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Sex Panther - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Sex Panther
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Huge mouthfeel of chocolate and caramel malts, nutty dried fruit flavors with a big chocolate finish. It has bits of real panther in it...so you know its good!

(Beer added by: ottovon on 02-05-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mdidonat, Sep 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

qquique1010, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of matttttYCE
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cola brown color, murky, with a tan head about a finger high. Good retention and moderate lacing. Aroma is light/faint. What I do pick up is hints of dark chocolate and cocoa, light roasted malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is the same but the flavors are a bit more pronounced. I also get some nutty qualities and a bit of hop notes in there. The mouthfeel is light-medium (just a tad watery but not too bad). Smooth and light consistency, medium carbonation, light-medium body, and a smooth finish.

Overall this is nothing outstanding but it is a decent, slightly better than average porter, especially for an AZ brewed one. But if we're talking AZ brewed porters, this is a 'nothing' in comparison to Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter or their D-Dub Porter (even though both are only seasonal beers).

matttttYCE, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served in a pint glass.

L - very dark brown color with a beige head that hung around as a thin layer/ring.

S - cocoa powder.

T - the chocolate flavor is there from start to finish with some roastiness about midway through.

F - medium bodied with a smooth, sometimes creamy feel.

O - worth a try but there are much better porters out there.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +10.5%

ralphw56, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

gleemonger, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Docrock, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Liondiscs, May 31, 2013
Photo of tzieser
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tzieser, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DRTBrewster, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

BGsWo22, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

FMetzger, May 15, 2013
Photo of shohen
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

shohen, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark dark reddish colored beer rests below a big tan head. A nice lacing and a small biscuity mound remain long after the head has receded on this American Porter.

Dark chocolates, light black licorice and a hint of alcohol aroma.

Roasted grain malts with a edge towards dark bakers chocolate taste with just a hint of hops bitterness.

A dry aftertaste on this full bodied beer with a light darker chocolate taste staying around.

Decent tasting easy drinking porter, worth a try. I think pairing this with the right food and it would only get much better.

LXIXME, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

crobinso, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tswater, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DinoFight, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

JerzDevl2000, Mar 15, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a sixer in late January from Total Wine for $6.99.

Beer poured cola brown with a nice tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is nothing special. Very faint roasted malts.

Taste is a light roasted malt, some chocolate, and a decent amount of hopping so that it is not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel is light and disappointing.

Overall this is a decent brew and would drink if offered. It is lacking the body i would expect from a beer with a 6.9 abv.

arizcards, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

egrace84, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Duff27, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

TempeBeerMan, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BDavis_03, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

searsclone, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Silly, sophomoric name is sure to sell this product - and the can artwork is only going to help.

Pours very dark brown to black depending on light. Even with a very aggressive pour the head was minimal and receded very quickly.

Nose was surprisingly light, even in my original, authentic Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Faint cocoa and roasty aromas noted.

On the palate it is surprisingly light bodied. Decent amount of roasty flavors with some chocolate control the show, but nothing overly flavorful. Easy drinking and rather light, perhaps made to be approachable to an extremely wide audience that might be put off by too much character in the porter.

yemenmocha, Jan 27, 2013
Sex Panther from SanTan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.