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A trademark beer of the Santa Fe Brewing Companyís 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty and roasty nose with some chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Sampled on 10/9/2012. This porter pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized off-white foamy head. The aroma is roasty malt, chocolate and slightly sweet. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty and coffee, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. There are some brown sugar and molasses flavors as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish Is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly roasty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
This brew is a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a medium beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lace on the glass. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, chocolate and coffee. The finish is sweet with a roasty malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dchobbs (33) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Chocolate is the most prominent taste in this beer, with hints of brown sugar. Mouthfeel was one of the nicest things about this porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1402) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours a dark opaque black with a nice lasting mocha head. Nose is sweet chocolate malt and slightly roasty. Taste is chocolate and malt with a bittersweet finish. Have had much better porters. Quaff Score 5 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt and chocolate with a sweet, toasty, finish. Drinkable, decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1518) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
This has got to be one of the better, if not best of the, beers from Santa Fe. It has a silky black color that has slight hues of dark brown beneath a dense, medium brown head that maintains a thin, but strong, head over time. Its aroma is of a well-balanced, but potent, mix of chocolate and roasted malts that smells like fresh malted grains. Strong in the nose, but very nice with no off-notes or over-roastedness. In the mouth itís a great feel. Not too thick and not too thin with a lively character that delivers light-to-moderately roasted flavors and a hint of chocolate very nicely. A whisper of earthy hops peeks through after a half a glass, making for a little hop bitterness that joins a soft roasted malt bitterness in the finish. A warmth, maybe thanks to slight malt sweetness and roasted malt bitterness, settles in the center of the tongue after every drink. The chocolate and a slight sweetness entertains the taste buds as the glass is quickly emptied. A bubbly, light brown lacing sticks to the entire length of the glass. Itís enjoyable, soft, and easy to drink with a body thatís just right for what it has to deliver. Lively for a porter, and not over-roasted or decorated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Very decent porter. Medium bodied with slightly sticky texture. Black through and through. Roasted coffee and chocolate as well as some slight nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Very pleasant aroma of dark malts with chocolate overtones. Sweet malty taste with a soft and slightly spicy palate. Nice roasted malt aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TizzleJizzle (620) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Nose of coco and roasted malts. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a kakhai head. Strong coffee taste, followed by chocolate and other malts. Lingering coffee on the palate. Overall, very robust, just too overpowering on the coffee/dark chocolate for this style IMO. Cheers

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