Sue | Yazoo Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
811 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
Ratings:
811
Reviews:
240
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
192
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 811 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimmiHoffa88
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great overall. The best porter I've had. I wouldn't expect anything less from this brewery.

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Photo of psmith161
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Imsl2013
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was so impressed with this beer that I created an account exclusively to review it. I purchased a bottle from Craft Brewed in Nashville and was not prepared for the gloriousness that ensued. Wonderful and unique scent, taste, and chewy mouthfeel characteristic of a malty stout; an all-around stunning effort. Will buy it whenever and wherever I encounter it. Thanks Yazoo!

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ackeeper
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bbusch
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTaleMan
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark black in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is deep smoke. Black licorice, roasted malt, and faint black cherry show as the beer warms. Medium heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet with roasty bitterness. Complex and tasty. Almost tastes like a meld between a smoke beer and a quad. Very well done. Glad I got a chance to try this one.

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Photo of buzzy
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyledover
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: pour lighter but looks black in the glass. A film of brown head
S: smoke, chewing tobacco and some roasted malt.
T: smoke, roasted malt, bitter sweet chocolate, and slight tobacco aftertaste.
F: not very thick, but appropriate for a porter
O: this one is not for me.

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Photo of stortore
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque, with not very much of a head, some light lacing. Smell is roasted malt, molasses, smoke, caramel, vanilla, some chocolate. Pretty nice aroma. The taste also leads with the roasted malt, cocoa and chocolate pushing a little more to the front, vanilla, caramel, molasses, light licorice. A light bitterness throughout. Pretty smooth, medium body, good level of carbonation.

Solid flavor, great aroma. Did not think it was very smoky, but I seem to be in the minority on that, so go with the majority. Enjoyable to drink. Incredible price point, so it's well worth a purchase.

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Photo of mojuyt
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffdr123
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found this at the Yazoo counter in the Nashville airport, waiting for a delayed plane. Pours dark, dark and a tan thick head. Smells smoky, tastes smokier. Heavier than most porters, and I like it. Smooth and creamy. A little dark cherry and dark chocolate, lots of roasted flavor. It's an imperial, so it's a slow sipper.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Astounding smoked layers. That is Sue. This beastly porter pours a deep black with a
nice light tan head of foam that subsides to a thick ring, thick pool, and fantastic lacing.
Nose of rich smoked malts and layers of subtle coffee and dark cocoa. Flavors follow the
nose with mellow coffee and rich cocoa awash in waves of smoked dark malts with a hint of
dark fruit in the background with a touch of cola. Solid mouth feel, medium light carbonation
and a lightly dry smoky finish with a touch of herbal hops.

Excellent.....little else to say. A real pleasure!

Cheers

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Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark, espresso like appearance with small tan cap and little lacing.

Aroma of deeply roasted malt with touches of dark fruit.

Flavor is heavily influenced by the roasty malt to the extent that other flavor highlights are covered over like a blanket. This singular taste lasts to the finish with lingering coffeeish bitterness in the aftertaste.

Texture is full with a low carbonation level.

This is a heavy powerhouse of a brew in the Baltic Porter style. Over the top roast bitterness for me but the house Guinness fan likes it.

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Photo of Jcorn
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkermitj
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sue from Yazoo Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 811 ratings.
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