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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6298) - 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 (2159) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Nutty, roasted malt flavor with creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish. This is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pint at the Plaza. This is a really satisfying porter, actually. It has an even roasty espresso bittersweetness with judicious hop use. The palate is spot on for the style. Even flavors of cacao and espresso hit the tongue. Finish is balanced and bold enough. This is a good stock American porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triplehopped (37) - - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a dark coffee brown with a medium white/tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Moderately bittersweet. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation on the tongue, slightly bitter finish. Overall, very satisfying and surprisingly sweet; sure pleased one who is not overly fond of porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #212. Nice little porter, easy to drink. Light roast. (2601)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (887) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ big tan slowly diminishing creamy head leaving a nice cap w/ good lacing. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is a very light sweet with a subtle bitter finish of short duration. Taste is predominately the roast, which I’d describe as a medium roast, there isn’t a burnt French roast to the beer which to me is nice. Subtle coffee and chocolate notes. This is a solid straight forward porter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a mixed six pack from Albertson’s in Taos. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head. Nice aroma of rich, toasted malts, nuts, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is similar, with more of an earthy, leafy quality. A little metallic note, too. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - 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 (5287) - 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.

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