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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (995) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Draught: Poured a deep black asphalt color with a creamy beige head. The aroma very sweet and chocolate. The taste is a sweet chocolate hops dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Thanks to hellbilly for this decent sessionable porter. Pours dark brown with creamy head. Milk chocolate aroma. coffee & nutson the mouthfeel finish’s with a clean coffee flavor. This beer definately becomes a little more complex as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2007
12 oz bottle, via WeeHeavySD. Pours a mostly opaque dark brown body under a small fizzy dark brown head that faded quickly to a thin ring. Aroma is very chocolaty with a light lactose note. Some light coffee and licorice. The flavor is more roasted malt than chocolate with a slightly astringent burnt coffee finish and very light bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a watery texture and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, just your average Porter, nothing distinctive about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlenVargas (141) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2007
The State Pen porter (bottle) pours a jet black (I know it’s brown, but there ain’t no light gettin’ through it) with a substantial tan head. The strong coffee, chocolate, roast nut aromas are suitable for a porter, but the taste might be a little meager. It’s got a little bitterness in the finish, but nothing out of control. State Pen is a really drinkable albeit unremarkable porter; I had no probs with the alcohol. I do, however, have to mention that the State Pen has a really cool label. You can’t really tell from the pic here, but there are two guards in the watchtower. One looks like he has his rifle pointed at an escaping inmate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. No freshness date noted. Dark brown with ruby highlights.
Creamy tan head leaves patchy lace.

Roasty chocolatey aroma, touch of vanilla extract.

Flavor is alcohol, chocolate, vanilla, with a hint of bitter coffee on the finish.

Body was a bit thin and the alcohol was quite noticeable, losing points for overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2007
12 oz bottle. Roasty and chocolate aromas. Black body with tan head. Flavor had a coco and medium roasted toast, oats. Smooth enjoyable porter without the sweetness most have. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor, soft caramel and chocolate, some roasted notes towards the back end, toffee and a little nutty. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
A brown colored beer. roasted malt aroma and there is some nutty flavor as well. Some chocolate, but this is light. A light beer overall, a porter should be thicker. But no flaws and very drinkable due to a smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Found this one at Coaltrain in CO springs, CO. Dark brown color with faint brown head. Coffee and chocolate nose with roasted malt floating around. Semi sweet roasted malt body with the other two flavors from the aroma playing second fiddle int he flavor. One of the better porter’s I’ve had.

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