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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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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4.3
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
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. good beer!

3.8
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2009
12 oz bottle from sparky27. Thanks Eric. Pours a nearly opaque black with a small tan head. The aroma is robust and complex with coffee, maple, cedar and chocolate. The flavor is similar to the aroma with chocolate, almonds, coffee and black walnuts. The finish is medium in duration and dry. The mouthfeel is my only real complaint about this beer, it is a bit thin with some grit, tho it does build to a full malty conclusion by finish. Overall: A winner, its no westy12, but its much better than I was expecting.

3.6
iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
12oz bottle, no date from Sparky27--thanks Eric! Black with a 1/2 finger creamy tan head, fading to a thick ring and thin film. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, light roast, and hints of mixed nuts. Flavor continues to be sorta sweet with milk chocolate and toffee notes. Light roasty semi-dry finish, bitterness peaks around a 2. Medium body with light carbonation. Good porter--thanks for not being too burnt!

3.8
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle bought in Arizona by footbalm. Pours a dark brown color with a nice medium light brown head. The aroma is very nice; nutty, chocolates, some coffee, and an almost woody/burnt aroma. The taste is very smooth and nice; lots of caramel and chocolates, some roasted malts, milky chocolate shake, a light bitter roasted finish. A very nice creamy mouthfeel. I was thinking that this beer would be great to go imperial, but it’s already done! ISO!

3.6
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle. Flavor is really toasty and lightly smoked with just a small amount of noticeable hops. A solid porter for sure

3.7
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with plenty of roasted malt, a bit of smoke and coffee notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, coffee, liquerice and dark bitter chocolate. Mild smoked finish.

3.5
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle from hellbilly Aromas of roasted malt, a touch of underlying sweetness and perhaps a hint of smoke Pours black with a thin tan head that went away after a while Flavors of a good amount of roast, some chocolate and caramel and a little bit of burnt malts in the finish A dash of hops round out the finish Enjoyable

3.5
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours a nice, deep black. Aroma of nuts, roasted coffee with hints of caramel and toffee. Flavor is more of the good stuff....biscuit, nut, coffee. Hints of hops and caramel. Probably one of the better session porters I’ve come across in a while.

3.1
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008. Black - brown head. Lactose, burned, roasted, coffee, grainy, wet dog, nutty, chocolate, light hoppy, wood, spice. A bit boring.

3.7
yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours dark brown with a diminished tan head. Aroma is chocolate and wooden hoppy to spiced. Smooth chocolate and mild roasted breadish flavoured. Light breadish and chocolate finish, smooth.


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