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RATINGS: 877   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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3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a large, fizzy brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toffee, chocolate), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke, plum, prune, and oak. Full bodied, gritty texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.

3.5
fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Black color. Light roasted malt aroma, very lightly cheesy. Medium body, but quite smooth; per se the flavor is not impressive, with just some roasted malt, but it has a quite good harmony and a light creamy impression. Quite good.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma was moderately roasted, some chocolate, light black coffee, and earthy hops. The flavor was roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, with some hoppy bitterness. A bit thin for my taste.

3.5
fonefan (49586) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #16. ]
Light unclear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light chocolaate - coffee, maybe rye, wood, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090612]

3.7
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle shared with the guys at the Barrios’ 500th Swallow Tasting. At least 2 years old, it pours a great dark brown with fair light tan head and decent lacing. Great chocolate nose, some soy, brown sugar joins in the flavor. Decently silky mouthfeel. Some weird bitter cardboardy finish, but easily overlooked. Very good actually.

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Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Pours a fading tan head that has some legs and a dark brown body. Smells of cocoa, little coffee, smoke, and dark roasted malts. Flavor is the same. Lasting finish. Feels silky.

4.1
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2008 bottle sampled in 2009. Pours translucent blackish brown with a lacy tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate, roasted nuts with just a thin pine edge. Creamy medium body. Sweet taste of chocolate, coffee, pine and citrus with just enough pine on the finish to clean things up nicely.

3.7
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with some tan bubbles. Nose is mocha and hay with hints of molasses. Medium light with a sprinkle of carb. Taste is coffee, chocolate, some grape and caramel. Solid porter, spot on.

3.5
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
#16 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Clear deep red/brown - offwhite head. Coffee, grinded coffee, vineous, roasted, caramel, nice pleasant body, chocolate, light wood, light hoppy. OK.

3.8
yespr (45906) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
From bottle, blind #16. Pours dakr brown with a small tan head. Pinewood and grapefruity hops aroma. Mild roasted malt, vanilla and vague hoppy base flavour. Subdued sweetness. Lasting wooden and grapefruity dense bitterness into the far finish. Smooth far finish.


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