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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beachmaster (453) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown, with a small tan head that quickly fades. Decent lacing. Nose is faint notes of malt and nuts. taste is of dark malt, with a light body and some hop bitterness on the short finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. Nutty sweet and lightly roasted malts, faint chocolate, and some light bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10128) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Pretty decent porter. Nice roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate dark fruit aroma. Flavor also has hints of nuts and Carmel. Feel would be very smooth but for a slight overcarbonation, leaving it just a touch pricklier than wanted. Finishes semi sweet and dry."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Taste is malts and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (523) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Very tasty porter. Malts, chocolate, coffee, nutty. Deep deep roasted nutty flavors throughout- almost a burnt coffee flavor. Very bold flavor and if you’re not into the heavy coffee notes this might not be for you. Sweet, a wee bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and nut. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, nuts, light caramel and vanilla. Light bodied, smooth with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle: Super dark with an off-white head. Aroma of burnt wood, semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is initially sweet like chocolate cola with a malty aftertaste. Fairly thin body and doesn’t seem to have the slick oily feel of many porters. Ok,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Pinkzambia dark brown clear with some redish highlights. Strange light roast and chocolate aroma. Potting soil and leather. Flavor of ashtrays and cigarette butts. The roastiness is just off. Thin dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12oz bottle, from Lukas Liquor in Missouri, picked up during my RBSG stay. Shared with b3shine. Brown color. Kind of clear around the edges. Thin ring of khaki head. After some aggressive swishing, decent lace generates... Dots and bits of lace, not much sticks though. Good chocolate syrup, hint of dark fruit. Some coffee. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, creamy lighter carbonation. Mild chewiness. A bit thinner than expected for a 6.4% porter, but hey, that aids with drinkability. Some nice earthy hop. Pretty nice, tasty enjoyable porter. Would have been a great one to enjoy with a sandwich or something, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8112) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; softly carbonated though. A translucent dark cola with very thin light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and touch of roast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.

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