Sex Panther - SanTan Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
A: pours out a dark brown with a tan head. the head faded quickly, but this might also be due to the fact that is was poured from a growler and could have lost some carbonation.
S: smells of toffee and roasted malt. i get a little bit of coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma as well. i get some fruit, like plum and date. has a nice sweet aroma without being overly sweet.
T: i get some caramel/toffee, roasted malt and there is definitely some chocolate notes. It finishes pretty dry and with a little bitterness like a dark chocolate would. there is also some alcohol in there.
M: it has a medium-thin body, with a little carbonation. it is a smooth beer.
D: it is pretty easy to drink and i could see myself ordering more than one of these.
this is a chocolate barleywine. a friend got a growler from the brewer and shared it last night with us. overall this was a good beer, and i really like the chocolate notes in the barleywine.
02-05-2011 16:38:04 | More by ottovon
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
A full bodied slightly hoppy porter with outstanding chocolate notes. Clocking in at 6.9% it drinks mighty quick, partly due to it's dryness and nice full body with slightly assertive carbonation.
When the pub pairs it with something, listen. They take their pairings seriously and they are almost always spot on.
01-14-2014 04:17:21 | More by kbm
3.89/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a can into a dimpled mug.
A - Opaque dark-brown with ruby edges, with a one and 1/2 finger head of light brown foam. Nice sheet of lacing coats the glass.
S - Rich aroma of chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and a hint of almond.
T - Taste follows the nose almost exactly. Lots of cocoa flavors with a nice nuttiness rounding things out. Quite sweet. Hops are basically non-existant. Cocoa flavors maybe a tad bit artificial.
M - Light bodied. Low carbonation and creaminess lead to an extremely silky feel. Wished it was just a little thicker.
O - A nice, solid porter. A little gimmicky with the chocolate, but tasty enough to be forgiven.
02-26-2013 05:27:03 | More by TempeBeerMan
3.84/5 rDev +6.7%
Had this on tap at the Blue Hound in Phoenix before the Suns game I went to last week. This was good and filling, unlike the tiny portions that constituted my dinner. I wanted something local for my beer there and thankfully, this was available. It wasn't as filling as other Porters that I had before but this was a great choice and a nice offering from SanTan, that held it's own easily.
The pour to this was a very dark brown with just a hint of light streaming in around the edges. Nice head as well with lacing that stuck around after each sip. The aroma was like that or licorice or anisette with a good amount of caramel to reinforce that in the taste. It felt like a Scotch Ale since there was some stickiness too although the chocolate fit in well with this, it felt out of place since this was a Porter. Thankfully, this was creamy enough with a low amount of carbonation, allowing it go down nice and smoothly.
As for the alcohol, it was just right. I could only feel it once I finished off my pint, the buzz finally set it but it wasn't anything excessive or distracting from the flavors of the beer. While this wasn't a terribly heavy beer, I enjoyed it and the chocolate flavor lends itself to this being just as good as a Stout for an after-dinner drink. Nice job on this one by SanTan - too bad I can't get any of it back east here.
03-15-2013 23:40:37 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.8/5 rDev +5.6%
Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany color with an impressive head that leaves all matter of lacing around the glass
Smell: Chocolate, marshmallow, caramel and nuts
Taste: Chocolate with a marshmallow edge, up front, with the caramel and nut flavors developing in the middle; some earthy hop flavors arrive, after the swallow; hints of coffee in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; surprisingly thin, as others have noted
Overall: I rather enjoyed the flavor and the aroma here, though the mouthfeel doesn't live up to my expectations; a bigger chocolate malt profile and a fuller mouthfeel would make this beer outstanding - it is all about expectations and calling it "double" chocolate is a mistake as, apparently, was the idea of calling it a chocolate barleywine, when it was first released
02-26-2014 23:10:49 | More by brentk56
Sex Panther from SanTan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.