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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.3
MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2016
Dark brown decent retention for head. Aromas brownie, caramel, biscuit, toast, chocolate. Flavors toasty, faded chocolate, light toffee, light smoky light coffee. Light to medium brass bitter finish. Light dryness.

3
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
bottle. dark body with a cream and coffee head. light roast nose with with a hint of sweetness. thin body. hops are prevalent throughout. roast finish. a little sugar daddy flavor in there especially as it warms. one of my go tos around town. easily drinkable if a bit too roasted and hoppy for my tastes.

2
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
hazy red sepia, thin large bubbled cream head. Stale chocolate and light cinnamon spicing, brown malt. Flavor has soft brown malt alongside spice, light underattenuation sweetness but some balance.

3.5
jcr (2763) - 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.

3.4
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, 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.

2.5
nimbleprop (8750) - 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.

4
GenDV138 (7700) - 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.

3.3
anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Dry Porter with hints of chocolate. Very pronounced hops flavoring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
JStax (7175) - 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.

3.6
Bif (2344) - St. Charles, 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.


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