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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2484) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2518) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
A tasty porter that is a little thin but still has nice sweet malt and deep roast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3190) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1038) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1410) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, soft sandy colored head, frothy, little bits of lacing.   Ashy licorice and prune like aroma.   Some roasted malt character as well.   Lots of ash on the tongue, roastiness and licorice are minor.   Has a bit of stale or earthy prune as well.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes a bit soily, ashy, slight oily prune thats well over ripened with soft roasted malt character.   Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin and fading tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted pine nuts. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Taste is great, very much like the aroma with a bit of coffee added. Lightly bitter finish.

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