Walker's Reserve - Porter - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
22 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (Bottle Date: 10/25/13 13:42, probably one of the last runs)
A: Light tan head that is minimal and rapidly dissipates. Leaves a collar with some big bubbles. No lacing for me. Pitch black body in the glass. You can only see that it is dark brown and a bit transparent when you cup the glass and tilt it.
S: Subtle hoppiness that melds well with the sweet, roasted malts. Great smell here that is a bit subdued but possibly from the six months or so of age on it.
T: This is super drinkable and easy going. Slight bit of hops to offset the malts here. I would say that it has a tinge of being a bit watery but that might be from the light body and smooth drink-ability of this.
M: Smooth with lots of nice velvety bubbles awash in my mouth.
O: This is excellent and I'm glad that I picked up a bottle before it was gone from shelves. I understand that they are shaking up their portfolio, by expanding their barrel program, which includes the debut of Bottleworks beers, and their debut to canning. I guess a porter just doesn't fit in with their big stouts, but they sure do know how to make a good porter. I just hope that Lil Opal is good and a suitable replacement for this great beer.
05-04-2014 04:25:21 | More by gillagorilla
Walker's Reserve - Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,562 ratings.