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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
toast, chocolate, caramel. light sweetness, lightly bitter, little salt. medium body, slick feel, lively carb


3.5
Tide (3895) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2017
Draught at Firestone tap room. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, a bit of nuts, wood, smoke, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, a bit of coffee and dark fruits. Very nice porter.

3.9
haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 14, 2016
backlog. Brown with a beige head. Roasted cereals in the nose. tasty and complex for the abv

3.6
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Brown color with a hint of umber when held to the light. Moderate sized tan head with some decent lace. Toasted to roasted malt, light earth and dark chocolate. Slight dark caramel sweetness. Dark chocolate, light roasted malt and light herbal hops in the flavors. Fairly light in feel. Finish has some tar and ashes. Pretty much what a porter should be. 3/11

4.3
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark dark brown thin tan head. Toffee is the main standout. Brown malts add and some coffee bitterness finishes to nice crisp porter.

3.6
thomat (3863) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.2
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Dark pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Bourbony chocolate aroma. Taste is malty roasty goodness. Highly carbonated.

3.5
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
In short: A nourishing small porter. Tasty but a little too sweet to be sessionned.
How: Bottle 22oz, a few times, generally fresh.
The look: Mostly clear dark mahogany body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted cereals with a dessert-ish sweetness and almost nothing in the way of esters and fruity notes. Body is medium in size and well carbonated. Taste doesn’t surprise nor disappoint. Roasted cereals, black liquorice, dark caramel, cacao beans. Low in the hops department. A little too much sweetness sensation for such a low abv beer but nothing that really prevents drinkability. Overall, a nice but unexceptional almost-sessionnable porter/stout. Yet another rating for me, and I’m very good at writing superb beer ratings, I write beer ratings I can be very proud of until I get close to the end and then I ruin everything for no apparent reason double-penetration.

3.6
weihenweizen (3825) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber from blutt59, March 27, 2013, poured into a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights and medium/small beige head. Aroma is roasty, medium body, medium carbonation, and some thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, roasty, coffee, some caramel, and herbal hops.

3.2
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 650 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Bottled 12/02/13.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear dark brown color, small teal to tan head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent. Malty, dry, harsh, bitter taste. Bitter, grainy aftertaste, some dry wall. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, dry medium bitterness that is harsh like.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"smooth beer! compared to the 3 crappy to pretty good porters we had over the last couple days, this one was great. Very nice hop aroma, but the nose was lacking the roasted malt/chocolate. They were present in the flavor a little more, with a light hop balance, which was nice. Again, really smooth. Better than any other Firestone beer I’ve had (in 2008)."


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