Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve Porter

Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve Porter
5.8% ABV
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
22 oz bottle
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
Date on bottle: 12/14/12
Reviewed on 2/15/13

This porter pours a dark brown color with a frothy ivory-colored head with decent retention.  Moderate lacing.

Smell has dark chocolate, coffee, malt, hops, smokiness, toastiness, slight spice, slight floral, mild vanilla.

Taste has malt, hops, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight smokiness, slight toastiness, floral, hint of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a good kick of bitterness.  Some dryness at the back end.  

Overall, this is a nice tasting, smooth porter with a fairly classic porter profile.  Easy drinking with some good bitterness and dryness.  Another quality beer from Firestone Walker. 

My score: 90

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