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RATINGS: 886   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JAN 7, 2007
22oz bottle poured dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma was typical porter with some oak and some oats. Taste was very nicely balanced yet complex with all the malts and oak flavors. Could be one of the best from Firestone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Aroma has a slight dark fruit component that shines through despite the powerful oak and vanilla aromas. Poured out with a very thin, tan head that dissipated rather quickly, settling on top of a chestnut body with ruby highlights. Roasted malts are very buttery and slippery on the tongue. Enjoyable and pleasantly soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2436) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2006
Quick thankyou to Kook for lobbing this one back from the U.S., amongst others. Served up at backyard patio temperature at a small tasting here in Perth.
Deep, shimmering, ruddy brown with not much of a head though by this time my flute glass was all gammed up. Deep, woody, dusty and gritty, lightly roasted malt nose with a nice, dry, peanut butter edge. Very pleasant. Medium-light bodied and smooth as silk. Quite dry, and again dusty overall. Light roasted coffee, complex malts and bitter, dry chocolate on the swallow. Nice show of wood age inside the swallow and aftertaste. Good reserve of grit, burnt sugar and dry roasted grains also. Quite a nice drop, though not on the intense side of things. A relaxing beer, nicely made. (1 pint, 6Fl.Oz, age unknown)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1867) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Bottle:

11/17/06. Pours deep brown with a nice dark-tan head. A mellow blend of chocolate roastiness and soft red wine notes, slightly chalky on the finish. This is a perfectly nice porter, well balanced, no glaring flaws -- but for me it was just too cautious of a beer. It lacked the spark of personality that would have taken it to the next level. That said, I’m quite happy drinking this stuff! One could do a heck of a lot worse.

Tap 1/28/10. Draft at Fiddlers. Pretty much exactly as above. No flaws, just yawns. 3.6 seems a bit generous but it probably deserves the 7s and 4s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown/mahogany body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate, lactos, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, vinous, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 22oz bottle acquired in trade with Odeed (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of light wood / oak, chocolate (that came out more as I let it air out), and light vanilla. Tastes of light oak, roast, vanilla and had a light coffee finish. Body a little on the thin side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a dark brown with some red when held to the light with an average bubbly light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toasty, hints of oak and some vanilla. Flavors of the same but a bit on the thin side...very light hints of oak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2006
bomber from OhioDad. nearly black on the pour with a great looking tan head. aroma was mostly chocolate with some coffee beans. flavor was bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some citrus hops on the back end. a very enjoyable drink, thanks Scott.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
On tap: Dominating oak nose with some slight hints of chocolate. Dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. Quick sweet chocolate presence up front with a touch of roasted coffee. Huge oak finish with some slight pine bitterness. Without a doubt the strongest oak flavored beer I’ve ever had and it was a little too much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2006
Thanks to Kook. Deep dark brown body with a short head. Smooth chocolate flavour that starts to lose it a little midway, taste the american oak.


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