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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

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3.6
kramer (6682) - 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.

4
egajdzis (6588) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Poured an opaque black color with crimson hints around the edges, with a tan head and spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, chocolate and roast. Taste was lightly sweet, with chocolate and fudge, roast, and finished dry and smokey. The mouthfeel was thinner than I had expected, after having the Double Porter earlier this year.

3.6
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.

1.5
Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dark porter with a super huge medium brown foamy head with super great retention and lacing – almost to the point where I am wondering if something is wrong. Aroma of sour roasted malt is not very enticing and smells like an infection. Taste is way too sour or style. Unfortunately this one is infected and I will have to re-rate at some point in time.

2.8
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
ottle courtesy of JB175. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of tarte fruit and some sweet malt. Tastes of chocolate with a tarte finish. Average.

3.7
dmac (6264) - 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.

3.2
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.

3.7
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
mar (5415) - 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.

4.1
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Sampled at the bar. This is a kick-ass robust porter. I think they had this under the name chocolate thunder porter or something like that. Pours a rich black with ruby highlights and a nice lasting thick creamy beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweet chocolate malts upfront, some light roast, lightly hoppy and a drier light bitter finish. Very smooth overall.


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