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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 Companyís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Poured a dark broown with a long lasting foamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Nice thick beer with a great chocolate flavor and a roasty coffee finish. I would let them lock me up in the state pen if I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
fivehoursfree (11) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Smells fantastic, I can taste the chocolate and a little coffee. Smells of roast. Smooth and easy to drink. My favorite porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle brought back from N.M. from a friend. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a slightly earthy nose. 1/2 inch head stayed with the beer and left great lacing til the end. I think the flavor of this Porter is one of the better out there. It is very silky due to the bottle conditioning I believe. The flavor is roast coffee, chocolate, finished with a hint of bitter sweetness. I could drink 6 of these at a sitting no problem and at 6.4% be pretty happy. I highly reccomend this one to any Porter fan.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb0bbby (2) - USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
Very nice porter and easy to drink. Quite tasty. I will be searching for this soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
This is a damn good porter and Iím sure this state pen aint full of border jumpers! Aroma and flavor of roasted malts and nuts,coffee and chocolate. roasty wood smoke finish. good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with ruby highlights and a generous, foamy, tan head. The nose is a blend of coffee, earth, toffee, and chocolate. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. The palate mimics the nose but with more chocolate and a touch of caramel. Nice earth and light coffee notes. Very light bitterness helps balance the malt sweetness. Medium-short finish. Overall an excellent porter with great balance. Highly sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
This beer hit all the benchmarks I judge a good porter by: chocolate and coffee notes on a roasted malt core, inky brown, full bodied, slightly sweet finish. My first one disappeared it was so drinkable so I had another one to go with my green-chile crusted salmon and mashed potatoes. Great pairing. Unfortunately, the second one came with stinking glassware. Oh well. Great go to porter. Need to see if I can get this in Denver.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Deep clear brown color, beige head. Nice roasty aroma with cocoa nibs, vanilla, espresso, lightly burnt edge. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, nutty edge. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Pours midnight brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime w/ superb residual lacng. Aromas of rich bakers cocoa and a bit of roasted leather. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy effers. Very rich w/ generous amounts of chocolate malts. A mild roast lends some character while the malty sweetness steals the show. Thick and creamy like chocolate milk. The finish is long and lingering w/ a mild bittering component. A very tasty brew indeed. Itís like drinking chocolate cakebread.

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