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State Pen Porter - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UberWasser on 04-14-2007

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.
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Photo of Zard
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a black brew...capped with a tan head. Appropriate appearance, with a nutty, chocolate-like, and coffee scent. Some roastedness, but it isn't as in-the-face as some porters. The taste is balanced...some malt, and a decent smokey character. The body is full and smooth...almost silky. Good, but not outstanding.

Photo of OKCNittany
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Justify? Try it and find out....

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grantab369
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, char, and slight smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast 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 good beer that is tasty and quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of EagleTalon
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a beige head and brown color. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla and caramel malts. Flavor is reflective of the smell, with a nice cocoa finish. Mouthfeel is light for style but within bounds. A tasty, complex and satisfying Porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of KZane
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kingjohnh
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Meyers1023
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of wortmeister
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of caverog
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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State Pen Porter from Santa Fe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.