shigadeyo (3095) - 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 (1012) - 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 (2390) - 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 (1371) - 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 (2145) - 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.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
smaynard6000 (688) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NachlamSie (2858) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
triplehopped (45) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.