Walker's Reserve - Porter - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I carted this brew from Kansas City to my hotel in Little Rock on a recent business trip. This wasn't the only beer I did that with, because I have been stuck in the South before not able to find any decent beer, so I started buying it myself and driving down so I could cart it and drink it when I got there. Unsure if they have Firestone Walker in Arkansas, didn't need to find out. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Love the packaging! Very classy looking, and Paso Robles is a beautiful town if you ever get the chance to go there. Anyway, pours a beautiful deep, dark brown with a mocha colored two finger head that recedes quickly and leaves little lacing. This is not unusual for a porter.
Smell - Not as stronga s many other porters in the nose department. For what its worth, has a nice dark roasted malts scent, with traces of toffee, caramel, and smoke. It's pretty good.
Taste - I thought this beer fell short of what I kind of consider to be a pretty good standard, Founders Porter. The taste was much more subdued that that of many other American porters. Smoky, roasted malts, coffee, and caramel make their appearance in waves, but the transitions are much more subtle than many others of this style. Still good, just not great.
Mouthfeel - This brew does finish nice and smooth, thick bodied, with a little carbonation. It's like chocolate syrup going down. Yum
Overall - I would certainly recommend trying this beer, but don't expect Founders Porter. I even think Sierra Nevada makes a better one, but this is a good beer. At least it looks and sounds very expensive, if you are trying to impress someone!
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 00:24:16 | More by TheCondor
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