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State Pen Porter - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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State Pen PorterState Pen Porter

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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of Graham21


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark, almost black in color. mm head nice and off white. good lacing.

The nose is very nice. Rich dark malt and coffee scents. some floral aromas with a hint of nut and malts.

Very pleasant flavors. Not as deep and rich as expected. Carmael and coffee flavores. Lots of nutiness. almost too sweet. Good carbonation, but lacking in other areas.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2007 03:56:09 | More by Graham21
Photo of Bobikel


3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a .5 liter goblet

Appearance - Deep black liquid with no light penetrating. A small noisy/chunky head the color of toffee quickly recedes, leaving a little lacing in its wake.

Smell - All the porter smells are here: burnt toffee, chocolate, fery light plum, and even lighter yeasts.

Taste - Very good porter with smooth roastiness up front which settles into a deep dark fruityness. Very slightly metalic in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and round, but with a higher than normal (for a porter) carbonation, which pricks the top of the tongue just a bit to much for the style. Although, not overly intrusive.

Drinkability - A very even and smooth drinker. Not to strong flavor wise, but still complex enough to retain interest. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 04:00:50 | More by Bobikel
Photo of UberWasser


3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

All around a good beer...

Nice dark near pitch black color with a rich brown head at first that pulls back to a thin halo of tan foam around the edges.

Smell is nice and nutty with some cocoa powder in the background.

Taste is full of creamy coffee taste with some nutty and chocolaty undertones followed by a mild milk sweetness. It finishes with a strong coffee bitterness and dryness. Mouthfeel is a little thin and creamy, but enjoyable.

Drinkability is decent, but as dry as it is it would get tiring, I think. That aside, a good porter. Probably my favorite offer, so far, from Santa Fe.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 03:25:25 | More by UberWasser
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State Pen Porter from Santa Fe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.