Sue | Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
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854 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:
#2,116
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
854
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
201
Trade:
21
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 854 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottled 4/1/15 at 41 degrees into tulip
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, hint of smoke at 41 degrees, mostly gone as the glass warms to 48 degrees. The chocolate becomes more prominent at 48 degrees.
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy/creamy, diminishing to 5 mm frothy ring and partial frothy layer
Lacing fair – some broken archipelagoes of small to medium bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor begins with roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and more prominent smoke than evidenced in the nose but still much less than in a rauch beer. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, initially creamy but seems to become more watery as it warms, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75

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Photo of torwart68
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fabiand
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RajaSTL
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer, but there's no way this is 9% ABV. Pretty sure it's like their original version 7-7.5%.

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Photo of Drifter1
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
2.94/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had at Savor 2015 in DC. Very unfortunate plastic off flavor. Will need to come back and try a better batch in the future.

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Photo of derekgw123
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gathersome
2.74/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours dark and the foamy head has a sweet smell. The taste is very smoky and has a nice blend of smoky malt, and a mix of hops that really comes off with a lot of flavor. There is not much carbonation, I think what's in there, goes to form the head. Anyway, this beer goes down smooth, and if you belch, you will taste some grill smoke.

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Photo of 30helens
3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer was not for me.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

just a lovely beer, glad I got it as an extra in a trade

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Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bisco42
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, a very solid beer. Upon my first sip I got a little bit of smoke and lots of coffee and chocolate notes. There was a little bit of fruitiness, but it was perfectly balanced with the other flavors. For a beer with such a high % ABV, it didn't taste overly boozy either, which I rather liked.

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Photo of Jas45678
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 854 ratings