Brewed by Sockeye Brewing
Style: Porter
Boise, Idaho USA


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RATINGS: 60   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 115º Lovibond 70% AA 15º Plato
N.A.B.A. 2001 - Gold Medal N.A.B.A. 2003 - Bronze Medal

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tntracey (110) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2017
12 oz can poured into a frosted pint glass. A delicious and classic Porter. Just perfect on this first seemingly chilly day of Autumn. Will be drinking more of these this Winter. Cheers!

JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear brown with a beige head of foam. Roast and caramel with nuts and toffee in the aroma. Fairly roasty and a little sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation.

j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed brown with a medium sized tan head. Soft roast, toast, malt on the nose, toast and cocoa, chocolate and cocoa. Medium bodied, roast, chocolate, thins a touch. Cocoa, slow roast and chocolate into the finish.

djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, wheat. Medium body, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cracker, light dry finish, good.

User134089 (1644) - - 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-

SHIG (4964) - 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.

cubs (10721) - 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.

zvikar (6519) - 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

tmoreau (4674) - 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 aroma’s, less the burn, moderate roasted & earthy bitterness and some dryness to the finish. A pleasant, light Porter.

Hanuta06 (488) - 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.

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