Sex Panther - SanTan Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
04-09-2013 23:06:00 | More by LXIXME
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
3.46/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
03-09-2013 23:31:05 | More by arizcards
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
3.08/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
01-27-2013 02:14:30 | More by yemenmocha
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
Had a fresh growler of this filled for me yesterday, brought straight home and shared with friends.
A - Pretty standard opaque inky appearance, forms a nice creamy froth on top and it leaves some thick lace down the glass as its consumed.
S - Chocolate and malty sweetness, sweet milk. Very dessert-like. A bit more subdued with the chocolate than other chocolate brews I've had in the past.
T - Delivers with the sweetness and the chocolate, but it stops there. Just doesn't feel complete, something missing. Easy drinking though.
M - Really oily, and a flat unimpressive finish. Just OK for me.
O - I think its an interesting offering, I'd drink another esp. after dinner. San Tan seems to be getting better and better.
01-23-2013 22:27:02 | More by bambam2517
3.33/5 rDev -7.5%
Can pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a murky brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer for the style with a better smell than taste.
01-22-2013 01:10:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
Sex Panther from SanTan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.