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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from East End Liquors, Knoxville. Dirt cheap too. I think this was $4.99. Not factoring that into the score, but it’s a great price for a very nice beer if you can get this regularly. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of smoke, citrus, roasted malts. The taste is smoke, chocolate, roast, citrus hops, mild nuttiness. Thin-medium bodied, good balance, lingering roast and smoke. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber from trade with springslicker. I have kind of given up on smoke beers after being mostly disappointed by them. But not this one. Perfect balance of smoke in aroma. Not overpowering. Some ash and wood with smoke. Taste is an underlying brown/porter with slight smoke and acidity. Better as it warms. Thanks jay glad I got to try this long time want

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Smokey aroma, some fruity licorice. Taste is very smokey, caramel and toffee. Little sticky and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ,,, thin tan lacing ... soft funky malt ... light smoke nose ,,, dark swet roast .. dark meaty smoke malt .. light fruits ... light fruits ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (427) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
2010 Vintage. Ar: Tar, dark chocolate, a bit of licorice - coffee, slight sherry. Ap: Black center with brown edges, opaque - very small tan head with no retention, leaves just a thin ring and slight web. T: Coffee and char up front, lightly sweet - mild smoke and warm, clean alcohol - beachwood smoke, dark cocoa - medium-low bitterness, slightly herbal and earthy - burnt caramel and toffee - touches of sherry oxidation. P: Medium-full body with medium carbonation, very smooth and creamy - finish is medium-dry. O: Delicious imperial smoked porter - the age has really melded the flavors and the oxidation is just right - still a fair amount of smoke, and it blends beautifully with the coffee, chocolate, char, and caramel flavors - the mouthfeel is wonderful, too.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours jet black with a decent sized tan head that left a little lacing. Aromas weren’t as prevalent as I thought they’d be but consisted of smoked meat and roasted malt. Flavors were more of the same along with some dark fruit--mostly cherry. Nice lasting bitterness with a medium body. A good beer with no flaws to speak of.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
this was a smoked beer? meh. definitely needs to be smokier than this. ive had better.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750 mL bottle. Black in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of smoked bacon which is one of the things in life that makes me salivate any time I smell it (this beer is no exception). My mouth waters very time I take a whiff. It’s sad...I know. The initial taste is like biting into a hunk of smoked honey ham...how in the hell!! (Crap! These folks have figured out my weakness!) the flavor fades to smoke, leather, and and roasted malts. This beer makes you think..."maybe my dream of liquid bacon really can come true!"...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black, and cashew colored head. The smell is bacon, smoked meats, smoke, roasted malts, ham, dust, and burnt. The taste is meat, malty, rich, smoke, ash, and bbq.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiMuBai (174) - - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a deep rich dark brown. Smokey aroma with a deep tan head. Subtle smokey flavor with a hint of chocolate and a smooth finish.


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