Firestone Walker Brewing Company Walker’s Reserve (365 Day 248)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve

The weekend is here. Time for some American craft beer. 2011 was the first year that Firestone Walker Brewing Company distributed to Illinois. A very welcome addition to the American craft beers that already find their way to the shelves in Illinois. It has allowed fans to get some beers that they usually would have to travel or trade to get.

Walker’s Reserve is an American Porter that is nicely complex while displaying all the characteristics that you would expect in a porter. Roasted, chocolate, caramel, and coffee all add to the beer in both the nose and mouth. The alcohol level makes it easy to pour back. On the buy list again. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%),Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0

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