Sue | Yazoo Brewing Company

SueSue
BA SCORE
4.12/5
824 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:
#1,900
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
824
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
197
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 824 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Mojo
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber into snifter

A - pours up a rich brown, almost black with a towering tan head that lasts for awhile and produces some lacing.

S - the nose is sort of weak to me and is the weak link in this beer. I get a little bit of sweet molasses and not much else.

T - Impressive. At 9% this offering ought to have a perceptible alcohol burn, but the booze is hid very well. This is a malt forward offering with caramel, chocolate, and cola notes finishing with a mild bitterness and a pervasive smokiness that permeates the wholeness of the palate.

M - loaded with carbonation and a pleasing feel in the mouth, not much aftertaste considering how big of a beer this is.

O - This beats Stone's Smoked Porter to pieces.

 726 characters

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass. Bottling date of 01. NOV1 ? Someone else's review listed a bottling date of November 1, 2012 so I will assume that that is the bottling date for this particular bottle. Puts this at 13 months old. Let's see if the smoke has faded shall we.

A- Pours and nice medium heavy thick black with a light tan, medium level pillowy head that dissipated slowly to a thin film.

S- Some light to medium smoke a some sweet dark roasts similar to a milk stout. Wondering how the smoke is on a fresh one of these.

T- More of the light to medium smoke and a lot of sweet roast malts, again very similar to a milk stout. Not getting a real "assertive bitterness from Galena and Perle hops" as promised on their website, perhaps the age has taken that away. Still a very tasty beer. The ABV is quite well hidden and this beer is surprisingly drinkable.

M- A nice medium mouthfeel and surprisingly easy drinking, the smoke isn't too overpowering.

O- A very good beer but can't help but wonder what the year of aging has done to it. Would the smoke and bitterness be more amped up if it were fresh, probably. As it is, it seems more of a smoked milk stout, which isn't a bad thing. Got this one as an extra in a trade so I feel lucky to try this highly rated beer that is out of my distribution area.

 1,334 characters

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of tmneyer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber serve red in a Bruery Snifter Tulip on Thanksgiving day 2013

Appearance- 2 fingers of mocha head with tiny tight bubbles. Jet black in color with nice lacing.

Smell- Some smoke with a nice hop bite. Has that porter smell to an extreme. Solid!

Taste- Lots going on here. Mocha hits the front of the tongue, followed by a sharp hop bitterness and finished with a nice mellow smokeyness.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with works very nicely with the flavors especially the hops.

Overall- A super solid smoked porter that uses great balance which makes for a nice complex porter.

 586 characters

Photo of firedwarftj
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of billab914
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

 247 characters

Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of chippo33
1/5  rDev -75.7%

Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of wshell1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of rangerred
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

 925 characters

Photo of Benny3000
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of emottram
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of swgwilt
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of rye_so_serious
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 824 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.