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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7135) - 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 (1924) - 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 (10895) - 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 (1652) - 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) - Chester, 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 (4357) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (5625) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at daks house, this was tart, which seems to be infected, roasty and bitter

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
From a bottle. Pours extremely dark. Hints of malts, coffee, and nuts. Taste of roasted nutty flavors throughout; almost a burnt coffee taste. Not my favorite porter, that's for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2015
bottle shared with hakes dr at the club w in Norwalk, dark lour with slight off white head, aroma is weird, hard to pint out, but takste is chalky but good, I dig it overall

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Very mild flavor for a porter. Hints of chocolate malt, but not too obtrusive. Drinkable.


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