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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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The Whale is a smooth yet complex beer, packed with flavor yet easy to drink. We layer distinctive English brown malt and two types of chocolate malt to create aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate and a surprisingly deep roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berkshirejohn (4956) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
On tap at the Hamburg Brewing Company, Hamburg, NY. A bright mahogany colour with a ring of cream head; aroma of good quality chocolate shavings; intense chocolate taste thatís quite bitter; and a dry woody, earthy, bitterness to finish. An excellent, well-rounded, beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6759) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts, cocoa and chocolate. Clear brown with a light brown head. Sweet toasted malts, cocoa and some light earthy hops. Easy drinking and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Where and how: tap @ brewery
Aromamedium bold approach. Noted with chocolate blend with darker malts.7+
Top: large, off-white espresso like cap.
Base: hazy brown with lace and rings.
Palate : soft, smooth mellow in approach. Medium bodied with mid walls.
Taste: easy going with plenty of dark chocolate. Roasty backing. Slightly phenolic top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2414) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Dark Roasted Malts, Nutty, Mild Coffee T: Nutty, Dark Roasted Malts, Coffee, Mild Milk Chocolate M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Roasty, Dry, Mildly Bitter Overall, a really nice Brown Ale with a lot of balanced flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2854) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at Liberty Hound while visiting Kara in Buffalo. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, orange, some caramel. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some citrus. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
hand bottle thank to Rudy - Dark toffee malts and coffee. Butterscotch. Sweet biscuits and grains. Some boozey heat and carbonic acid. Verging on barleywine, but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4444) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13

Aroma: This one has a nice, rich nutty and malty aroma to it
Appearance: It pours a nice brown color with a tan head and medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is much like the nose, malty, toasty, and nutty, minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and a nice drinkability
Overall Impression: I thought this was another tasty offering from Community Beer Works. It makes for a top notch brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1155) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Draft to pint glass Oatmeal, toasted malt, and molasses. Dark brown with a tinge of red, but no head. Taste is malty with a little bitterness and a lite sourness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little creamy. Nice, but its not amazing. It could do with a little more balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yumyum (214) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
No idea what this beer was going in. On the nose I was getting tobacco and a coffee vibe but when I tasted it the flavours didnít match the expectaions my nose had set. It was very nutty in the forefront and those flavours I had been expecting on the nose fell well into the background. The mouthfeel was quite thin for my liking otherwise a very solid brew especially for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6415) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Mini-growler. Pours a deep, dark amber-brown with an average size long-lasting frothy tan head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, nuts, notes of chocolate & coffee, vanilla, light leafy hops and a hint of smoke -- lots going on for a Brown Ale. Flavour is toasted malt and leafy hops first followed by nuts, coffee, chocolate and an average bitter finish. Medium+ bodied. Almost creamy mouthfeel. This is a damn good Brown Ale, one of the best Iíve had in fact, well done boys! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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