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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NC_LOCO (12) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Dark pour with a with a fluffy tan head and drippy lace. Aroma is smoked malts. Chocolate and smoke. I wasnt expecting much from this but is was really solid stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
tasting on 8/20/11. black pour with a light tan head. smoke / roast nose - really nice level of smoke on this one. medium body, sweet, smoke, citrus. sweet light bitter finish with lingering smoke.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5562) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Rich, smoky aroma has coffee, molasses, nutty and yeasty notes. It pours an opaque sable with a thick and fluffy light tan head. Flavor has a firm roast coffee tone as well as nutty, caramel and semi-sweet chocolate notes and a hint of licorice. Full-bodied texture is smooth as almond milk and only slightly fizzy. Finish is smoky with chocolate and nutty tones, and the tingle is slight and not persistent. However, that is the beers weakest aspect, and does not make it any less enjoyable. If you are a stout/porter fan, look for it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (4115) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Received in trade from GPHarris, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a dark brown/black color with a thinnish tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Smells of roasted campfire mixed with a bit of chocolate and caramel. Smell is really malty sweet with hints of cherry, plum, and a touch of alcohol. Thick chewy mouthfeel with a full body and very light carbonation. Taste is caramel and fruit right up front before the smoked malt takes over. A bit of earthy hop bite comes in then some alcohol followed by a long lingering roasted finish with hints of smokey phenol. Wow this one was good! I love it when something flys in under the radar and wows me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Small light brown head with fair retention and little lacing. Almost black in color. Roasty, smokey, little phenols, wood. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, oily on the palate. Rich, chocolatey smokyness, dry malts, caramel, roast and some smoked meaty notes as well. Finish is dry, long and fairly rich. Props to jzzbassman for the bottle! Thanks dude!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle pours a deep brown and opaque body with a two finger tan head. Good retention and patchy lacing. Aroma of campfire smoke, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate. Creamy carbonation supports a slightly fuller than medium body. Taste has elements of smoked meats, almost like good barbecue, earthy hops, campfire smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee. Reminds me of the smoked beers from Bamberg. Best Tennessee beer Ive ever tasted by a longshot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (2117) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom. Pours pitch black with a little tan head. The aroma is mellow chocolate and coffee, licorice, and a faint but distinct smoky note, like salted meat or a cook fire. The flavor is very sweet up front, with the smoke adding a bitterness and spiciness to the finish. The palate is light to medium, smooth and clean. Overall, a subdued smoked beer, and a nice porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours black, smoke and grease aromas. Not as thick, but certainly as smokey and boozy as can be expected. Understated carbonation. Dangerously easy drinking, fairly one dimensional, a little roast and mollasses and complex smoke (cherry wood). Alcohol warming.Bottle from Tim S IP.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Huge thanks to Photekut for sending me a couple of bottles of this beer. You are a true Beer Advocate! Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass with a one finger frothy light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Smokey, roasted malt aroma with hints of burnt toast, charcoal, BBQ, bacon and burnt wood. Underneath the smoked malt there are hints of chocolate, caramel, oatmeal and nut as well as some earthy hops. Smells nice ans smokey without being one dimensional with the chocolate notes really standing out. Medium boded, on the fuller end with a nice toasted/smokey character that lingers throughout over the bitter dark malt notes and earthy hops into a slightly sweet, yet dry, finish. Roasty and smokey up front with hints of charcoal and hickory smoked BBQ which lingers long into the aftertaste. Slightly burnt tasting but the sweet notes and hop bitterness prevent it from becoming acrid and one dimensional. Underneath the smoke there is a nice bittersweet dark chocolate malt character along with hints of toffee, oatmeal and coffee bean. The hops compliment the dark chocolate malt, adding a nice dry, earthy bitterness toward the end of the palate. Very smokey but still complex and flavorful. One of the better smoked beers Ive had in a while. Recommended!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2011
This poured a darker brown color almost black, with a small beige head. Aroma was almost all liquid bacon, just smoke peaty, meat, and some leeather too. Flavor was a bit subdued compared to the aroma, but still very nice meaty smokey flavors. Great beer.


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