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State Pen Porter - Santa Fe Brewing Company

State Pen PorterState Pen Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: UberWasser on 04-14-2007)
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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2013 04:36:29 | More by bobbyc3
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Greenchileman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Other than the one brewed by Bells, this is my favorite Porter out there. Wonderful aroma, taste, aftertaste, you name it. The only problem is that Santa Fe Brewing doesn't sell their beer in Georgia, yet. I say yet, hopefully, because if they did, I would buy it. For not, however, I haul this and their Imperial Java Stout, and Happy Camper IPA back to ATL in my checked luggage. Please Santa Fe Brewing company, please start selling your beer in GA. At least in Atlanta!! Have a great day everyone.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 17:26:19 | More by Greenchileman
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the delicious La Choza restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The beer arrived with a great, frothy, khaki-colored head that had some crystal-like radiance within it. Lots of sticky lace stuck to the sides of the glass as the beer dissipated. The liquid was pitch black and opaque.

A good nose on this one, albeit not as complex as I'd hope for. I got coffee and dark roasted malt notes, followed by sweet notes of vanilla and toffee.

The taste is a step up, however, as all the above-mentioned characteristics make their way around my palate, with a few additional notes. My tongue first detects the dark roasted malts, then the sweet vanilla and toffee, but then then the coffee and some brown sugar linger on the back of my tongue.

State Pen Porter is smooth enough, has some creamy aspects, but is a bit more carbonated than I'd like. The beer finishes sweet, which I liked.

I think this is a tasty beer and certainly one I could go to regularly. It's smooth and easy-drinking, yet has plenty of flavor. Plus, there's enough complexity to keep me interested. I endorse.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2014 17:27:38 | More by ONovoMexicano
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State Pen Porter from Santa Fe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.