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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A special version of The Whale with espresso added after fermentation was complete. Batches before 1/1/14 used espresso from Blue Mountain Coffee Roasters in Buffalo, NY. Batches after 1/1/14 used espresso from Public Espresso and Coffee in Buffalo, NY

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
[Mini-growler] Pours a deep dark amber-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. Some minimal lacing. Aroma of espresso first followed by toasted malt, notes of chocolate and vanilla and light leafy hops. Flavour is creamy and toasty along with lots of coffee, some chocolate and a nice coffee bitter finish. Medium bodied. As fine a Brown Ale as I’ve had, great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Draft at pizza plant. Dark Brown pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is sweet espresso. Taste is a nice bittersweet espresso body with a sweet chocolate though. A bit thin, but really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
Growler fill from the brewery. Pours a dark, basically opaque brown. Smells strongly of light coffee, light roast, nothing too heavy or bitter. Light mouthfeel, easy to drink, decent carbonation. Very strong on the coffee throughout. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4997-20121207] Cask. Dry dusty roasted malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. More dry dusty roasted malt in the flavour heavily accented with espresso. Full body. Interesting to sample. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-07. Dark brown head fades. Strong aroma of coffee grounds and beans. Muted dark malt 7+ Flavour is similar dry roasty coffee lightly bitter 7+ Average bodied palate is under carbonated. More coffee than I personally care for but it grows on me a lot in the second half of the glass, once my taste buds have acclimated. On cask at Goodbar, Buffalo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
cask at Mr Goodbar, brown pour, aroma of roasted coffee. espresso adds a nice touch to the already solid whale. nice beer rudy

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