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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
wetherel (1880) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Nice high-rated porter from kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours black with a small bubble tan head that fades medium fast. Aroma is of chocolate, malt, a little alcohol. Not bad. Taste leans a hair dry when cold, and a hair sweet when warm. I prefer it at room temperature for this reason. I don’t follow this strictly, but it’s my new theory for optimal serving temperature: sweet beers drink cold, dry beers drink warm. Eg. a coca-cola can be sickeningly sweet when warm, but refreshing cold. Anyway, this one was better warmer. A bit of smokey peat appears in the back of my mouth on the finish. Kind of interesting. Good porter.

4
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Courtesy Quake1028. Growler. Pours back as night, with a thick, foamy light brown head. Great looking. Smells of dense chocolate, some mild coffee, dark malts, and maybe even a touch of some mint in there. The flavor was sweet chocolate, some toasted malts, and light roast. The chocolate was definitely the main character, so appropriately named. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Carbonation seems to have held up pretty good. A little earthiness in there too that was unique. Very sticky mouthfeel, with a chocolate aftertaste. Very nice brew. Thanks for sharing John!!

3.9
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
Draft. Poured a nice deep black body with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, rich malt and coffee. Flavor is rich chocolate, roasted coffee. Very drinkable.

3.9
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with almost no head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, smoke, and coffee. Medium body, and a little under carbonated.

4.3
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 Now this is a good porter! Blackish pour with tan head. Coffee-chocolate aroma that is quite inviting. Taste is deep, rich chocolate with plenty of coffee and roasted malts. Good stuff! Bottle re-rate: Still prefer this one on tap, but the bottled version is quite smooth, buttery, and tasty. Lots of chocolate and roast. Awesome that its being bottled!

3.7
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.

3.5
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours a deep brownish black with a light brown head. aroma is chocolate coffee roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, chocolate malt, bitter cocoa, a little harsh bitterness. Decent porter.

3.3
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Rating # 100 for this. Bonus bottle from adrian910ss. Thanks Adrian. Pours a rich thick black brown with a very thin brown head. Rich chocolate malt, oak/wood, and mild coffee to the nose. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, and wood. I think this is oxided a bit :( Mouth is dry. Probably a lot better fresh still some nice qualities to it.

3.8
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Batch 3 Bottle - Thanks CaptainCougar! -Pours a thin black with a tiny tan head...aroma is dynomite, bitter chocolate malt, creme...flavour is great initially, dark cocoa, vanilla...it goes a bit awry at the end with an ascorbic tartness that I can only imagine is the result of a twelve malt orgy...very fun to try...

3.8
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Almost black, almost opaque. Very small thin brown head. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Taste of chocolate, burnt malts, ground coffee, slide notes of hops and dark roast coffee in the finish. A little flat in the mouth and silky; a porter and not a stout. Great intensity. Nicely done!


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