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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2005) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Original rating was 2.6. Creamy head, initial roasted malt flavor and bitter aftertaste with alcohol undertones. This Imperial Stout has a drinkability to it at any serving temperature. GLI has both draft and cask version of Shutout Stout on draft. Worth a try if you stop by the brewpub. Greatly improved since my last sample in 2003.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1163) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Keg conditioned 1 year (2001). Was pouring and drinking this at the philly real ale fest. Some muted flavors and aroma until it warmed up a bit. At which point great citrus zest and roasted malt in the nose and in the mouth. Starts sweet, turns creamy and milk and fisnished with a dry hop spice. Lingering rasted bitterness. The cask started to degrade after about three hours with cidery chracteristics coming into play. Wonderful until then, too easy to drink for 8.9%!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Deep, rich black body with a light caramel colored edging around the surface area of the glass. Chocolate malted colored head that quickly dissipates. Flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee with a steady bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Black color, very nice creamy head that lined the glass right to the end of the pint, coffee flavoring, very strong aftertaste, excellent stout

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