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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
If you can drink this beer in prison, I’ll go rob a beer store right now, because this beer was great. Black body, tan head, a great porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor is chocolate. Thin but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2008
12oz Bottle. Pour is a glossy black with a thin head of dark tan cream. Aroma is chocolaty and a touch of roast. Flavor is some bitter dark chocolate and something odd, maybe liquorish. Tight carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2008
The bottle 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle, slight hop notes, light malt aromas. Pours a nice dark brown color with no head. Decent, not as much chocolate as I like in a porter, not too sweet, its decent but nothing fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12 oz bottle via Hellbilly (thanks!). Pours almost black with a large tan head. Nose is sweet, chocolate and raisins. Taste starts with some toffee, then some almonds, plums, raisins, chocolate, lactose, and a bit of soy in the finish. Body is medium, carbonation just right. Very tasty for a porter, a style i do not normally care for. Actually seems more like a Milk Stout, a style i do care for, lol....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2007
A nice creamy dark porter with chocolate and coffee on the nose.Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and nuts.A nice creamy finish.Thank you Santa

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2007
In the bottle from Total Beverage Denver. Pours black as a Christmas stocking coal with a HUGE brown head. Glorious looking beer. Aroma is a strong burnt coffee smell. The flavor is surprisingly delicious. Very rich and roasted. The most interesting thing about it is the smoky finish: It is not like Bamberg smoked malt, but rather an acrolein-like taste of cigarettes!?! Very odd porter. I give it credit for being so different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle from cbkschubert. Jet black pour with very little light transmittance and minimal khaki head. Aroma is Wheaties, brown sugar, figs, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Tastes roasty dark malty, with big Wheaties, brown sugar, fig, nuts, maple syrup, molasses. Rich, very well balanced palate. This is a truly great porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 22, 2007
From a 12-ounce bottle, pours an opaque black color with a fading light brown head and lace. Rich dark malts aroma. Light to medium body with a rich and creamy, full mouthfeel. Even, dark malty flavor moves from slight molassas sweetness to a clean chocolatey finish. Overall, nice.


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