bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep brown-amber pour with a nice cream head and good lacing. Sweet and slightly smoked malts, smoked cherry wood, a bit of burnt brown sugar, toffee, bittersweet chocolate and java in the aromas. The taste is much like the aroma with a nice initial sweet-slightly smokiness, hint of smoked cherry, then a bit of cocoa and java followed by a decent hops presence. Big nice smoked porter - I loved it. My favorite Tennessee beer. Period.
Swilson2 (15) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cherrywood on the nose, wonderful body and a subtle smokiness that lingers on the finish.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful in color, taste, aroma, and overall impression. Nicely done drank at suttrees in knoxville tn
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanks illinismitty! Pours black with a tall frothy tan head. Roasted barley and coffee nose with light hints of licorice and smoked malt. Flavor is rich and wonderful with tons of roasted and chocolate malts, mildly sweet bread flavors and a nice wallop of smoked malt and cured meat in the finish. Why have I never heard of this stuff before? This is a permanent want.
MetalNHopHead (1456) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
"Well it was Gatlinburg in mid-July / And I just hit town and my throat was dry / I thought I’d stop and have myself a brew / At an old saloon on a street of mud / There at a table, dealing stud / Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me Sue" - Johnny Cash, "A Boy Named Sue." Life may not be easy for a beer named Sue, but it sure drinks easy. Sue is more of a malt bomb than a smoky beer. The smoke is only a savory whisper in the roasty aroma. It’s only an element in the flavor profile. It adds just a touch of woody meatiness to the toasted malt, coffee, and chocolate notes. Did I say woody meatiness? That sounds weird. Ah well. Full-bodied and warm yet very mellow. If only I’d gotten to taste this beer with the brisket I enjoyed hours earlier. Still, Sue is perfectly fine all by itself.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is heavy smoke. Almost like a campfire. The cherry-wood offers the lightest hint of sweetness, and the malts come through near the finish. Flavor is roasty and smokey all rolled into one. Very light hops in the middle. Mainly that wonderful smokey and roasty flavor. Outstanding. Big thanks to David for this one.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Lou, a want for quite a while and now I get to enjoy a bottle .. . Pours a black cat brown, very low foam, no lacing .. . aroma of smoke, bbq, fire baked dough, burnt sugar, that melted sugar fruit dessert, and tar .. . mouth is like velvet, the 9% is very well integrated .. . the smoke level is nice, but what makes this a winner is how complex it it .. . i don’t what to write any more, the other half of this beer is waiting, and i don’t have any condoms.. . Voodoo who-do, told ya’ Richy! .. Thanks again Lou!!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Dark brown nearly black, red hints, tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and a light sweet smokiness. The taste is the same big roastiness first, then chocolate, an astringent malt finish. Not really a smoked in that sense of the style but a fantastic porter, the cherry smoked malt gives it a touch of fruitiness. Re-rate. Bottle thanks to Butters. I never had much problem with the original draft version that many thought was thin. So that said, the differences to this beer don’t really make it a better or worse beer in my opinion. It is still a rock solid smoked porter. Dark brown-red, tan head. Smoky aroma, woody, cherry wood, smoky but not ashy or dry, chocolate and roasted malts. Nice bigger body, smooth and creamy. Taste is roasty, sweet chocolate, bitter cocoa, light smoke, cherry wood, lingering ashiness. Original rating 8:4:7:4:16
volbeerman (24) - Madison, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Fantastic beer from my hometown of Nashville, deep, dark, sensual, and delicious.... Enjoy as often as possible folks
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle. Black in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of smoked bacon which is one of the things in life that makes me salivate any time I smell it (this beer is no exception). My mouth waters very time I take a whiff. It’s sad...I know. The initial taste is like biting into a hunk of smoked honey ham...how in the hell!! (Crap! These folks have figured out my weakness!) the flavor fades to smoke, leather, and and roasted malts. This beer makes you think..."maybe my dream of liquid bacon really can come true!"...