OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
fivehoursfree (11) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells fantastic, I can taste the chocolate and a little coffee. Smells of roast. Smooth and easy to drink. My favorite porter.
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
bb0bbby (2) - USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice porter and easy to drink. Quite tasty. I will be searching for this soon.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a damn good porter and I’m sure this state pen aint full of border jumpers!
Aroma and flavor of roasted malts and nuts,coffee and chocolate. roasty wood smoke finish.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
wchesser (1153) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SPDickerman (941) - 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.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. It’s like drinking chocolate cakebread.
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with an average tan head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is light vanilla with darkly roasted malt and just a hint of nuttiness. The flavor features the dark malt a little more with the vanilla and nut underlying. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium dark malt and vanilla finish.