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RATINGS: 274   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, bread, roasted malt, and burnt sugar, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Pours a warm dark brown with a reddish hue and a dense light brown head leaving laces. Vinous aroma, vanilla and sweet malts. Medium body with a very soft mouthfeel, roasted malt and vanilla accents. Almost no bitterness in the finish but quite some alcohol. 201008

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting @ Papsoe 20-10-2008] Average brown creamy head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Over the palate came sweet chocolate, mild roasted malt, hint of liquorish. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light counter bitterness. Nice sweet chocolate like malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2008
A nearly perfect black body that shows just a hint of ruby at the edges when held to light. The thin light brown head stays around for a long time. Dark Chocolate and raisins come though in the nose. There is also a little bit of quality coffee. When drinking, I got some coffee and a little bit of peanut shell. There is also a hint of potato skin. A decent porter that is for those that like coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - 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 (1980) - 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 (10883) - 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 (2869) - 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.

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