CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mydude
Pours basically black with a medium sized & well retained head.
The aroma is roasty & a touch chocolaty but not without some hop fruitiness. Inviting, pleasant, & very quintessential "American" porter.
The flavor is similarly enjoyable in that roasty/coffee/hoppy kind of way. Nicely bitter all around... a touch chocolaty but really nicely hoppy, both fruity & a touch piney in that aspect.
Quite enjoyable, thanks Sam.
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a crimson hue and a small tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, cocoa, mellow roast and cream. It has a smooth medium body with soft carbonation. The taste has very dark chocolate, mild earthy hops, roasty malt, vanilla and light char The finish has some spicy / earthy hops. Pretty nice.
EtTuCthulhu (1375) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 The color is a clear and very dark brown with a large tan head, and the aroma is roasted, chocolate, and caramel malts with vanilla. The taste is mildly sour, slightly umami, and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses a thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a finish that is reminiscent of melted chocolate ice cream.
thegreenrooster (3533) - 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 (2546) - 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 (2707) - 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 (62) - 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 (3287) - 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 (1056) - 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.