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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

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hershiser2 (3665) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Tap at pano's in buffalo. Pours brown with an offwhite head. Flavor is bitter coffee, roasted and roasted malt. A little ash. Nice.

trapped (3599) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 21, 2017
Draught @ Arts & Crafts Beer Oarlor. Murky reddish brown with very small frothy beige head, coffee aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter mocha with creamy taste at the back, smooth body, long bitter chocolate finish. Quite smooth and easy to drink.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 1, 2017
October 23, 2015 - Volo Cask Days, Session #1 - gravity cask. Deep brick red with a huge beige/tan lasting frothy head. Nutty and oily roast aroma (coffee/chocolate/nutshell) - dry and a bit twiggy, light alcohol, hardly any sweetness, just a hint of nougat and herbal bitterness - splendid! Taste follows, more bitterness, less nutty malt - even less sweetness, more fresh roasted coffee bean character - wow! all the crappy brown ales in the world and this MIGHT be the best I have ever had; top 3, for sure. Solid body - chewy, airy, medium dry pleasant nutshell, cocoa finish, maybe a little maple syrup there as a surprise. Stunning beer - but that’s Rudy!!

markducommun (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Fairly clear brown, light tan head. Bright bitter chocolate, subtle dark berries. Bright roast coffee. Lightly bitter, moderately dry. Lighter clean body, longish finish. Quite nice.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Growler from Frank. My portion was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark brown color with a level foamy white head. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some roasty malts, good dose of nuts, some caramel/toffee maltiness, light coffee, and a little bit of dark chocolate. Some leafy hops at the very end - some light bitterness. The flavor leaned into the roast initially and then created a nice delicate sweet to roasty aftertaste. Smooth sweet and roasty finish. The feel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, damn good brown ale that I would love to have again.

rejtable (2837) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at CaskDays. Pours brown with some foamy head and some lacing. Nose is coffee and cardboard. Flavours of dark fruit coffee. Taste medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium body with lively carbonation.

gatorfan84 (30) - - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Great dark beer. Has undertones of of coffee and has a malty taste. It pours a small a dark red is brown ale.

bigda83 (879) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Draft sample. Pours a clear red/amber with a small off white head. Aroma of some chocolate, caramel, cherry, and plum. Flavor had sugar, toffee, caramel, hints of chocolate, and a bit of roast to it. Body was light and texture was thin. Carbonation was average. Not bad, but not great.

berkshirejohn (6651) - 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 that’s quite bitter; and a dry woody, earthy, bitterness to finish. An excellent, well-rounded, beer.

Ferris (16493) - 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.

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