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RATINGS: 875   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Very mild aroma with hints of chocolate. Dark brown with very minimal head lasting only a short while. Flavor typical of a good porter: little bit of smoky flavor but also some chocolate and pale malty tones. Feels good going down but not much character and development. Very subtle and reserved. Overall impression is good! A nice, easy to drink porter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with brown head. Aroma sweet, chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate and spice with dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (687) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2008
This was a very good porter that had a nice sweet chocolate taste and a nice hoppyness to it and very creamy and smooth.CHEERS!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2008
bomber by way of riversideAK... muchas gracias, amigo. pours an unassuming dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. the aroma is very candy like...chocolate, dark grainy malt, sour cream, whole coffee beans, wood, earth and grass. tastes like creamy chocolatey coffee... mmm. light lactic sour and grain in there as well. dry mildly bitter finish with coffee and ash in the aftertaste. full bodied and rich but acidic enough to keep it drinkable. soft and airy mouth feel. very simplistic and really delicious. thanks alex....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2008
This was a rather thin porter, mineral mouthfeel, bitter bakers chocolate to the finish. Light smokiness, cocoa and coffee mixed in there. Between the carbonation and the mineral twang this felt too thin and bitter, I didn’t get much smoothness out of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Dark brown color. Roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate and caramel with a nice hop balance. Sweet, smooth and crisp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (541) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
You need a dark smooth beer when your trying to forget a bad day, and this one delivered. Black with a small cocoa colored head. Smells nice and chocolatey, a bit malty as well. Taste is nicely balanced. Chocolate and walnuts, just a taste of hops, but not too bitter. Silky mouthfeel. Just well rounded and darn good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Verrrry dark and luscious, a very smooth, dry porter. Not tremendously complex but certainly worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (540) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Aroma of roasted malt with coffee notes. Dark brown black with a thin brown head. Thin beer, very few fingers. Pretty balanced beer, nice carbonation.. hops, mocha, coffee, roasted malt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2008
Pours a very dark chestnut brown. Slightly translucent when backlit. The khaki colored head is large and foamy, slowly settling to a murky layer with a prominent rim. Abstract, organic looking sheets of delicate lace coat the glass well. The aroma is chocolaty, lightly roasted, and surprisingly lactic. The creaminess in the nose just shouts "smooth", and it is a perfect compliment to the soft, velvety chocolate notes. Proving the nose true, the first sip confirms the creamy, silky chocolate and caramel flavor. A hint of espresso resides somewhere deep within, just enough to lend is signature roasted character, but not enough to overpower. A light, earthy hop bitterness reveals itself on the back end, adding just the right level of balance to this fantastic brew. The mouthfeel is medium-full and creamy smooth. This is quite possibly the easiest drinking porter I have ever had. Just awesome, from start to finish. This couldn’t possibly be any more balanced.


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