Walker's Reserve - Porter - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bomber into pub glass.
A: Rich, inviting dark brown w/ medium beige head. The head dissipates after a couple minutes, but a collar persists as you drink down the glass.
S: Lots of chocolate malts upfront on the nose. It's a sweet smell, similar to high quality, lightly-milked chocolate. Tiny hint of alcohol.
T: Chocolate maltiness dominates. The sweet-bitter balance is quite good, with the chocolaty sweetness hitting first and carrying through to the fade while the bitterness hits its stride at midpalate and holds into the aftertaste. Coffee notes developed more as the beer warmed. Good rich, full flavor.
M: The silkiness and creaminess of this medium-bodied porter is the first thing I notice as it opens on the palate, even before the initial flavors. I like it - very nicely done.
D: I found this beer drank very easy when on the cooler (but not cold) side. As it warmed, the sweetness became a bit much. It's an enjoyable beer and I'll buy it again, but after one bomber I'd probably reach for something else to change the pace. But overall, a solid and worthy porter.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2010 23:52:16 | More by imperialstout27
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