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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4200) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Rating # 100 for this. Bonus bottle from adrian910ss. Thanks Adrian. Pours a rich thick black brown with a very thin brown head. Rich chocolate malt, oak/wood, and mild coffee to the nose. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, and wood. I think this is oxided a bit :( Mouth is dry. Probably a lot better fresh still some nice qualities to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle ྫྷoz). Shared by biegaman with me and GregClow. Dark pour,small off-white head. Slightly sour roast aroma, dry and acidic. Taste - too much like sour coffee grounds and sour cherries - weird. Slick, acidic mouthfeel, minerally aftertaste. Odd, a little too sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
bottle thanks to CaptainCougar. pours black with a huge, brown head. Nose is of cocoa powder. taste is of chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
In short: A somewhat dry cacao/chocolate stout/porter. Nothing special
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Chocolate is obviously the dominant aroma and flavour. However this beer doesn’t have that big black chocolate bar sensation. Instead it is more like floury cacao. The feel really burnt so the beer seem floury and grainy which gives it a dryness sensation. Notes of vanilla and some molasses. Kind of crisp for the style. Almost no fruity flavours. Overall this is a decent offering but it’s only average for the style. Overrated and far inferior from their Belgian Ales I had there. Looking at the numbers it seems like this is the brewpub flagship beer, in case you’re looking for Admiral Lafayette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle received via trade with zathrus13. Pours black with a small, rocky, light brown head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, burnt), light hops (herbs), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, leather) with notes of prune, tar, and soy sauce. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8462) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3917) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2009
bottle, pours black with a tall brown head. Roasty cocoa nib nose. Sour roasted maltand milk chocolate flavors. Not bad, but I think the heavy carbonation hurts a little.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Very well made "robust" porter, smooth finish, alcohol content hidden well. Perfect beer for a cold winter night.

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