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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (936) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3786) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1108) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at my place with group. Pours motor oil black. Aroma is malt smoke, burnt. Taste is malt light chocolate, big smoke roast. Finish medium. Very interesting, unique and well crafted beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Chaney. Thank you Brandon. The beer is a deep, dark mahogany, appearing black in low light. Opaque. Atop the beer is a half inch of oily beige head. The aroma offers chocolate, roast, licorice, molasses, smoke. Smoke and roast with lovely chocolates. Fabulous aroma and flavor. Medium bodied and a bit chewy, coating the palate. Smooth and creamy with fairly low carbonation. A terrific beer and superb example of a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1680) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Picked up a bottle in Chattanooga. Pours black with light brown head. Sole chocolate and roast. Smoke. I understand this beer is to style. But I'm not a fan of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of smoked and roasted malts, some dough, and some light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Pours a black color with a tan head and Nice lacing. Aroma is nice and malty. Taste is smoky and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by caterwaul. Black color. Nice thin light brown head. Good spread of dotty lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Awesome level of smoke to this. Nice lighter chocolate, good robust lightly dark fruity flavors. Moderate roast. Good moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Nothing over the top or gimmicky about this, it’s all in balance, for me... But it’s the perfect amount of everything. Smoke, chocolate, roast.. Very well-balanced, but big, imperial smoked porter. Good wood and fruity notes (light earthy cherry flavors)

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