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RATINGS: 128   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1944) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6576) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Perhaps a higher rating because Ive just sampled the rest of General Lafayettes 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 thats really not saying much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this one. Aroma is an explosive amount of chocolate, cocoa powder, and barley malt. Taste is thinner than expected, but by no means a slouch. Very well balanced, but still a little lacking in the mouthfeel. Good all-around beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2183) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Opaque black with a tall, dense brown head. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with a slight sour edge. Taste is the same, with a hint of vanilla in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle from Abes in Bethlehem ($2.50). I saw the BA label near it so I thought it was worth a try and I should have bought more for my wife. The chocolate hits me up front along with a roasted flavor and a slight sourness which i initially disliked. The body is a bit like soda in feel. Brilliant complex aroma with some nuttiness though.


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