Walker's Reserve - Porter - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
4.83/5 rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Firestone Walker's Taproom, Buellton.
Pours a dark black color with a small but slightly foamy medium tan head which leaves just a bit of lacing. Great aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is similar, but with a bit of sweetness to it - not creamy, but perhaps a bit chocolate-ish? Smooth and medium-bodied, but doesn't feel heavy at all. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Really great flavor and great to drink too - wish this was available in the bottle down here! Really fantastic.
Serving type: on-tap
08-05-2010 01:43:30 | More by mithrascruor
Walker's Reserve - Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,545 ratings.