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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks man. Pours a dark brown body with a medium light brown head. The aroma is light coffee and roasted malts, no alcohol at all. The flavor had become a bit oxidized perhaps; a sour woody, roasted malt, some roasted coffee beans and some acidic notes. Not really sweet at all, but altogether not a bad beer. I’m skeptical of the quality of this particular beer and I’ll try to rate again soon. Not bad though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2009
(11/12/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Lafayette Hill. Black-colored. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and some cocoa notes. Sweet roasty flavor with some coffee, nutty notes and chocolate. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Sampled out of BrianK’s Glass. A dark beer with a thin tan head. A bit of chocolate bakers style, no real etoh or hops to note. Crisp and dry, a bit grainy maybe the malt. Enjoyable with notes of vanilla.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Poured an opaque black color with crimson hints around the edges, with a tan head and spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, chocolate and roast. Taste was lightly sweet, with chocolate and fudge, roast, and finished dry and smokey. The mouthfeel was thinner than I had expected, after having the Double Porter earlier this year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Sampled at the bar. This is a kick-ass robust porter. I think they had this under the name chocolate thunder porter or something like that. Pours a rich black with ruby highlights and a nice lasting thick creamy beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweet chocolate malts upfront, some light roast, lightly hoppy and a drier light bitter finish. Very smooth overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Draught at Brewery 9/1/07: Aroma of chocolate, malts, and roasting. Poured dark brown in color with a small brown head that diminished quickly. Lightly sweet, medium bitter flavor. Tastes of chocolate, piney hops, and roasting. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Lightly dry chocolate malt finish. 7/3/7/3/17=3.5. Draught at Brewery 10/15/06: Aroma of chocolate, malts, and coffee. Poured black in color with a small, creamy, light brown head. Opaque. Ok lacing. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Long, dry, chocolate finish. 7/4/7/3/16=3.7.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
On tap, Kennett Square Brewfest 2006. Pours a deep black colored body with a foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is lots of chocolate malt, light roast, coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor is quite roasty with lesser chocolate malt than I expected from the aroma. A good bit of coffee and anise as well. Light bitterness emerges on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was a decent Porter but I thought that it was a little bit on the thinner sdie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2008
bottle thanks to Bman113VR. black pour with a thin cream head. huge chocolate/roasted malt scent. very thick roasted malts with chocolate in the flavor. not too thick on the palate and an easy finish. very nice brew here.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dark porter with a super huge medium brown foamy head with super great retention and lacing – almost to the point where I am wondering if something is wrong. Aroma of sour roasted malt is not very enticing and smells like an infection. Taste is way too sour or style. Unfortunately this one is infected and I will have to re-rate at some point in time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2006
KSBF 2006. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee, some dark fruits and vanilla. Flavors of the same kind of has a very organic maltiness going on...enjoyed this one.


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