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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, Walkers 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerIamBlog (20) - - OCT 27, 2012
This beer was a bit of a letdown for me. I mean the bottle had a plastic covering around the cap that you had to pull off. So my expectations were up there. When I poured it into the glass, it had a nice dark brown color and I thought oh yeah baby. But then I smelled it and the alcohol smell was overpowering. And I wouldnt expect that from 5.8% ABV beer. And unfortunately the taste was the same way. It was drinkable, just lacking in flavor for me. It did get better as we went along. I could taste the chocolate and coffee which was nice, but the beer still did not knock my socks off - check out more at www.beeriam.com


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1840) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 14, 2016
backlog. Brown with a beige head. Roasted cereals in the nose. tasty and complex for the abv

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3495) - Gteborg, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2982) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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 doesnt 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 Im 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3244) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9651) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 650 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Gteborg 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10464) - 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 Ive had (in 2008)."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7230) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Clear dark brown color with a tan head. Coffee, vanilla, mild roasted, mild fruity and chocolate aroma. Really nice. Medium + body. A bit fizzy carbonation. Fine bitterness. Chocolate, raisins, coffee and toffee flavor. Unusual but nice porter.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]


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