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

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1,644 Ratings
Walker's Reserve - PorterWalker's Reserve - Porter

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 11-15-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,644 |  Reviews: 643
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - pours black with a nice 1.5 finger head.

S - the nose consists of chocolates with some fresh herbal hops

T - the taste consists of a lot of dark chocolates up front. The dark chocolates really don't go away and seem to be the thesis of this porter. There is a modicum of burnt malt, and is definitely overwhelmed by the chocolate flavors. The hops in the nose weren't present on the palate oddly enough.

M - smooth, creamy and full; leaves a little dry from the roasted and chocolate malts

D - this is a solid porter. The more I drank it the more impressed I was by it. Pretty straight forward but delicerrs in the right places - this is more bold and packed with flavor than most from this style. Definitely worth a shot.

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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a really dark brown color from a 22 oz bomber, with ABV on the label. Little to no light penetration through the beer. The date of bottling is on the neck, but is not easy to read. It is easier to see it once the beer has been poured from the bottle.
Aroma is predominantly malty with hints of sweetness, chocolate and coffee coming through.
Taste initially had a nice hint of bitterness upfront, giving way to a sweet finish. But with time, as the beer warmed up, the bitterness upfront gave way to a more sweeter note and the bitterness was more noticeable in the finish thereafter.
Not the most robust porter, but a very tasty one nonetheless.
Medium bodied and easy to quaff equals good drinkability.
Overall, I would say that this is not the best porter, but definitely a good porter. Worth a try.

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Walker's Reserve - Porter from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,644 ratings
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