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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Growler courtesy of a non-RBerian named, Ev (Blitheringidiot in some parts) Thanks, man. <P> Aroma is highly concentrated with both coffee and chocolate notes and ample roasted highlights as well as an alcohol tinged dark fruit element. Dark brown in color with a quickly diminishing, two finger thick mocha head, which compresses to pinky thickness in short order. Lots of burnt malt in the fore followed by smooth and creamy chocolate and then acidic coffee notes. Has a comforting smoothness to it and is quite full bodied for a porter. I couldn’t wait long enough to let it chill so I am drinking it around 60 degrees and the roasted notes are more pronounced than they might be at a cooler temperature. But the chocolate notes are also quite pronounced. Has a great feel in the mouth...much bigger and fuller than expected and while the range of flavor is narrow the intensity of flavor is very high. Quite tasty and well put together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2006
On tap at Barcade. Deep dark brown in color witho a nice fluffy off white head. Roasty chocolatety aroma. Malty and hoppy flavor. Bittersweet chocolate notes. Finish is roasty. Sweet tasting. Rich and smooth. Full bodied. Very nice. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Black, thin tan creamy head. Nose was loaded with intense bitter chocolate tones, medium roast coffee notes, with just a touch of toasted caramel and berry. Burnt chocolate malt and hints of more coffee and berry flavor are found throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Damn good….

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2042) - USA - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 From a cask at the General Lafayette Inn and Brewpub. Coffee and sweet malt aroma, black pour with light orange hilites. Full and flavorful, a bit dry. Very nice porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
C-Bus 7 Growler shared by moejuck: Poured black with a medium tan head that held up well after a lengthy stay in the growler. Aroma, chocolate and coffee were predominant with a bit of a woody kick in there. Flavor, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, a nice roasty finish, medium bodied, and easy drinking. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Pours almost completely black with a slightly fizzy mocha head that recedes to a thin collar. The aroma has chocolate, vanilla and toasted malts. There’s also a little bit of tartness in the nose. The taste has an initial tartness that may indicate a little infection but there is still plenty of thick chocolate malts and coffee underneath. It’s got an excellent body for the ABV and I imagine it was an exceptional porter in its prime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
On draft at Capone’s. Pours dark with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, and wood. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Nice healthy body, great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Courtesy Quake1028. Growler. Pours back as night, with a thick, foamy light brown head. Great looking. Smells of dense chocolate, some mild coffee, dark malts, and maybe even a touch of some mint in there. The flavor was sweet chocolate, some toasted malts, and light roast. The chocolate was definitely the main character, so appropriately named. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Carbonation seems to have held up pretty good. A little earthiness in there too that was unique. Very sticky mouthfeel, with a chocolate aftertaste. Very nice brew. Thanks for sharing John!!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Very well made "robust" porter, smooth finish, alcohol content hidden well. Perfect beer for a cold winter night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Nice high-rated porter from kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours black with a small bubble tan head that fades medium fast. Aroma is of chocolate, malt, a little alcohol. Not bad. Taste leans a hair dry when cold, and a hair sweet when warm. I prefer it at room temperature for this reason. I don’t follow this strictly, but it’s my new theory for optimal serving temperature: sweet beers drink cold, dry beers drink warm. Eg. a coca-cola can be sickeningly sweet when warm, but refreshing cold. Anyway, this one was better warmer. A bit of smokey peat appears in the back of my mouth on the finish. Kind of interesting. Good porter.


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