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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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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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1504) - Beckley, USA - OCT 16, 2014
dark brown with a pleasant, roasty aroma; a great, smooth, medium bodied, easy drinking porter with a slight roasted malt flavor

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Deep clear brown color, beige head. Nice roasty aroma with cocoa nibs, vanilla, espresso, lightly burnt edge. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, nutty edge. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beachmaster (491) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown, with a small tan head that quickly fades. Decent lacing. Nose is faint notes of malt and nuts. taste is of dark malt, with a light body and some hop bitterness on the short finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8773) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. Nutty sweet and lightly roasted malts, faint chocolate, and some light bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Pretty decent porter. Nice roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate dark fruit aroma. Flavor also has hints of nuts and Carmel. Feel would be very smooth but for a slight overcarbonation, leaving it just a touch pricklier than wanted. Finishes semi sweet and dry."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3976) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Taste is malts and chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Very tasty porter. Malts, chocolate, coffee, nutty. Deep deep roasted nutty flavors throughout- almost a burnt coffee flavor. Very bold flavor and if youre not into the heavy coffee notes this might not be for you. Sweet, a wee bit bitter.


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