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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A trademark beer of the Santa Fe Brewing Companys 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10489) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6260) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43362) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, bread, roasted malt, and burnt sugar, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Pours a warm dark brown with a reddish hue and a dense light brown head leaving laces. Vinous aroma, vanilla and sweet malts. Medium body with a very soft mouthfeel, roasted malt and vanilla accents. Almost no bitterness in the finish but quite some alcohol. 201008

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting @ Papsoe 20-10-2008] Average brown creamy head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Over the palate came sweet chocolate, mild roasted malt, hint of liquorish. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light counter bitterness. Nice sweet chocolate like malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2008
A nearly perfect black body that shows just a hint of ruby at the edges when held to light. The thin light brown head stays around for a long time. Dark Chocolate and raisins come though in the nose. There is also a little bit of quality coffee. When drinking, I got some coffee and a little bit of peanut shell. There is also a hint of potato skin. A decent porter that is for those that like coffee flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a bubbly, light beige head. Smell: Roasty, chocolaty aroma with pleasing, pointed notes of both licorice and black coffee. Taste: Blending of sweet roasty malts along with tastes of coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Restrained roasty bitterness. The chocolate component grows and swells into a choco-coffee finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Quite good! Very tasty and keenly drinkable. I would definitely welcome another.


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