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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Tap @ General Lafayette. Poured a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma was roasty. Roasted malt flavor with notes of dark chocolate and light coffee on the finish. This beer likee their others was estery. Some warmth in the chest. Semi-dry with a moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4060) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Out of the growler at C-Bus 7. Big foamy brown head over a very dark beer. Big chocolate nose with flavors of roasted grains, chocolate, brown sugar and coffee. It thins as it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Chocolate coffee aroma, strong with a rich malty character and a bit of lactose airy-sweetness. Dark black-brown, with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with chocolate and coffee notes, lactose sweetness and some light carbonic acidity. There is also an odd rubbery tang to the finish of this one, too. Brown sugar and light molasses. Dry-nutty bitter finish and some tangy after. Band-Aid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
12oz bottle. thanks to kan. pours black with very small head. nose of dark chocolate and plum. flavor are a bit sourish, chocolate and berry. thin body with prickly mouth feel. the carbonation needs adjusting so i could see how this would be nice on draft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Cask conditioned. Pitch black with a brown sugar head. Anise, dark chocolate and café au lait. Taste is much the same but restrained. The cask softens the edges allowing the flavors to meld; imparts some wood. Medium body, light carb. Wonderful finish that echoes sweet licorice and mocha.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3378) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours black with brow highlights and a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee with a hint of licorice. Chocolate flavor with some roasted malt and coffee. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
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.


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