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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4595) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a bubbly, light beige head. Smell: Roasty, chocolaty aroma with pleasing, pointed notes of both licorice and black coffee. Taste: Blending of sweet roasty malts along with tastes of coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Restrained roasty bitterness. The chocolate component grows and swells into a choco-coffee finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Quite good! Very tasty and keenly drinkable. I would definitely welcome another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
dark brown almost black, some beige foam. nose is choc, some coffee, and a little sweet roasty something.flavor is choc, some sweetness and an odd tingle on the sides of my tongue, but nice for the most part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma,
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness, light roasted, earthyness for the balance,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
12oz bottle. Very dark brown, light brown creamy head. Wonderful aroma. Nice chocolate, light roast and smoke. Superbulous nose of hops. Flavor is rich, chalky, toasted, and a bit of peat in the end. Light- medium bodied. wonderful nose and nice character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
rom a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a dark brown – close to black color. Smells lovely with coffee and deep roasted malts coming through. Very below average carbonation. First sip is both sweet - all coffee and roasted malts but could use a stronger malt backbone. Weak mouthfeel as it appears to be slightly under carbonated. I would really like to try the Imperial version of this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a solid black color with a brownish looking small head. Roasted malt aroma includes some cocoa, toffee and maybe some coffee. Taste is full of chocolates and hints of smoke. Also some burnt caramel. Mouthfeel was a little lighter than I expected. Light carbonation. The best of the Santa Fe beers I have sampled. Overall, it could have used a tad more body... but was still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 2, 2008
The pour was standard porter, if not a little cola-like. Minimal spots of lace. The aroma was lightly roasted, smoky malt, milk chocolate and some tart fruit. The flavor was milky chocolate and roasted malts. Some tart twang came through as did some cardboard. Decent mouthfeel. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Black with lasting tan ring. Mild chocolaty aroma. Mildly roasted medium chocolate flavor with dark fruit and very mild bitterness with fruity finish. Could use more finish. Medium-full body medium-low carbo, very nice mouthfeel. Overall, decent and sessionable with some overly sweet fruit flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Thanks to bockyhorsey for this bottle. Shared with KAggie97. Deep black pour with no head. Nose is ashy, roasted malts with nut aromas and smoked wood. Flavor is similar, but the palate is a bit watered down, so hard to really enjoy what this beer could be. I agree with KAgg that this brewery always seems to have a good base, but just can get the beers to where they need to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2008
Pours like a parfait from the bottle with almost 4 different layers starting at a thick molasses color and building up to a soapy tan head. Dark cocoa and charcoal on the nose. Suprisingly light body for its appearance with an almost watery coffee flavor.

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