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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
A tasty porter that is a little thin but still has nice sweet malt and deep roast


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 11 Jun 2012 -- Not many notes on this sample. Good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1151) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle 12 oz at Beerville Beer shop Belgrade Serbia.Thanks Milos for bringing this bottles from USA.Taste with him and Vlada ciaoooo.20.05.2015.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose herbs. Taste and aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, some salty finish, nuts.Really good balanced.Ok

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1489) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
12 oz bottle This is another of the 12 beers per month as a gift. This porter is excellent. The porter pours a pitch black with tan head and no lacing. Rich aromas of chocolate and licorice greet you. This is one the best I have had. The medium body porter had soft carbonation. As it sits on the palate chocolate and nuts last long on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (975) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Black pour, tan head. Nose is black patent malt and coco nibs. More sweet than bitter. Middle is coffee and smooth grain. Finish shows a hint of bitterness giving way to dark malt sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - MAY 30, 2015
12oz bottle at The Bayou
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, dark malts and roast coffee. Taste of chocolate, coconut and coffee <br. Very good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1664) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Tasted from bottle at 2015 St. Louis Microfest into a willi becher glass. It poured an opaque black colour with persistent beige foam. Crisp graininess, caramelly, toasty, mildly roasty. Great aromatic/biscuity malt notes. Hints of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, slight tartness. Nice English ale esters. Medium body and carbonation, complex aftertaste. Well-crafted and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8580) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
12 oz bottle. (Whole Foods) Las Vegas, NV.
Black colour with a tiny light tan head. Roasted malt, mild coffee, liquorice and sweat in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, mild ashy dryness, mild milky sweetness and some hoppy notes. Quite thin.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1352) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
A black pour with a lightly tan head. It has a big aroma full of chocolate, nuts, licorice, and mild coffee. The medium body has creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet and roasted with a silky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3/2/15. From bottle at The Bayou in Salt lake city. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee. Medium carbonation. Light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a rather large tan head on there. Nose is toastier than it is roasty, but has a nice dry black coffee smell to it. Taste is dark and roasty, and nicely drinkable. Good dry porter and fairly light.


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