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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle from Highland Package in Birmingham. Bottled on date is... blank. Pours black with a think light tan head. Nose is smoky at first, with wood notes... but the beer opens up to show more complex chocolate and dark fruits. Lovely beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2873) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DesertDevil (629) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle brought from Tennessee by my wife. A: Black body, creme colored head. Lacing. N: Campfire, black olive, coffee, cocoa, char, phenols, more smoke, beef jerky. T: Smokey, bitter and then amply sweet. M: Medium body, prickly carbonation, alcohol is hidden well. O: A contender to Alaskan Smoked Porter. Big and burly porter all around; quote enjoyable if you like the smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at the Charlottesville Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of light coconut, chocolate, roast. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, bitter roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4451) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Smoke, prosciutto nose. Cola brown , medium body. Smoke, ash, wood. Medium body, easy carbonation. Robust malt bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2086) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Large format bottle dated January 27, 2015. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is smokey/roasty slightly dry malt, medium body, medium/light carbonation, creamy texture, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is roasty malt, chocolate, smoke, wood, some herbal hops, some coffee, and dry finish. I would say the style is more imperial porter than smoked, but the smoke does compliment the other flavors. For those who like dryer beers this is next level stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2144) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Suttree. Pretty much black with a resilient milky tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, roast, and molasses. Taste is a really nice balance of roasty bitterness and smoke. Medium bodied and creamy smooth. Excellent choice to send. Thanks Phil!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2015
It poured a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of burnt malts, some light cigar smoke with chocolate and a alcohol. The taste was of smoke with some vanilla and sweet malts with more alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swilson2 (15) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Cherrywood on the nose, wonderful body and a subtle smokiness that lingers on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (953) - - FEB 8, 2015
Black pour, decent sized head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate dominated by huge smoke in both aroma and taste. Thick body. Fairly good but the smoke was too much for me.


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