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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
Not quite what I’d expected to be honest. I hadn’t really paid attention to what I was pouring and only afterwards did I find out it was a porter. Well, this was not like most porters out there which is a good thing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt, some smoke, and caramel. Appearance was coke-like, dark brown/black with light brown highlights and a one-finger sized off-white head. Flavors were really light IMO for a porter. Coffee, roasted malts, caramel and light chocolate. Everything with this beer seemed light and that’s okay. I like a little switch from the heavy handed porters/stouts that flood the market. While this beer could have carried a little more flavor for me, it’s almost a sessionable porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Beer pours dark brown with a nice, thick totally retained cream colored head. Aroma is rich chocolate malt. The flavor is malty, mainly chocolate with just a hint of roasted nuts and a sip of coffee. The mouthfeel is enjoyable too. Not too thin like so many porters. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dynamind69 (29) - San Miguel, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2007 This is a great porter ,it pours deep black with a fantastic nose of sweet malts.It tastes of dark chocolate with notes of coffee and dates . It has no bitter aftertaste, with a perfect hops blend .It ’s not too harsh just right on the taste buds.This is the best porter on the market at this price.This is the best product by Firestone,whose brews have greatly improved.I highly recommend this porter.It is one of my favorite brews.Superb!.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
This dude poured a nice thick dark brown color that forms into a dark thick foam. The taste and smell of this Porter are great. It took me 5 different stops to finally find it but it was worth it. A very drinkable solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Aroma = roasted notes and slight oakiness Appearance = Dark brown to black Flavor = Really great, Oakiness is subtle and smooth and well with in balance, roasted and low toastiness with some dark carmel Palate = medium Full Overall = Super beer! I really like the light balance of oak and smooth not acidic roastiness. For a bigger beer you can drink continuously. Great job

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
22oz bottle. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, oak, light smokiness and dark fruits. A little bit of oxidation, too. Appearance: Dark brown in color with small red highlights. Head was medium khaki, full and foamy with great retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Nice roastiness with some coffee and smoke. Oak and light vanilla. Some light pine and citrus from the hops with a good hop bitterness. Again, a little oxidation creeps in. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Not a bad stout. Enjoyed the subtle woodiness from the barrel ageing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Super yummy from the get-go. It’s been a while since I had a really good porter (I’d fallen into a quite enjoyable IPA/Imperial IPA rut/bliss). The aroma is natural porter chocolate/coffee. Really dark, with a strong light you can see the dark brown/mahogany tones at the edges. Frothy head; milkshake-like. Tastes like it smells, delicious (in the flavor I picked up more of the oak barrel influence, often incorporated by Firestone, than in the aroma). smooth aftertaste. Firestone is a fantastic brewery that keeps pleasing. If you see this beer buy it! 22 oz. Pasadena, CA, USA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JAN 7, 2007
22oz bottle poured dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma was typical porter with some oak and some oats. Taste was very nicely balanced yet complex with all the malts and oak flavors. Could be one of the best from Firestone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Aroma has a slight dark fruit component that shines through despite the powerful oak and vanilla aromas. Poured out with a very thin, tan head that dissipated rather quickly, settling on top of a chestnut body with ruby highlights. Roasted malts are very buttery and slippery on the tongue. Enjoyable and pleasantly soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2006
Quick thankyou to Kook for lobbing this one back from the U.S., amongst others. Served up at backyard patio temperature at a small tasting here in Perth.
Deep, shimmering, ruddy brown with not much of a head though by this time my flute glass was all gammed up. Deep, woody, dusty and gritty, lightly roasted malt nose with a nice, dry, peanut butter edge. Very pleasant. Medium-light bodied and smooth as silk. Quite dry, and again dusty overall. Light roasted coffee, complex malts and bitter, dry chocolate on the swallow. Nice show of wood age inside the swallow and aftertaste. Good reserve of grit, burnt sugar and dry roasted grains also. Quite a nice drop, though not on the intense side of things. A relaxing beer, nicely made. (1 pint, 6Fl.Oz, age unknown)


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