Brewed by Sockeye Brewing
Style: Porter
Boise, Idaho USA


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This medal winning porter pours dark brown with a rich tan head. A medium malt sweetness balances with the hops to produce slightly chocolatey overtones and a smooth finish. "Keeping the wheel rolling."
IBU: 17 115 Lovibond 70% AA 15 Plato
N.A.B.A. 2001 - Gold Medal N.A.B.A. 2003 - Bronze Medal

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout tulip From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho Price: $9.99 for a variety 6-pack Purchased: April 21, 2017 Consumed: April 25, 2017 Reviewed as: American Porter Misc.: Canned on Feb. 13, 2017 Picked this up with five others at Whole Foods on a recent work rip to Boise and later grabbing five more at Bier:Thirty. Had reviewed two others from Sockeye back in 2013 and enjoyed them both, giving the original Dagger Falls a 4.04 and a special cranberry kolsch at 4.13. Also liked the Mango Dagger Falls (3.81) and Winterfest (3.88), which I also picked up on the trip. Poured a dark brown color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki frothy head that thinned out quickly. A few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good sporadic lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.75) Smelled big roasty malts in espresso, dark chocolate, anise, semi-char wood, toast, roasted barley, dark cocoa powder and toasted toffee. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted a bit better than the nose, almost like a dark milk stout. Liked it. Got dark milk chocolate, espresso, cocoa nibs, chocolate syrup, roasty malts, toast, woody anise, hints of char wood and sweetly toasted toffee. (Taste - 4.25) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.00) Really liked this one. Would like to have some more. (Overall - 4.00) 4.03 90 A-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Can: Poured a brown with clear edges, head was ring of light brown. Aroma is sweet caramel malts. Taste is thin sweet malt, not much body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Drank out of the can at home in the dark. Some burnt sugar / caramel, light smoke, and mild chocolate. Medium / medium thin body. A touch sweet, low bitterness. Below average but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, flavor of chocolate, coffee, nuts, caramel, some hops, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4228) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Shared 12 oz. cans poured to snifters showing a dark brown color with some ruby highlighting, a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was malty, with a hint of freezer burn, roasted, cocoa, and moderate sweetness. A touch less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and texture that became a little watery and thinned a bit, the taste was similar notes as the aromas, less the burn, moderate roasted & earthy bitterness and some dryness to the finish. A pleasant, light Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Serving: from bottle purchased at the Beer Junction. Aroma: light cocoa. Appearance: small, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, cola-brown body. Taste: lightly sweet, cocoa initial flavor and lightly sweet and roasty finish with long duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very good flavor with a lasting roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (390) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Draft at the Porter House. Dark brown with tan head. Slight malt aroma, light carbonation, full body. Roasted malt and chocolate notes in the taste. Hops add to the nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
On tap at Sockeye Pub & Grill, pours a deep dark red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, not much else. Flavour is light-bodied, with toasted malt and dry cocoa. Light and watery but nothing wrong with it. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6827) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
From a 12 oz can. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of chocolate and toffee. Bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bill Becker (972) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Canned March 22nd 2016. It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues, good head of off white foam, plenty of lacing. I get cocoa nibs, coffee in the smell. Very little bitterness and it is not strong in the malt department either other than some roast. Cocoa nibs bring some sweet notes, roasted malt well represented, getting some dark fruits that dont quite impart some tartness or do they? I would say yes but it seems, only when I swish the beer in my mouth. Light bodied with light carbonation. This could use a boost. Overall, I enjoyed this, my second can. The other 4 will be easy to drink.

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