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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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3.5
fonefan (50489) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark roasted, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110804]

3.7
yespr (47002) - 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
Ungstrup (38215) - 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.

3.5
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.9
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
[email protected] Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, ashes, mild smoked wet wooden notes as well as some slight roasted and toffeeish notes. lavour is fruity, wooden, caramelly, roasted, toffeeish and slightly ashy with the alcohol also giving a slight sweetness to it. Pleasantly balanced.

4.1
Travlr (25745) - 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.

3.6
madmitch76 (25230) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Opaque black beer - brown beer. Residual bubbly tan head. Smooth palate. Smooth dark malt, no bitterness or roast. Light minerals. Licorice. Smooth. Decent.

3.7
Papsoe (25059) - 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
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy, beige head. Roasty aroma with good chocolate notes. Lightly sweet with plenty of dark malts. Light bodied with average carbonation. The malt character is a bit sharp and almost astringent. Finish is short with light malts and faint roast. Decent.

3.4
harrisoni (19157) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
At GBBF 2011. Black beer lasting beige head. Roasty aroma. Tasty roasty toasty beer with a touch of juiciness and dryness on the finish. Lots of choc. Yep a decent beer. Lots of juicy choc. Ok


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