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State Pen Porter - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

EnojysAnyBeer, Thursday at 03:35 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Zonian1, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Skagnetti, Aug 26, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

From the bottle, the beer poured a dark black with a centimeter of foam. Roasted coffee and chocolate dominate the aroma along with some lingering barley hull. Nicely roasted malt swarm the palate up front, depositing a little bite through the center. It finishes with hint of hops, although a dash more would be great. A smooth enjoyable way to end the day.

BeardedBoffin, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Michaeldmanley, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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bmaxtothemax, Aug 04, 2014
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Sam_Davis, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Belittle, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ldhughes3, Jul 14, 2014
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Steamer, Jul 12, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another of my local, in-person trader, tone77's cache of bottles. I am not a frequent purchaser of bottles, but he knows to keep me focused, otherwise it would be all CANs, all the time. He also brings me widely varied styles, which is also good for this self-avowed hophead. Another life-long passion of mine is reading mystery, crime and detective novels and stories and I am immersed in the Akashic Books Noir series, so this fits right in.

The beer fit right into my glass, producing a pseudo-cascade that was eminently visible as it settled. I initially had two fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention that began to produce some nice lacing as it slowly fell. Color was a deep, dark-brown with garnet highlights (SRM = > 34, < 44) and NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of dark chocolate, light smoke, roasted nuts, and pine hops. For some reason, I tend to favor porters over stouts when I am faced with that type of choice, and this would be a good example. I just like the complexity of flavors in porters and now my mouth was beginning to water. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was nutty and chocolaty, kind of like a Reese's peanut butter cup, or chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Wow! Definitely not something that I would have picked up on my own, but a pleasant surprise all the same. Finish was rather sweet and I would probably recommend it more as a dessert beer than as a staple. Still, a very nice example of a Porter.

woodychandler, Jul 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

olinwp, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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State Pen Porter from Santa Fe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.