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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A rich, chocolaty English Porter with a clean finish. We use the finest floor-malted Maris Otter malts from England, the same malts used for the best single-malt scotch. A portion of malted rye gives a spicy, slightly dry finish. OG: 14.40 Plato FG: 3.8 Plato IBUs: 28 SRM: 29 5.7% abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2009
(draft at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) black with tan head. Aroma of roast malt. Flavor is roast malt, roast grain/rye, coffee. Dry fiinsh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2009
Black pour with a half-inch beige head. Grainy rye aroma. Flavor is dark roasted malt and rye, lightly sweet and smooth. Dry finish. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Draft sample at the Free the Hops 2009 Blastoff Party. Poured black with a tan head that has a thin layer lasting. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malts with a faint hint of rye as it warms. The flavor found toasted malts and chocolate. Full body with a malty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2009
On tap at Gaylord Opry Hotel. Pours dark brown, with hint of red. Decent head. Great aroma, malty, even a hint of coffee. Flavour is a bit toned down, compared to aroma, and is really smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3766) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Originally sampled at the brewery, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this available on draft at the Belcourt Theater. Great clear chestnut body with red highlights and good light tan sustainable head. Light coffee and toasted malt aroma. Biscuit, toasty, nutty, earthy flavors. Very good at first, but didnt hold up as I drank more of it. Pretty good though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
on tap-pours a white ring for a head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is medium/dark malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is medium/dark malt-roasty/chocolate, secondary (sour?) fruit, grainy/earthy hops. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5035) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Black pour with hints of red, creamy tan head and lace. Burnt coffee on the nose mostly. Toasted malt, chocoffee flavor with caramel. A light/medium bitter and a hint of semi sweet at the end. A tad fizzy and thin. A more than solid offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2008
On draught in the taproom. Poured a deep red/almost black color with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a roasted malt base. Flavor reflected the aroma, with a dry bitter end. Medium/full bodied with mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2008
had this off draft from a tasting recently. the appearance is definitely porter. it’s aroma is very dark and mysterious, a little bit of chocolate and hints of coffee, but also more caramel and roasted malt flavors shining through. I paired this with a smoked brat, and the two couldn’t have been more harmonious unless it was dipped in dark chocolate. The rye, while noticed, did not add nor detract too much from the overall flavor of the beer. I personally think this is my favorite brew by Linus and crew.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MRCHARLIE (2) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2007 does not count
Beautiful garnet hue. Spicy mouthfeel with a balanced sweet/dry finish. This brew is on the higher end of ABV offered by Yazoo. This beer is my personal favorite, but the recipe is very similar to other microbrewed Rye Ales in other parts of the country.


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