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RATINGS: 885   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, notes of malt and a touch of coffee. Flavor is incredibly smooth, flavorful with a wash of chocolate, coffee and malts. A beer that greatly complimented the cold weather.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Reviewed 12/28/2008 (bottle): Pours a very dark red brown color body, with a big foamy craggy tan head. Some alcohol, strong coffee. A little dusty sweet chocolate aroma, not too strong. Watery palate. Weak roasted coffee taste, a little bit of chocolate. Nice sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. The black body was topped with a large light tan head. The aroma was coffee and strong roast. There was also some soybean and walnuts. The taste was medium coffee roast with some walnuts. A candy caramel finish. A pleasing porter, but not super special.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpersinger (349) - , California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
22oz bomber pours nearly opaque brown with ruby halo and capped in beige tight head. Aroma is coffee with cream and chocolate with nuttiness. Medium body, or more, with flavor tones of coffee, malt, oak and whiskey. Whiskey in finish. Rewarding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
From a 22 oz bottle purchased locally. Aroma is full of roasted coffee and chocolate. Color is a deep ruby brown with a creamy tan head that laces well. Flavor is more roast coffee, with a strong toasty malt backbone. Bitterness is strong but not overpowering. It works well with the malt. Some citrus hop flavor in the finish. Clean, dry and creamy. Overall very complex and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Dark brown pour with a solid bit of carbonation and a medium sized tan head. Chocolate and malt in the aroma with maybe a very mild hint of smokiness. Very full bodied and with a hearty malt and chocolate flavor with some mild coffee backing. Much better than I expected for a brewery most noted for their pale ales!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
22oz. bomber, dated 03/26/08 on the neck, and thanks to EinWeizenbitte from over on BeerAdvocate, appreciate it Todd. Pours a lighter brown with a two finger off-white foamy head, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, bittersweet chocolate and some light espresso. Flavor is more espresso, chocolate and a hint of oak. Nicely done and a very enjoyable, highly drinkable porter, thanks again Tim.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Justin. Pours a dark brown to black color with good head retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and sweet chocolate with notes of smoke, spice, dark chocolate, some caramel and maybe even dark ripe fruit. Flavor is roasted malt with notes of dark chocolate, hints of coffee, toffee, and smoke. Generally full body with a sweet, slightly smoky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Justin. Pours a deep brown with amber highlights and a small light tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, a touch of caramel, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6761) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
Courtesy of Justin. Thanks a lot for this amazing brew. Pours black, with brownish head. Aroma is lightly roasted. Taste is very sweet, plenty of nice coffee and roasted malts. Mouthfeel and aftertaste are dominated by the nice velvety roastiness and nice chocolate malts. This is definitely one of the best porters out there.


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