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Copper Crow Chocolate Thunder



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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
The quintessential General Lafayette Inn brew, we carry on the tradition at the Crow of producing this rich, flavorful dark ale. Call it a Porter, call it a Stout, we call it delicious. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors blend with an uncanny drinkability in this local legend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
On draft at Pickering Creek Inn. Disappointing. I had this and a pils that Copper Crow offered and both had very astringent, bitter palates. Could be infection or just poor brewing habits. Pours black, head quickly fades. You can tell something isn’t right in the nose, there are hints of roasty malts and cocoa, but it smells "off". It continues to the palate, hopefully they get it sorted out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2004
This was a tasty beer. Very dark, even for a porter, with a nice brown head. Aroma is subtle of chocolate and sweetness, if thats possible. Flavor is robust with chocolate and hints of toffee. Medium bodied with nice smooth, soft mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden well. One of the better beers at this microbrewery and perfect for dessert.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfinder1 (49) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
One of the best portors I ever had. It usally the last beer I have when I am finishing up my meal at the bar right at the Inn. A must try when you visit the General Laffatte INN.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
On cask at Friday the Firkinteeth. This was the highlight of the day. I loved this stuff! Basically imagine sitting at breakfast, having a nice full pancake meal, with maple syrup, sausage, and a little fruit bowl. Take in that smell and that is this beer. Flavor was chocolately and maple syruppy, but also smokey. It was a beautiful cloudy dark brown color. The mouthfeel was unbelievably smooth. All I can say is wow! I wonder if this is as good when its not on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigmattiem (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Loved it, like drinking my dessert

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Largiari (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Nose is of sweet chocolate and mocha. Minimal head with some lacing, a bit frothy. Taste is toasted chocolate flavors, hints of vanilla and cream follow, continues for a minute in the finish. Very drinkable Porter, I could put back a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mferreira (3) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008 does not count
This beer has a full dark chocolate flavor with hints of dark roasted coffee. It could have benefited from additional malt to offset the bitterness. The aroma was of alcohol and chocolate. It features an opaque black color with caramel hued head. Lacks nuance but if dark chocolate is your passion, then this beer could be very pleasurable.

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