargro2
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aletrailky81
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter from the little lady's daughter and significant other---Thanks Jamie and Jeanette!
This solid porter pours a deep brownish cola black with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring,
thin pool, and showcases subtle light lacing. Nose of sweet chocolate malts, subtle grain notes, and subtle earthy rye.
Flavors follow the nose with light exception---very light earthy rye notes mingle nicely with chocolate and a hint of
coffee with a subtle blue berry note. Decent mouth feel and one that follow the English moniker very well.
Medium body, medium light carbonation, and a smooth lightly dry finish round out a nice English experience.

Overall, as an English porter goes it is solid to the style, that said it is what some would consider
a touch watery. That said it is a solid brew and better IMHO than the brown ale. Very glad to have tried
this one and would LOVE to visit the brewery.

Nice

Cheers

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Photo of vol4life88
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mshiner1
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've never been a fan of Yazoo beers, but this is my favorite by them that i've had. As far as porters go, I love the balance in flavor in this. Personal rating: 8/10

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Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Btheis13
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of c-rum
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDizzle
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brunsojw
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a very chocolaty, malt forward porter.

Just a bit of spiciness. It may be just a little too dry.

Very good beer. Easy drinking as well.

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Photo of avalon07
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. had a dark brown color and an opaque texture. There was a small amount of foamy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing here.

S: A decent aroma of chocolate, malt, rye, and mild hops.

T: Tasted of a little bit of rye (not as much as you would expect from a beer that advertises as such), lots of malt, a bit of chocolate, and some light hops notes. Kind of a disappointing flavor for the most part. It's dominated by the malt, which doesn't let the other ingredients shine.

F: A good shot of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Certainly an uneven beer. It definitely has its good points, but comes up short in the end.

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Photo of Coolguy_chris
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Dark brown, reddish when held up to the light. Very thin head that left quickly. Malty smell. Tasted of malt and fruit. Felt light bodied for a porter, but was a very nice beer. I'd buy again.

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Photo of puck1225
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with a very pleasant meal at a Nashville Italian restaurant that pops up first when "best pasta Nashville " is Googled, one of two local craft beers that they serve. The beer was poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice dark brown with a good beige but short lived head, decent lacing. It has an earthy smell that contributes to the taste. Flavor of chocolate and fruit, especially strawberries. This is followed by a spicy rye after taste. Great with Italian food.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Categart
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nasc39
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown color with orange-gold highlights at the edges.

The aroma first struck me as ripe figs and sweet raisins. Followed by touches of chocolaty roast malt. These aromas cover up any hop presence but I don't mind.

Taste is dark malt on entry, and lots of it, followed by ripe fig/raisiny sense of sweetness supported by dark, bittersweet chocolate. To be fair the dark chocolate is actually dark malt and bittersweet is the coffee like touch of roasted malt. Brewer says the addition of malted rye allows for a clean dry finish and I agree. IBU is 28 but doesn't really show but their not needed except as a counter weight.

Light medium texture.

If this one falls down anywhere it's in the texture but that's being descriptive rather than critical. The taste is full and rich, the flavors are complex and neatly woven together with just enough hop presence as not to be missed. A clean, dry, full flavor that stops just short of being assertive. Proof that flavor doesn't require a large shovel full of hops.

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Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 308 ratings
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