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A trademark beer of the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s master brewer, Ty Levis, the State Pen Porter has every reason to be one of his favorites. It is flavorful, swimming with notes of nuts and chocolate; it is drinkable, so drinkable that it is almost as if pint after pint were drinking itself; and it packs a punch, so much so that its drinkability rapidly gives way to a euphoric intoxication that only a true Porter drinker can understand. Malts: 2-row pale, 30-37 l. Crystal, 70-80 l. Crystal, Chocolate. Hops: Cluster, Cascade, Willamette.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from mydude
Pours basically black with a medium sized & well retained head.

The aroma is roasty & a touch chocolaty but not without some hop fruitiness. Inviting, pleasant, & very quintessential "American" porter.

The flavor is similarly enjoyable in that roasty/coffee/hoppy kind of way. Nicely bitter all around... a touch chocolaty but really nicely hoppy, both fruity & a touch piney in that aspect.

Quite enjoyable, thanks Sam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3603) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours dark brown with a crimson hue and a small tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, cocoa, mellow roast and cream. It has a smooth medium body with soft carbonation. The taste has very dark chocolate, mild earthy hops, roasty malt, vanilla and light char The finish has some spicy / earthy hops. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 The color is a clear and very dark brown with a large tan head, and the aroma is roasted, chocolate, and caramel malts with vanilla. The taste is mildly sour, slightly umami, and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses a thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a finish that is reminiscent of melted chocolate ice cream.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3081) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pour is a black with a large white head. Aroma is a nice chocolate fudgy malt. Flavor is again a decent chocolate malt with a decent char black malt. After the swallow that nice burnt malt is left on the tongue. This was a tasty porter and way better than this brewers pale ale I just had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (481) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Draft. Nice deep almost black color. Small head. Taste didn’t have the depth of the really good porters but was still roasty and malty. A little thin in the body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
poured intense, nearly impenetrable chocolate brown with dissipating tan foam. Hoppy nose with roasted chocolate malts coming up as it warms. The hops play the front, with a smooth palate and nice bitter roasted finish. Maybe a bit thin but pretty tasty

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1308) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours dark brown to black with two fingers of tan head. Lots of chocolate and some roast. Pretty sweet. Creamy. Medium bodied. Very nice porter!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veeks (54) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
A tasty porter that is a little thin but still has nice sweet malt and deep roast

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2/03/2014: Santa Fe State Pen Porter... Dark and opaque; semi-sweet chocolate and caramelized malt in the aroma; flavor is a wonderful blend of caramelized malt with just a touch of roast and char, chocolate (cocoa and semi-sweet), molasses, and a twist of licorice; moderate sweetness and enough soft, grassy, floral hops to balance the malt; luxurious texture and medium-full body; this is an excellent classic porter; DELICIOUS! 12 fl. oz. bottle (6.4% ABV) from Brian. Thank you! Rating #222 for this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (880) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. Smells a bit of chocolate and hints of roast. Taste is hints of chocolate, coffee, and roast. Medium-bodied with smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Santa Fe State Pen Porter finishes with a mild semi sweetness.


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