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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (725) - - JAN 22, 2014
Black pour, wispy light brown head. Nose is big chocolate, burnt wood, some smoked lunch meats. Taste is chocolate, smoked malts, roastiness. Slightly bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel but pretty thin and watery.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (291) - - JAN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Dark. Nice amount of foam. Strong smoak taste. Alcohol is hardly noticable. A bit thin beer, not much depth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ Trade by StFun ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, berry - cherries, smoke, tobacco, light peat. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, smoke, dry, wood. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20131118]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (304) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours black with a decent tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of smoked meat, bready malt, cocoa and coffee. Taste is cocoa, smoked wood, hints of coffee and toasted white bread. Long but dry finish of roasty malts and cocoa with a nice earthy hop resin in the background. Like others have said the alcohol is well hidden. There is no alcohol taste or burn I’d expect with a 9%er. Full bodied, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Excellent beer here! Exemplary of the style! Yazoo is missing the boat, they’d do great on a national level.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerbewa (211) - - NOV 27, 2013
Had 10 oz at mellow mushroom. Good aroma and really nice smoker flavor. Did not taste boozy for a 9% beer. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lupulucid (188) - - NOV 18, 2013
While billed as a smoky beer, Sue does not have the offensive over toasted malt of many similarly described beer. Malt is rich and balanced by hops. Higher gravity and toasted malt flavor add creaminess which is especially evident in the vigorous head. There is some modest complexity and a fairly long clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled May 2012 It’s dark brown on black with a hourglass shaped tan silkscreen. Smells of smoke, prunes, cocoa, hersheys syrup, a little dates as well as vanilla. Flavor is smoke, leather, sweet dark malts, some dried dates and a touch of prune juice. Full bodied with a silky feel and a dry finish. Good beer, really good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (923) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3768) - - OCT 20, 2013
bottle. black with a small brown head and good retention. dark chocolate and roasted barley aroma. flavor is lightly smoked with roast and dark chocolate notes. full and oily palate. no sign of 9%. great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1067) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Great if you like smoked. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is a smokehouse. Taste follows nose. Lots of roasted/burnt malt.


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