RateBeer
overall
97
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2008
Dark black body with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, some caramel, and a hint of fruitiness. Roasted malt, light chocolate, and caramel flavor. Moderate hop bitterness in the background that lingers. Medium creamy body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
22oz bottle, Poured a clear dark brown with a red tint and light tan head. Aroma of very roasted malt, chocolate and some fruitiness. Roasted malt flavor with a moderate long lasting bitterness for the finish. Semi-dry. Thins out on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
A nice porter with dark roasted malts and nice oak notes too. Some vanilla, wood, and earth round out the usual porter flavors. Very smooth and creamy. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Sampled out of a 22. Very nice brew. Not too much flavor to it but it goes down incredibly smooth. Pours nice with a little bit of head that quickly goes away. Very dark and creamy. A very nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
On tap at brewpub in Buellton. I was anticipating a bigger bolder beer (based in reviews) than what I tasted. It just seemed like a straight down the middle porter that was a little fizzy. I would have it again, but would not need to seek it out to satisfy a craving. I followed it with their Oatmeal Stout which was better. (I wanted their Union Jack IPA but it was not on).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bomber. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. Poured lighter than expected.. clear deeper iced tea brown with a thick cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter roasted chocolates and tangy oak upfront with vanilla beans, flaked oats, and moderate roast coffee showing as it warmed up a tad.. earth and piney hoppage form the final layer.. everything comes together quite nicely! The flavor had espresso beans, semi-sweet chocolate, and vanilla at the core supporting high doses of pine, earth, and citrus bitterness.. the sweeter finish picks up oats and light oaky sourness.. well done! Medium-bodied at most with great balance between the sweet elements and the ample hoppage.. creamy carbonation.. long finish. Very good beer that I would drink often if available!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Cleveland tasting

Thanks to whomever popped this open as I always like trying new Firestone Walker releases. This one wasn’t the best but it is still a solid porter. Firestone is quickly moving up my list of "must try" breweries whenever I get to that part of the world.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep black fluid body had only a slight head. Hints of cinnamon blended with the typical porter smells (coffee and malt) to form a cohesive slightly thin nose.

Flavor / Palate - The body was a little thin and watery. However the nice combination of coffee, anise and hops more than compensated. It could do with a little more punch but overall this wasn’t a bad release. I’d probably drink it again in the future.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Bottle: Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Aroma, earthy, fruity, some roasted malts, coffee. Flavor, roasted notes, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
I rate it this high because I put it in the category it belongs in: Brown. This is a brown beer, no doubt in my mind, and one of the best I have ever had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle... Ultra dark with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is a mélange of milk chocolate, roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, coffee and vanilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Sweet, mocha flavor presents notes of coffee and cocoa. Burnt and well-bittered. Bittersweet, deeply roasted finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing his bottle!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 67 68 69  70  71 72 73 » 88


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50