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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1763) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
On tap, Kennett Square Brewfest 2006. Pours a deep black colored body with a foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is lots of chocolate malt, light roast, coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor is quite roasty with lesser chocolate malt than I expected from the aroma. A good bit of coffee and anise as well. Light bitterness emerges on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was a decent Porter but I thought that it was a little bit on the thinner sdie.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle (Thanks Ken) and served in standard pint glass. The beer is basically opaque with a small fading frothy ring and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of bitterness chocolate, lactic twang, prune, walnut, herbal hops and mineral water. The taste starts twangy, acidic, and fruity before a malt driven and chocolate character comes about. he finish is ashy, smoky and dry. Smooth lush mouth feel. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottles thanks to zathrus13 and captaincougar. Uploaded a picture. Pours with a large, light brown head and a deep black body. Aroma of flowers, chocolate (baking), and some berries. Taste is smoke with jerky, chocolate, and something spritzy. Lightly lively bubbles with a cream like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
(12 oz. bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, milk, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, caramel, and light smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2009
(11/12/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Lafayette Hill. Black-colored. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and some cocoa notes. Sweet roasty flavor with some coffee, nutty notes and chocolate. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (991) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Perhaps a higher rating because I’ve just sampled the rest of General Lafayette’s weak line-up.... Poured a deep brown with a thin tan head. Nice roasty aroma with a good bit of chocolate and coffee. Sort of sour flavor, which was weird. Too much carbonation, almost like soda. Definitely the best General Lafayette has to offer, but that’s really not saying much.

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