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RATINGS: 887   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Dark brown - can't see thru this one; fluffy kahki head disolved down to rocky islands and nice lacing. Taste hovers between roast coffee and chocolate, and another flavor kept bouncing in and out and took awhile to figure out what it was - caramel. Finish is nice and dry, some bitterness and a tiny sour note (back of tongue). My one very minor quibble with this was the prickly carbonation - I had hoped that it would leave as the brew warmed, but it didn't.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Roasted beans. Like real roasted coffee beans smelled in a coffee shop roasting them. Breads, wheats, and carbos. Sounds like a power drink. Smooth and enjoyable for a porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Sweet dark and creamy. Notes of coffee and caramel and complex grains...nuts... it's all in there. Upped to 6%, this is a fine, fine bottle conditioned porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled, thanks hopsrus!!
Very dark brown. Restrained grapefruit aroma. Flowery and reasonably dry with medium- to light body and a licorice finish. Flavourful, yet very drinkable. A top notch porter!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Dark and thick. This beer is a tasty one. Rich, toasty malt flavor with a rich creaminess. Full flavored and complex. I’m glad they took it out of the taprooms and bottled it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Hard to say how accurate this is as I was pretty wasted when I drank it. But I do remember it being rather heavy and full flavored on the tongue and quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
I really liked this porter. It has a rich chocolate flavor. The flavor of the malts comes through very well. Slightly bitter on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Draught: Chocolatey brown with a thick tan head, slight nutty atoma, and choclatey flavored...bitter finish Bottle: pretty weak, not much flavor..the body was semmi-full though..the appearance was perfect..but it was not complex in the least.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Yeah yeah yeah! Dark opaque brown (maybe black) color. Roasty coffee, chocolate, slight bitterness aroma. The flavor was full and well rounded. Like others have said, it’s not extreme in any direction. It is, perhaps, a perfect middle-of-the-road porter. Definite bittersweet chocolate finish, very crisp. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garyp699 (9) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002 does not count
Extremely balanced and easy drinking dark ale. This beer is very smooth and satisfying.


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