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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to my Dad. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, very clean. The flavor is a strong nutty character followed by some roasted malts, dried cherries, notes of chocolate. The fermentation is very clean. Very little yeast character, this has a lager quality to it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Dark dark brown with bright ruby highlights, tan head and nice lace. Roasted malt aromas with modest coffee and cocoa. Smoky chocolate and coffee flavors with a hint of bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a gentle smoky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a fluffy tan head which fell to a thin layer that left some lace. Roasted malt dominates the nose with a touch of coffee and a sweetness of chocolate. The taste is full of milk chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with a little smokiness and dark fruit. There’s a mild hops presence that provides a little bit of balance. Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, sticky and very dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, soft sandy colored head, frothy, little bits of lacing.   Ashy licorice and prune like aroma.   Some roasted malt character as well.   Lots of ash on the tongue, roastiness and licorice are minor.   Has a bit of stale or earthy prune as well.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes a bit soily, ashy, slight oily prune thats well over ripened with soft roasted malt character.   Not bad.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin and fading tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted pine nuts. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Taste is great, very much like the aroma with a bit of coffee added. Lightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (550) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Nutty, roasted malt flavor with creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish. This is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pint at the Plaza. This is a really satisfying porter, actually. It has an even roasty espresso bittersweetness with judicious hop use. The palate is spot on for the style. Even flavors of cacao and espresso hit the tongue. Finish is balanced and bold enough. This is a good stock American porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triplehopped (32) - - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a dark coffee brown with a medium white/tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Moderately bittersweet. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation on the tongue, slightly bitter finish. Overall, very satisfying and surprisingly sweet; sure pleased one who is not overly fond of porters.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #212. Nice little porter, easy to drink. Light roast. (2601)

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ big tan slowly diminishing creamy head leaving a nice cap w/ good lacing. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is a very light sweet with a subtle bitter finish of short duration. Taste is predominately the roast, which I’d describe as a medium roast, there isn’t a burnt French roast to the beer which to me is nice. Subtle coffee and chocolate notes. This is a solid straight forward porter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and light alcohol in the finish.


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