State Pen Porter | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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342 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

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.

Added by UberWasser on 04-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
342
Reviews:
138
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wonothesane42
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkf1976
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Color is black with a tiny tan head that leaves a small ring of lacing at the top of the glass. Aroma is oaky with notes of coffee and chocolate. Taste is a oaky, slightly smoky, body with subtle notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Medium body and medium-light carbonation with no aftertaste. Very smooth and slightly silky in texture.
A good, classical porter that is definitely quaffable. Hits all the right notes and is a year rounder.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A sound, if unspectacular, porter. Handful of burnt-sugar valences, a dash of wood-smoke, a bit of mocha undertone, and a nice dry, fairly carbonate finish. Deep brown color, with espresso-foam head; very nice mid-brew coffee and chocolate-covered-raisin nose; appropriately moderate thickness and creaminess for a porter, which just enough abv (6.4%) to impart weight without rendering it unwieldy. All-in-all, a well-done, straight-up porter.

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Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of king75
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jassci
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just the right amount of sweetness hidden in this nicely under carbonated bottle. Yummy!

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Photo of jrborchert74
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1Bonehed
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LOOK: Poured into 25oz mug down the side & finishing with center pour. Left a little more than finger worth of this medium/dark tan head which was quite thick in appearance which dissipated relatively slowly leaving a nice cascade of lacing. Body was very dark, nearly black with slight mahogany/amber hue to it.

SMELL: Dark roasted coffee aroma with a bit of bitter chocolate & somewhat malty. Couldn't really isolate any particular aromas specifically, everything kind of blended together. None of the aromas really jumped out at you, wasn't a very strong smell profile.

TASTE: The taste was similar to smell profile, but considerably more prominent. Strong dark roasted coffee & bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of dark fruitiness. Very slight nutty & somewhat unique light smoky after taste. The malt really balanced out the flavors nicely & the alcohol was just slightly noticeable near the finish.

FEEL: I guess, if there was anything to be disappointed about, it was the mouth feel. Contrary to it's look, smell & flavor, it actually came across to me as being a bit watery. Was really looking forward to that creamy medium/heavy texture that just wasn't there. It was a very drinkable beer, but a bit light on the palate for what I expected.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this beer. Would I buy it again...SURE. Would I recommend it to a friend...ABSOLUTELY. It's up in the "Looking forward to drinking another one" category, so yea, good beer in my book. Especially, if you looking for a somewhat heavy flavor profile, but don't want a "heavy" beer.

Hope you enjoyed the review...CHEERS

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Photo of bplabernie
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonny_13
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Samuel Smith conical pint glass.

Look: Rich dark chocolate color, through the light more ruby appears. Cream colored head that holds well, lots of foamy lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, burnt coffee beans, faint black licorice?

Taste: Said burnt malts, burnt toast, coffee, licorice, slightly boozy.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, boozy, alcohol really comes through.

Overall: Even at "only" 6.4% this feels boozy. Otherwise an average porter, good coffee notes.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rdjcbier
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zard
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

State Pen Porter from Santa Fe Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 342 ratings.
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