Walker's Reserve - Porter - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
4.88/5 rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had on tap at the Village Tavern and let me say this about that. This robust porter could be the best out there and definitely better then the bottle not that there is anything wrong with the bottle.
Recieved from the waitress in a nice goblet and had a rich deeper brown color. A thin small head sat on top which was quite dense and never fading. It had avery light beige color and was striking. Carbonation looked to be very nice.
Aroma was rich with roasted malts, chocolate malts and hints of coffee. There is also a underlying sweetness too.
Taste is thick and robust on the palette.
A rich complex taste of roasted malts sweet milk chocolate and espresso. Underneath is another layer of flavor thats sweet and softer, light oak, molasses, vanilla. It enhances the bold malt flavors and brings them into balance.
The beer slides down with no effort and has lingering bitter aftertaste from the abundance of rich malts.
Perhaps i lucked out and this keg was recently tapped but I'll tell you what: this was definitly the best porter I've had to date.
Search it out and try on tap and you'll agree or your money back!
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2011 14:20:57 | More by micromaniac129
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4.23/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
July 26th 2011 (from notes)
A - super deep brown, one finger very tan head and some okay lacing
S - lots of vanilla and chocolate, nice oak, nutty, very sweet, toasted grains and malts
T - nice coffee, milk chocolate, toffee, nutty, vanilla, slightly hoppy, nice Toastiness, great malt and some wood/earth
M - fluffy, well balanced, nice complexity, low acidity, medium long finish and medium dry
D - no matter light or dark big or balanced, this beer is for you.
Final thought - at less than 6% ABV this beer isn't for getting tossed. But at only $4 this is a great beer
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 19:34:12 | More by whatthehull
Walker's Reserve - Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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