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RATINGS: 270   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1142) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy, beige head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, vanilla, light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted grain, coffee and cocoa with light roast and hop bitterness carrying through the finish. Good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6103) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
12oz bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light grain, oats. Light brown sugar notes. Light dark chocolate, light sugar. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours a watery deep brown with some cloudy head. Nose has malt, bread, oats. Flavor is the same, malty, oats, bread, brown sugar. Slick finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4114) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Thanks DCLawyer. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, toffee, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (403) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Dry Porter with hints of chocolate. Very pronounced hops flavoring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4117) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle from my friend Ryan. The beer is a darker brown with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has a good roasty charred character with a subtle caramel sweetness throughout. Medium sweetness, but the finish has some mild bitterness coming through. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1798) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle pours a deep brown with a fair head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nit of coffee and nuts. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts with trace of coffee. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, smooth and quite creamy. Nice feel for the style. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Poured from a 12oz into a Scotch Silly glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aromas of dark malts, dark chocolate, minerals, earth. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasty malts, bitter chocolate, carob, minerals, roasted peanuts. Overall rich, flavorful, tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (3298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
1 pint on tap @ Matador, Santa Fe. Pours very dark red with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, coffee and some hops. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (401) - - SEP 1, 2015
Beer of month club. Pours a dark, dark brown with no head. Nose is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is a chewy black licorice with some coffee and a bit nutty. Very easy to drink, good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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