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General Lafayette Imperial Stout

General Lafayette Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
From the historic Colonial Inn and Brewery on the site where General Lafayette made his Revolutionary War stand, comes this huge Imperial Stout aged to perfection. Regulars at the Inn know Chris loves to brew high-gravity beers. Malts: Pale, Vienna Amber, Dark and Light Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley. Hops: UK Target, East Kent Goldings (bittering), East Kent Goldings (aroma) and East Kent Goldings and Fuggles(dry hops). Note that different names are used to describe the cask version (the Imperial Stout) and the draft version (Shutout Stout, Grim Reaper), even though they use the same recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasty malty aroma with some light booze. The flavor is roasty and dark fruity, with earthy and floral hops. Decent, but a little bit boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark cola with a small cream colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, prunes and plums. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2464) - USA - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 This was the best beer that I sampled under the generalís roof. A fresh, dark bread aroma, with vanilla and citrus. Full, roasty grain/bread flavor, and pleasantly sweet too. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pours a deep dark brown color. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and hops. Flavor is complex with roasted malts, and hints of chocolate and a bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle@Dr.Bills red/brn pour with ring head. Dark fruit aromas. Smooth and sweet although I couldnít taste the alcohol much at all. I bit too sweet and sticky for my taste, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Growler. Thick black pour with a tan head. Aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate, roasted malt and light vinous notes. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, earthy hops and a bit of a booze kick.Thick body, roasty/bittersweet with a roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
shared by Dickinsonbeer at BBD 07. Just about black in color with a light brown head. Aroma was pretty nice and the usuals for an IS- roast, coffee, chocolate, caramel, light notes of dark fruit. Taste incorporated the items listed in the aroma. Nice and full bodied, creamy texture. Very well balanced between the hop bittering, roast, and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Growler, courtesy of dmac621. Thanks, Dave! Pours a murky, dark brown color; light brown head with patchy lacing. Smoky, roasted malts and dark chocolate; some coffee. Dense, dried dark fruits and roasted coffee in the mouthfeel; slightly fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, dry coffee and dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Vintage unknown. Sampled from a growler. Carbonation is soft, flavors are subtle milk chocolate, charred fruit and it has a bit of creamy mocha in the finish, but again, the flavors are pretty subtle and faint. A little pasty on the palate, alcohol easily noticed, with some vodka/potato flavors as well... which is stranga. Nice is very light and faint, with milk chocolate and cocoa scents. Looks good, though, with a brown mocha head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 Hand bottle from Ty5592 thanks ty. Maybe the most drinkable Imp Stout Iíve had, alcohol isnít noticeable at all, slight coffee, plenty of roasted flavor, Chocolate, some dark fruit and sweetness on the finish. A great beer, could drink it everyday! A +

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