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RATINGS: 241   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle from Riverside Wine. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. I get mostly chocolate roast on the tongue and nose. I’m not getting much smokiness. Finish lingers a bit. Alcohol is well hidden but does have a nice warming quality.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This beer did not thrill me in the least. It’s a good beer, but not a great beer. Had on tap in Nashville and all around me people were raving about it.....but my friend and I thought it average. A dark brown pour with huge aromas of smoked wood, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Flavour was too much smoke and not enough malt and hops for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
651mL thanks to t0rin0 and Womencantsail via Travlr for my wedding reception. Again, not sure if it really is that good or I was just in a great mood, but at least six of my friends tried this with me and loved it. Black pour with serious carbonation. Big mocha head. Good retention. Smoked character here is unique in that it is incredibly savory like barbecue brisket or ribs rather than sometimes a sweet cherry note common in rauchbier. Taste is clean, mild lactic, heavy coffee and roast, grilled steak and Texas barbecue savory character abounds. Really fantastic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of t0rin0, opened at the GT2-biggirlpanties wedding. My favorite of the wedding. Rich, dark, roasty toasted cocoa. Deserves its reputation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sweet and alcoholic. I expected a bit more smoke, but the mildness of this beer, its vanilla notes and roasted flavor are nice. Josh brought this back with him from Mississippi.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3530) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
22 ounce bottle poured black with aromas of light smoke, ash, earth, and roast. Flabors are roast wih some light ash and smoke. A toich of earth in the aftertaste, not much smoke but a solid beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours black, nice smoky aroma. Some chocolate, lots of smoke on the tongue. Taste like summer campfires. Really pretty good. I like smoked beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Picked it up from the grocery store the other day but I think it says it’s a 2011 bottle? Pours a deep brown with a persistent pillow of light tan head. Aroma is woody, sweet, lightly smoky, a bit of vanilla, and spice. Taste is sweet smoke, vanilla, a dry wood finish. The taste really lasts. Nice and warming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1283) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Deep dark brown pour with a thick mocha head. Nose is of smoke and coffee. Taste is smoked malt with a rich roasty awesomeness. Body is silky. Finish is good smoke that doesn’t overpower. Very solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1255) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from a trade, can't read date. Pours dark opaque brown with a tall dark kahki brown head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, booze, and lots of toasty roasty malt. Big smoke flavor and roasted malts dominate. A but of coffee in the background and not too much bitterness. Blows Stone's versin out if the water. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Goes down easy but certainly not a light beer. Pretty good.


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