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Walker's Reserve - Porter - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Walker's Reserve - PorterWalker's Reserve - Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,607 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,607
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 65
Gots: 166 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 11-15-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A singularly distinctive beer that represents our finest brewing efforts, Walker’s Reserve is a elegant dark ale featuring robust flavors of toffee, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. This brew employs five specialty malts, as well as oat and barley flakes, for added complexity and flavor.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to korguy123 for this one. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured very dark brown with half a finger of bubbly light brown head that very quickly receded to a ring around the glass.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet cark caramel and a hint of molasses.

T - Very robust up front. Dark roasted coffee, hazelnut, chocolate, burnt malts and sweet molasses.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, no bottle date. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with excellent retention. Some nice lacing clinging all around the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, biscuit, and some spicy hops. Fairly nice and standard porter aromas. Taste of big toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuttiness, biscuit, and spicy hops. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, biscuit, and spices on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and nice mouthfeel that goes down smoothly. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is definitely one of the better robust porters I have ever had. Tons of flavor and great balance.

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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!

Walker's Reserve - Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,607 ratings.