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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.

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   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bad bottle here. Vigorous head. Roasted dark, burnt malts mixed with sour aromatics. Definitely not the intended profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3358) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3108) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
The beer pours dark chestnut black with a decent tan head. The aroma is smoky and a bit of roasted malts. The flavors bring notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, and smoke blended nicely on an easy body. The beer is delicious overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boutip (5581) - 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.

   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7778) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Roasty and sweet malty aroma with some mild nutty notes. The flavor has roasted and lightly burnt malts, coffee, and a light sweetness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2349) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle at home ... black ... huge brown foam head ... slightly sour roast malt ... little chocolate nose .... over fizzy ... definite sourness ... has the bottle turned ... i certainly think so ... some roast malt ... some chocolate but ruined by sourness... bugger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a tall, dense, well-retained cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty, milky chocolates with accents of vanilla and some cocoa.. sweet and entirely desserty. The flavor found a blend of milk and lesser dark chocolates at the core.. vanilla and cocoa bitterness on the edges.. lactic sourness rolled off the edges joined by prickly carbonation and burnt earth.. just slightly vinegary at the end. Medium-bodied with way too much carbonation on the palate.. the sweetness and sourness were balanced well on the front half, but the sours took over at the end.. all in all a very tasty brew!

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