thegreenrooster (3310) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a large white head. Aroma is a nice chocolate fudgy malt. Flavor is again a decent chocolate malt with a decent char black malt. After the swallow that nice burnt malt is left on the tongue. This was a tasty porter and way better than this brewers pale ale I just had.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Nice deep almost black color. Small head. Taste didn’t have the depth of the really good porters but was still roasty and malty. A little thin in the body.
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown to black with two fingers of tan head. Lots of chocolate and some roast. Pretty sweet. Creamy. Medium bodied. Very nice porter!
Veeks (58) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tasty porter that is a little thin but still has nice sweet malt and deep roast
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/03/2014: Santa Fe State Pen Porter... Dark and opaque; semi-sweet chocolate and caramelized malt in the aroma; flavor is a wonderful blend of caramelized malt with just a touch of roast and char, chocolate (cocoa and semi-sweet), molasses, and a twist of licorice; moderate sweetness and enough soft, grassy, floral hops to balance the malt; luxurious texture and medium-full body; this is an excellent classic porter; DELICIOUS! 12 fl. oz. bottle (6.4% ABV) from Brian. Thank you! Rating #222 for this beer.
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. Smells a bit of chocolate and hints of roast. Taste is hints of chocolate, coffee, and roast. Medium-bodied with smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Santa Fe State Pen Porter finishes with a mild semi sweetness.
Gription79 (2312) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RedSox2004 (1330) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.