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Sue | Yazoo Brewing Company

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SueSue
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4.12/5
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831 Ratings
SueSue
BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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%.

Added by ckeegan04 on 07-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,941
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
831
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
198
Trade:
21
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Photo of Zythophile
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: purchased a year ago
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Can't get any more black. Can't get any more opaque. The head does have a brown tinge.

First scent I get is olive oil. Most of the rest of it is charcoal. Odd combination, especially considering the style. As it warms up, there's more wood (of an undetermined type) than char.

Taste is bitter chocolate, like the 90+% kind. Lots of smoked wood, and it's far more pleasant than the nose seems to suggest. Powdered coffee creamer, although it's not as dairy-ish as it should be. I'll concede that there's a little fig back there, but it's really concentrated, if ultimately weak. It does get better, even slightly sweet, as it warms up.

Carbonation is moderately coarse and slightly prickly. Aftertaste is smoky fruit, at least to me.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WangFire
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aletrailky81
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryMills
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer, honestly I was expecting it to be overly Smokey but its not.. Its still a good smooth porter with just a hint of smoke..

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Photo of larryi86
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Blind tasting
Based off of the nose and looks I am thinking it is a porter over 8%, initial rating are based on that style in mind

A- Black with a two finger mocha head. 4.25

S- Bakers chocolate, some smoked malts, roasted coffee, touch of pale malts, some piney hops. 4.25

T- Smoked malts, hints of wood, an almost meat like quality to to the smokiness, touch of sweet malts and dark fruits, some dark chocolate, roasted coffee. 4.5

M- Smooth, full body, chewy. 4.5

O- A very well done smoked porter/stout. Big flavors without be overly smoky. Would definitely pick this up if I had the chance, seems like a good beer to age. 4.25

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Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mychalg9
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crawmcgraw
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattsucks
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, no apparent date:
Pours easily into the glass, the black body filling about 60% of the glass as the head strains to crest the lip. A nice light brown head that seems creamy but falls at a moderate pace. Thick tan collar doesn't provide any lacing, but does give a little show of froth on each sip.

Wondering if the bottle was originally clear before the fire struck the warehouse, turning the glass brown and the beer a nice, lingering smoked note - like the fire was out long ago, but the smoke was not let to escape quickly. I more coffee-leaning malt roastiness sneaks through this, but it does have a woody to maybe just slightly citrusy hop note.

A bit watery up front, while the flavors seem to sit back, figuring out how to hit my palate. The smoke starts walking towards me first, yelling across the field. As I really start to hear what he is yelling, a charge of all flavors comes - light brownie, weak coffee, cigar tobacco, and smokiness from a smoker in the backyard on the weekend. A little on the malty side in front behind the shroud of smoke, it becomes bitter in the back - citrus rind and lightly charred wood (no doubt smoke influenced).

I think I am a fan of cherry wood smoked beers. Made one with a friend once, and am getting a little bit of what I thought I had forgotten about that beer. If this beer had a little more feel - either heft or carbonation - to go with the nice flavor levels, it'd probably be get a tenth or more points from me.

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Photo of JDizzle
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from 22-ounce bottle into a small snifter. Deep brown coffee-colored pour, with a couple of fingers of tan head. Complex aromas and flavors of dark roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate, and light smoke, plus a little fruity tartness. Medium bodied, with a mouthfeel that becomes slightly silky as the beer warms from fridge temperature. Finish is on the dry side, with a touch of tannic astringence and a little lingering burnt-coffee bitterness. There is a box on the label for the bottling date, which on my sample had been left blank. Very smooth after a year of cellaring, with almost no alcohol presence. Overall, an outstanding and flavorful Baltic porter.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottiethebody
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 831 ratings
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