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Power House Porter - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Power House PorterPower House Porter

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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sockeye Grill & Brewery visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-19-2013)
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Reviews by woemad:
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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Pilgrims in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for $1.59. No freshness date.

Poured a virtualy black color into a nonic pint glass. When held up to the light, it showed a slightly lighter brown shade on it’s extreme edges. Modest, light tan head that dropped down to a thin skiff after a few minutes.

Mostly malty and roasty in the nose, as porters should be. Coffee and cocoa are what stands out the most to the nostrils.

The taste of this beer is sweeter than indicated by its aroma. The sweetness is not unlike milk chocolate, and is balanced by a mildly acidic flavor. Roasted malts in the background. Minor dry note at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a coating mouthfeel.

A serviceable porter, along the lines of Black Butte. Decent without being essential. Being a canned option it gets extra points if you are camping or heading out to the lake for the weekend. For the right price I’d buy it again.

woemad, Jul 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LXIXME, May 24, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours minimal head on a black with brown edges body.
The aroma is roasted malt with coffee. Bold and nice.
The taste is roasted malt and chocolate. Balanced and good.
The texture is smooth and creamy with low to moderate carbonation.
Delicious and solid porter.

Fatehunter, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

serebeerdrinker, May 25, 2014
Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

fivetime, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up tonight at the COOP... Didn't pay attention to the price... poured into my HotD goblet.. Good light brown head.. decent retention and still pretty good lacing.

The nose is milk chocolate balanced by dark maltiness/almost coffee notes.. there seems to be some background caramel that binds all the aromas together.. very well done.

Flavor is rich and sorta milky.. great chocolate notes combine with roasty maltiness and a background sweetness to make for a very drinkable and approachable porter... the finish is sorta lingering nuttiness..

The body is a light/medium with a sorta light carbonation that accentuated the drinkability of this one. Quaffable for sure.

I am astonished this is not in the BA database already... I am amazed I haven't entered it in already... I've had this one more than a dozen times easily... I guess this shows the power of CANS.

I will buy it again... I forgot how much I like this beer.


JohnGalt1, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

1424IpA, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DLSheidy, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Bustersuess, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

hunt6524, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Juno_Malone, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz cold can into tulip

Appearance - Dark, dark brown, almost black and hazed over completely. 2 finger head retains nicely and offers up ample lacing. Loads of little white floaties towards the bottom of the glass...odd.

Smell - Roasty, toasty grainy malts, mildly sweet dark fruits, wet hay, quite earthy, is that a bit of barnyard funk I detect? Interesting.

Feel/Taste - Gentle carb but could use more of it, medium body, smooth and creamy. Taste almost follows nose, but somehow not as complex: roasty and toasty grainy malts mostly, mild cocoa, subdued hops are earthy and herbaceous with a very feint citrus note. Finishes semi-dry with little perceptible bitterness.

Overall - A fairly pedestrian porter, but not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination. I was a little let down with the taste after the intriguing nose, which I'm sure had some wet hay/barnyard action going on. Also, while the load of little white floaties all over the place didn't bother me, it seemed a bit out of place, and makes for an ugly beer for whatever that's worth (not much in my book).

Redneckwine, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

DerwinWentworth, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Sandnrapp, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, chocolatey brown hue with plenty of haze. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam which isn't sticking around too long. The body is just about perfect, though.

Smell: decent, run-of-the-mill porter aroma. Sweet with a bit of roastiness and a small amount of vegetal character. Not too bad.

Taste: a bit heavy on the roastiness for me, but basically not bad. Flavor rounds out with a little sweet creaminess and a roasty bitter finish. It starts off a bit rough, but works itself out in the end.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this porter isn't precisely to my taste, but it isn't objectively bad. One bone to pick is that the harsh roasty bitterness at the end kind of builds on the palate in a bad way, which does detriment drinkability a little bit.

flagmantho, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

MSandahl23, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

casapy, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

djvolz, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Recless7, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

LuckyJohn, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Boilerfood, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

KetchumSuds, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Scotchboy
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into my Rock Island snifter.

A: Transparent mahogany brown...a little tan head and lacing.

S: Big roast and coffee, smoke too...a bit astringent and definitely bitter smelling, but with underlying toasted wood, dark/burnt caramel, chocolate, and some espresso.

T: Follows the nose with a moderate coffee/espresso presence...roast...some dark caramel and hazelnut even brings a brown ale sweet nuttiness to the flavor profile...suggestions of chocolate here too.

MF: Lighter medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O: Good but not as good as I remember it being on tap. I think the flavors are a bit watery.

Scotchboy, Feb 19, 2013
Power House Porter from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.