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RATINGS: 871   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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shandonbrewing (1) - USA - JUL 21, 2006 does not count
Good dark beer with a nice clean finish. I like the flavor the oak barrel conditioning gives it. Overall great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
This had a good head.Color almost black.Aroma was very aromatic of malt and nops.Has coffee taste,yeasty,bitter finish of hops.Pretty good beer,but I’ve had better.Will buy the better ones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Bomber Nose of toasty malts, bittersweet chocolate and a little coffee with a smoly note; Almost opaque ebony with a medium tan head; Flavor is of coffee, with bitter sweet chocolate and a nice bitter hop finish. 8/4/7/3/15 6/28/2006 Draft at Mission Inn Pismo Beach. Nose of roasty coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and that light smoky note as before. Hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Flavor is dark chocolate bitterness, a little bitterness in the finish, some oatmeal cerael, and background coffee notes 8/3/8/4/16 3.9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Pour is deep dark brown with a thin dense tan head...smell is strong with yeast, cocoa, some smoke...taste is a little sweeet up front with some mild cocoa flavors, but some nice vanilla following up...an unexpected treat...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Poured a very dark brown almost black with a moderately thin tan head that faded quickly. Aroma is strong and consists mostly of vanilla and chocolate with a background of sweet bready malt. Flavor has a rich creaminess of vanilla spiced mocha. A sweet full flavored maltiness holds up the roasted flavors. A resonable hoppy finish evolves out of the rich coffee beginning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Black. Small, dense, tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasty malt, burnt wood, bitter chocoffee, a bit of vanilla as it warms, and some alcohol. Full, balanced palate. More alcohol character than you would expect from a 5.9% brew, but overall a solid porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Proper appearance for the style, light cocoa and fruity malt aroma. A decent porter, lighter body than I like and not as complex and a bit too subdued. Overrated IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
22 oz. bottle from BevMo in Walnut Creek. Pours black with the faintest mahogany tint when held to light and a large tan head. Mild, roasty aroma, herbal hops and coffee. Sweet and roasty, bitter chocolate, herbal and somewhat milky with coffee in the finish. Medium body, somwhat foamy carbonation. Enjoyable Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & Dave B. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown with reddish hues and an average size foamy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla and mild smoke -- smells great! Roasty flavour of sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, a bitter finish and some oak as the beer warms. Though pretty tasty, the flavour’s not quite on the level of the aroma, it’s a little light and needs to be more flavourful. Despite that, it’s very smooth, goes down very easy and is a pretty enjoyable Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and Dave B, my bottle. Poured opaque dark brown with ruby highlights and a large light brown foamy head. Subtle rich roasty aroma - chocolate, coffee beans, pine nuts, with plenty of lightly resiny grassy hops, some lactic and smoke notes. Light flavour, milk chocolate, mocha, hints of cherry and raisins, plenty of dry hops in the longish bitter finish. Somewhat light bodied, a little acidic and not much carbonation. Nice, but not sock-knocking-off - did get smokier and hoppier as it warmed.


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