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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2076) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2882) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brownish black with a small bubbly biege head that quickly fades. Aroma of bitter chocolate, freeze dried coffee beans, and perhaps some cola mixed in there as well. Medium bodied that starts off watery but then finishes chalky, average carbonation. Flavor is more complex then the aroma lets on with notes of bittersweet bakers chocolate, instant coffee, nutts, figs and toast. The aftertaste on this beer lingers and is very pleasant. Solid beer and if they can pump up the body a little bit I would find it much more enjoyable.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4960) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Tap at the Tiedhouse. Rich, chocolate and espresso aroma. Sweaty and nice. Dryish, creamy, chalky palate, not as rich as the aroma but a very solid effort. Sorry for this terribly short rating, thatís all Iíve got written down and to be honest I canít remember a damn thing about this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
Thanks Captain Cougar for this request. Pours blackish, white head dissipitating into something more minimal. Carbbonation bubbles. Smokey deli aroma. Medium mouthfeel, easy drinking..baltic porter.With some chocolate, and secondary of coffee well integrated. Sourish in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2009
I poured a tiny bit in a glass, I guess too quickly, because the most massive tan head filled the whole glass. I literally only poured half an ounce and this thing foamed up more then Iíve ever seen. As expected it smells like chocolate, but also has a pleasant alcohol lift with a touch of berry. I really had to sniff this one out waiting for the head to settle. With half the beer in the glass itís half black half chocolate milkshake foam. The initial taste has a dark chocolate and light burnt flavor. Some hints of espresso and berry poke in as well. Some sweetness comes through with a moderately dry hop finish. Itís only 6.7 %, but I would have guessed it to be more. There is medium carbonation with a chewy feel. I very much enjoyed this porter. Its dark complex and has a hoppy edge to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
A 12 oz. bottle thanks to "hannont". Colour... black with a thick tan head. Nose... musty, boozy with loads of dark chocolate. Palate... tangy, slightly bitter, soy sauce, dark chocolate, not quite what I expected as far as the palate was concerned.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
From notes. Black/brown. Tan carbonation. A ton of dark chocolate, light roast, bittersweet. Not very complex, but tasty. Medium body is smooth, easy to drink. Solid porter.


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