I’ve read about Firestone for a while, but haven’t had the chance (thank you Missouri law) to try their beers. I got their Walker’s Reserve Porter, and I was thoroughly impressed.
*Aroma - rather subdued for a Robust Porter. It had a bit of toast and a little chocolate, but not one smell overwhelmed another.
*Color - dark (what can I say?)
*Mouthfeel - smooth and silky with low carbonation… don’t remember what the head & retention looked like
*Taste - VERY balanced. I’ve screwed up my own porters with too high an ABV, lending too big of a boozey taste and drowning out the great flavor a porter should have. FW did a great job of keeping the ABV right in the middle of the category @ 5.8% (BJCP - 4.8-6.5%)
So, that’s that. FW’s ratings and reputation certainly live up to their billing in this porter. I can’t wait to have more of their brews. Enjoy!