jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Knoxville Brewers Jam-on tap-pours a rich brown head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is ashy/peat-dark malt, northwest hops. Taste is ashy/peat-sweet dark malt, northwest hops. A bit big for me, but good.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2009 Knoxville Brewers Jam. Pours black-brown with beige head. Aroma is strong roasted barley, some chocolate, some light smoke and caramel. The flavor is a nice beef jerky type smokiness, robust and tasty. A chocolate sweetness lies beneath it. I’m very happy with this.
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 The sue is pitch black in body, small head with a good, smoked aroma to it while the beer give a nice smoke, caramel mixed in with chocolate malts, it’s well balanced but the smoke flavor is a bit overpowering. good beer and taste better when it warms up a bit
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 Sue is an exceptionally balanced smoked porter that any beer lover should experience. It pours a deep, dark brown with a lacing tan foam. Aromas are of smoke, roasted grains, malts, barley, and chocolate with just enough hops for balance. The rich flavors burst of cherry, cedar, roasted malt, and more smoke. Yazoo has been tinkering with this recipe for some time now. With their first bottling, they seem to have really hit the nail on the head.
2nd bottle. OK I just rated this and had another bottle. Sad to say that there seems to be a lot of bottle variation with this beer. 2nd bottle from another case was not nearly the stand out that the first was. Oops. Thought Yazoo had figured things out. May be not....
3rd bottle and beyond....While the 2nd bottle I tasted was not up to the first. Every tasting past the 2nd has easily been exceptional. Bumping my score back up again after bringing it down. Permanently as well.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Rauchbier style ale - takes some getting used to. Acquired taste. But I like it. Thanks for the Christmas gift.
Darugo (4) - USA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this one at the Music City Brewers Festival. Stong ans tasty. Dark and malty. Sweet with a hop finish for balance.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Pours dark brown with a thick creamy light tan head. Aroma of peaches, wood, roast malt, honey and toffee. Taste is smoke, chocolate and toffee. Medium thin body with a lingering roast finish. Re-rate on the bottle. Has a thicker body, much creamier, lots of hops to go with it. A little too hoppy maybe for a smoked Porter, almost reminds me of Stone or Sierra products. Definitely better and probably even better with a few months of age on it. .... Another bottle, much less texture than what I am used to, kind of a murky watery flavor and texture.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009
Source:Rerate from one of the new bottles, after the recipe change.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a thick brown head.
Aroma:Roasted malt, meat, smoke and some cherry earthiness.
Flavor:Heavy roasted malt flavors, with a pronounced cherry smokiness.
Palate:Much fuller body than the original recipe, but not so much body that it graduates into the Imperial Stout category. Slightly lower carbonation than the original.
Overall:In the great context of things, this was pretty disappointing. It is great that we finally can get high alc Yazoo brews, but this needed more body. The first part was my original comments. I wanted to praise Linus and the gang for addressing the seemingly consistent opinon of the original beer, making the changes and churning out the BEST beer that has come from Yazoo. This beer excites the shit out of me, because it shows the tremendous potential of Yazoo on the National scene. They aren’t there yet, but this beer should make Nashville proud.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, smoke, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruits. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, subtle chocolate, and earthiness.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Pours a lacing tan head with a dark brown body. Aromas of smoke and roast. Flavors of roasted grain, b/c description says cherry, I want to say cherry flavor, but truth is it makes me think of cedar. Bacon leading into dark chocolate. Smoky. Finish is silky, bitter, leading to sticky lips.