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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Bottled. Pours coca-cola black with red hues. Tan head. Chocolate aroma with livley fruit notes as well. Mild chocolate flavors and a bit of coffee. a little bit of sweet toffee as well. Light on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. The poured a deep brown. Very opaque but clear. Moderate but quickly dissipating head (off white). The aroma had chocolate, nutty/oaky wood, and maybe some cinnamon. Relatively nice. I noted caramel malt, milk chocolate, wood, and some citrus flavors (hops?) deep down midway through the tasting. I also noted a lingering chocolate finish. The body was medium, a bit chalky at first but moved to a more creamy texture as it warmed. A good porter overall, but be sure not to drink this too cold. I missed a lot of the character early on. Not as good with my steak as I had hoped.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vaportrail (14) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
A dark brown porter with coffee and a slightly carmel aroma. This brew is slightly sweet and rich. Certainly a medium-bodied beer with a mildly bitter finish. I really cared for the overall richness that this brew provides. Just a good mix overall--not too sweet or full-bodied and has a roundess that must come from its aging. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
This is from a 22oz bottle. Poured out an opaque black with a tall light brown head that dies down quickly leaving some lace around the glass. Aroma is full of dark chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee. The flavor was similar with a bittersweet chocolate up front and roasted coffee flavors coming on strong as well. There were notes of earthy hops and this beer ended with a lingering roasted coffee flavor. Mouthfeel was about medium with good drinkability. Pretty good example of the style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SurlyDuff99 (2) - Springfield, USA - MAR 22, 2005 does not count
We luckily stumbled upon a keg of FW Reserve at Tavern liquor in the San Fernando Valley. Very good porter. Fine, distinctive flavor. Another great effort by Firestone.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Bottle. Brown-black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate but also with a background sourness that I just couldn’t get past. Thinner body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Lovely aroma of milk chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee. Large light brown rocky head with moderate lacing. Medium body on the palate with a snappy dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 Rating #2 Bottle (7 3 7 4 16). A dark brown color with a foamy brown head. A nice chocoatey bouquet in the nose and a full bodied robust chocolate, caramel and malt flavor. Very smooth and rich. Rating #1 Tap @ Toronado (6 3 6 3 15). Black color with a diminished tan head. Earthy smoked flavors and nose that is complimented by chocolate and toasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2323) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Thanks to my Santa for this bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Oily roasted malt nose - some cocoa. The most understated oak aged beer I’ve tasted. The same kind of thing is happening here as happened w. Oaked Bastard. Flavors are softer than I imagine they would be without the oak. Chocolate, milk, sweet malt. The finish is quite sweet but nice. Pity this isn’t a bit more complex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 Bottled Bomber. Brown/black color with quickly dissipating tan head. Malty smell. Medium to thin body with minimal carbonation. quickly dissipating aftertaste. I was dissipaointed with the thin mouthfeel and minimal taste. Not a very good porter


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