Sue | Yazoo Brewing Company

816 Ratings

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite smoked beers. Very nice smokiness to the aroma, but not overpowering. The chocolate and roasted malt flavors are complimented nicely by the smoke in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking for the style. Excellent beer overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours pitch black with a velvety one finger tan head. Pretty good head retention with some nice wispy lacing

A really nice mix of roast, chocolate, and smoke on the nose. There is almost a burnt character to the nose but it is not overdone. A really nice balance there and just very rich all around.

Big shot of smoke up front in the taste along with lots of roast and velvety chocolate. I really like the cherry wood and the smokyness is very gentle and not burnt and medicinal as is sometimes the case with smoked porters. Big, chewy mouthfeel with moderate stickyness. Definitely a sipper.

Overall, I really like this beer. I am a bit fan of smoked beers anyways and this one just does it right with a great balance between the smoke and roast. Even thought this is brewed in my home state, I can't get it where I live. A shame because I would buy this on a regular basis.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from a trade, can't read date. Pours dark opaque brown with a tall dark kahki brown head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, booze, and lots of toasty roasty malt. Big smoke flavor and roasted malts dominate. A but of coffee in the background and not too much bitterness. Blows Stone's version out if the water if you ask me. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Goes down easy but certainly not a light beer. Pretty good stuff and I would have this again for sure. They really combined the right amount of smoke with the right amount of sweet from the malts.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to richj1970 for this bottle.

A - Pitch black pour (big surprise) and a thick lacing ring that's toffee colored. When I swirl the tulip there's a generous amount of tiny cascading bubbles dashing to the surface and sticks on the side of the glass.

S - Black licorice, light molasses, dark roasted malt, and bittersweet chocolate.

T - Follows the nose - flavorful and even across the entire sip. Bittersweet chocolate malt, molasses, and black licorice with a little bit of smoke. Flavor lingers for a short period of time from a coating of licorice and molasses in the mouth.

M - Full medium body, gentle carbonated presence, and some smokiness and surprisingly little to no alcohol warming on the way down.

O - Very glad for the opportunity to try this beer, it got better as it warmed to room temperature.

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Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 816 ratings.
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