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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,541 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,541
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 62
Gots: 152 | FT: 8
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-15-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Walker's Reserve - Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,541 ratings.