fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, pours black with a tall brown head. Roasty cocoa nib nose. Sour roasted maltand milk chocolate flavors. Not bad, but I think the heavy carbonation hurts a little.
Arayaga2 (1886) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a tall, dense brown head. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with a slight sour edge. Taste is the same, with a hint of vanilla in the finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a dark small head. The aroma is smoky with olives and dark fruit with some chocolate in there as well. The flavor is smoky coffee dark chocolate and a nice bitterness with some pronounced alcohol notes, complex and delicious!
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned and draught. Draught produced a big chocolatey head atop a lustrous obsidian colored body while the cask version had slightly less head. Aroma was strongly chocolatey, cocoa, malty, cafe au lait, and an underly sweetness reminiscent of raspberries. The flavor was roast barley, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, and again a berry like sweetness verging on cherries or raspberries. The continuous head produced a palate that was initially creamy but not overly viscous underneath. Interestingly the cask version was very reminiscent of a yoo-hoo. Nice combo there and a great porter overall.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this one. Aroma is an explosive amount of chocolate, cocoa powder, and barley malt. Taste is thinner than expected, but by no means a slouch. Very well balanced, but still a little lacking in the mouthfeel. Good all-around beer.
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black with a light brown head. aroma is chocolate coffee roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, chocolate malt, bitter cocoa, a little harsh bitterness. Decent porter.
jmm635 (926) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perhaps a higher rating because I’ve just sampled the rest of General Lafayette’s weak line-up.... Poured a deep brown with a thin tan head. Nice roasty aroma with a good bit of chocolate and coffee. Sort of sour flavor, which was weird. Too much carbonation, almost like soda. Definitely the best General Lafayette has to offer, but that’s really not saying much.
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle ྫྷoz). Shared by biegaman with me and GregClow. Dark pour,small off-white head. Slightly sour roast aroma, dry and acidic. Taste - too much like sour coffee grounds and sour cherries - weird. Slick, acidic mouthfeel, minerally aftertaste. Odd, a little too sour.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating # 100 for this. Bonus bottle from adrian910ss. Thanks Adrian. Pours a rich thick black brown with a very thin brown head. Rich chocolate malt, oak/wood, and mild coffee to the nose. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, and wood. I think this is oxided a bit :( Mouth is dry. Probably a lot better fresh still some nice qualities to it.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from a recent trade.....pours an attractive almost black pour with a moderate light tan head.....aroma of chocolate malt, dark fruit, and a mild roast.... smooth and creamy chocolate notes and roasted malt. an unexpected sour note in the finish. carbonation was a bit too lively and could have been more calm in nature. did not really enjoy the sourness as it disjointed the brew a bit.