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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (3896) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2012
12 oz, 64 degrees F in a snifter.

A - Pours black and a 2 finger tan head.

S - smoked malts and chocolate. Hint of raisins.

T - Campfire throughout. Hint of dark fruits, some sweetness but it’s a smoked beer UGH. not my cup of tea. It’s still pretty balanced.

M - Heavy body, medium carbonation

O - I wasn’t expecting much from this. I like the cherry but still..not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
From notes. On tap at Bell’s Funvitational on September 12. The pour is a dark brown, lots of ruby shining through with a soapy tan head and a decent lace. The aroma is incredibly smoky. You’d swear it was a campfire! It almost smells like a lager also, over a porter. Strong smoked malts and not a lot else. A little chocolate maybe? The flavor is really smoky. I’m drinking a campfire. The smoke dominates. Some light chocolate but it’s all smoked malts and maybe a hint of roasted coffee. The mouth feel is light and well carbonated. The malts linger, but the smoke fades. Aftertaste is malty and chocolate. I like the finish better than the actual beer. Too much smoke for me. Not too bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (619) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Sample at Funvitational. Aroma is light malt, smoke. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head. Taste is smoky, lots of roasted malt, coffee. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation. Overall, a very impressive offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6533) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Nashville, TN. - Craft Brewed - 22 oz bomber. Deep dark brown thick khaki nice lace. Molasses light chicolate in the aroma. Flavor is similar, some smooth smoky notes molasses dates a touch of chocolate. Thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4145) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottled on : 1.06.15. Brun acajou avec une tête un peu plus pâle. Une dentelle est observable. Au nez, délicats parfums de côtes levées sur le grill avec une sauce composée de cerises, de chocolat, de mélasse et, subtilement, d’épices BBQ. Au goût, un mélange adéquat de cerisier qui brûle, de chocolat, de fumée sucrée, de malts rôtis sur le charbon de bois, de tabac aromatisé, de viande séchée de bœuf, de houblons terreux et de jambon salé. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps moyen-mince avec un pétillement actif et une texture légèrement huileuse. Une finale fumée, salée, teintée par le tabac, viandeuse, boisée, fruitée, amère. Bière (93 IBUs) très intéressante, toute en finesse, peu excessive mais complexe, plutôt facile à boire et qui cache admirablement bien son 9% d’alcool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
The head is surprisingly dense and creamy considering the body isn’t particularly creamy. There’s definite smoke here, but it’s balanced. We’ll done. Chocolate malt is equal to the smoke. Not overly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Savor 2015. I mentioned I really wanted to try this and Yazoo gave me a bit larger pour than normal...thanks! Nice amount of smokiness, nice mbitterness, just really a damn tasty brew. Favorite thing I had at Savor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Aromas are sweet chocolate, burnt wood, and smoked ham. Tastes the same but with some added vanilla and a touch of cookie dough. Top notch smoked stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Thanks a lot beerbluesandbbq, the Vols were the better team! Perfectly black body with a medium orange tinted tan head. Subtle sweet smoke with some pancake notes. There is also some stone fruit, like prunes. The taste is sweet raisins and smoke with bits of tobacco. I got a bit of almonds in the finish. An overall smooth and well balanced beer that is on the sweeter end for a porter. The warming booze is only an afterthought with how easy this one is to drink. A solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3189) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin bubbly tan head that leaves moderate bubbly lace. Aroma is nice smoky wood over chocolate and vanilla. Taste of nice dark chocolate and bacon smoke, wow alcohol is well hidden, nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bomber. Super roasty nose with a bunch of acrid smoke and a touch of anise. Dark brown in color much like Diet Coke. Moderate malty flavor to start with only minor smoke (which is a nice surprise given the phenol-heavy aroma), and a touch of green apple. Light body, dry finish. Not too shabby.

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