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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veeks (63) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
A tasty porter that is a little thin but still has nice sweet malt and deep roast


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6193) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Can: Pours almost black with a chunky tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla aroma. Taste is rich, dark chocolate malt, overcooked coffee, cream. A really solid, sweet porter that finishes with a nice roasty bittering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2276) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle. This is a well balanced porter with some deep roasted malt notes and a bit of sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Poured near black, small tan head. Aroma was sweet coffee, toffee and nuts. Taste was sweet, creamy, toffee and nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (1027) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2016
Dark brown decent retention for head. Aromas brownie, caramel, biscuit, toast, chocolate. Flavors toasty, faded chocolate, light toffee, light smoky light coffee. Light to medium brass bitter finish. Light dryness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2016
bottle. dark body with a cream and coffee head. light roast nose with with a hint of sweetness. thin body. hops are prevalent throughout. roast finish. a little sugar daddy flavor in there especially as it warms. one of my go tos around town. easily drinkable if a bit too roasted and hoppy for my tastes.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
hazy red sepia, thin large bubbled cream head. Stale chocolate and light cinnamon spicing, brown malt. Flavor has soft brown malt alongside spice, light underattenuation sweetness but some balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2584) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy, beige head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, vanilla, light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted grain, coffee and cocoa with light roast and hop bitterness carrying through the finish. Good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7510) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
12oz bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light grain, oats. Light brown sugar notes. Light dark chocolate, light sugar. Alright.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (7621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours a watery deep brown with some cloudy head. Nose has malt, bread, oats. Flavor is the same, malty, oats, bread, brown sugar. Slick finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Thanks DCLawyer. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, toffee, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.


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