Sly Rye Porter | Yazoo Brewing Company

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299 Ratings
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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:
299
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
56
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 299 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Jcorn
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was very good. Porters can be overdone but not this. It's got a subtle chocolatey coffee taste with a little bite, yet very drinkable.

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Photo of daythree16
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got my growler refilled over the weekend at the brewery and decided to go with the rye porter.

Pours a burgundy-brown color with a 1.5 finger head.

Smell is some chocolate and a whiff of spiciness from the rye. Taste is a little chocolate with a nice roasted malt backbone. There is a nice bit of coffee on the finish.

This one toes the line between porter and stout. The mouthfeel is medium, and drinkability is great. I have to be honest that I didn't go in to this one with much expectation after reading some of the reviews, but I really did enjoy it.

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Photo of sommersb
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in the Yazoo taproom from a pint glass.

Appearance is a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head.

Smell is of roasted malts, chocolate and spices. Nice malty aroma was very inviting.

Taste was rich and creamy, with strong malt flavor. Also tasted dark chocolate with a slight bitterness and spices that I assume come from the rye.

Mouthfeel was clean. The malty sweetness finishes with a slightly dry aftertaste.

Drinkability is very good. I could see having several of these in a row. A solid porter overall.

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Photo of malty
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2nd wk. of Sept. Received this as a bonus in a trade from unclejedi - thanks man!

Poured into my old school stemmed Busch Bavarian Lager dimpled chalice an opaque root beer color with a settled 1/4" light beige head. No lace to speak of.

Smell is deeep dark chocolate with a woody note at the end. The smokey element is very prevalent but is still masterfully integrated with the chocolate notes, balancing it out very nicely. I'm getting some vanilla, ALMOST like from a bourbon barrel aging - but I know this beer is not barrel aged. very nice nose indeed.

The flavors come in big waves. First, the chocolate swells and starts to break just as the spicy rye creates the white water. A huge hit of shoe leather splashes about as the faint dark fruit creates the undertow. The smoke flavor calms the surface, just in time for the next wave (or gulp) takes place.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lovely leather/cocoa/vanilla/wood smoke aftertaste lingers long. The carbonation is level is 5 out of 10 and is finer than normal.

Drinkability is very good. I'd have no problem sessioning this with a warm fire and good friends. Or warm friends and a good fire.

Overall a highly complex porter without any smugness or fakeness. This baby screams Northern Michigan, even though it's brewed in Nashville. I really like how balanced and still 'offset' this ale is. Good job Nashville!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/13/15 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head none. Initial pour produced a fizzy light brown head which ceased to exist almost immediately.
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor more of cocoa than candy chocolate; is the tongue tickling from the rye or the carbonation; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, fizzy

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75

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Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to unclejedi for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The rye porter is a dark ruby red color that, when concentrated in my glass, looks almost black. A thin off-white head came along for the ride, leaving no lace behind.

S: The nose is generally that of a porter, dark and roasted. Rye adds a mild spiciness. Very dark and very sweet smelling.

T: The porter is solid, even with the addition of the rye. Dark chocolate, milky sweet, drives the flavor. A lactic sweetness follows, complementing the chocolate. Rye finishes things off, anisey though mild. The dark malts are the highlight but the rye finish hits the right spot. A better than expected porter.

M: The mouthfeel is smooth, sweet with lactose and chocolate. The darker, more bitter malts finish the flavors off nicely, and the rye adds a spicy dimension.

D: This porter is incredibly drinkable, sweet and dark without any harsh bitter flavors. I love the rye.

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Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Yazoo brewery. Pitch black in color with a foamy, creamy head to it.

The aroma shows some chocolate mixing with a little roasty coffee. Some sweeter, creaminess and a little bready, spicy rye are noticeable as well. It comes together pretty well.

The taste has some cocoa flavors coming out up front with roasted malts and a little rye to it in the finish. Nice range of flavors to it and pretty smooth overall.

The mouthfeel is creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Great mouthfeel for the style. Overall it was a very flavorful and drinkable beer. I really liked the little bit of rye flavor in it. Very solid beer all around, especially for the style.

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Photo of Sriley
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BillRoth
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of M1k3y
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBikeRepeat
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of abuliarose
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to PaulV for shipping this one up! Poured into a fluted pint glass, revealing ruddy deep brown body over decently tall, quickly dissipating off-white head. Some bubbles, a little lacing. Smells nice and smoky with good malt presence and a little orange zest and dark chocolate on the nose. Slight kiss of fruit. Very nice smelling!!!

Tastes rich and mealy with some raw chocolate character and decently light roasted notes. Full of savory flavor. Slight bitter ending, a little peppery with a touch of citrus hop presence. Carbonation is thicker and tingly on an otherwise watery smooth light-bodied beer. Full in flavor, but decently drinkable. An overall winner.

This may be my favorite Yazoo brew to date. I'm not good enough yet to pick out the rye's role, but I like it more than others with rye that I've tried.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sly Rye Porter from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 299 ratings.
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