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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Beer Tasting: General Lafayette Chocolate Thunder Porter

The Chocolate Thunder is brewed by General Lafayette Brewery of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. This beer was enjoyed from a growler poured approximately 24 hours earlier and refrigerated since that point. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: from a day old growler, Chocolate Brown, creamy thin head to thin brown ring Bryan: thick and dark porter/stout-like pour; aggressive pour creates a short-lived 1/2-inch head Smell Adam: roasty grain chocolate Bryan: roasted malt and dark chocolate aromas Taste Adam: starts bold, somewhat bitter, leaves a wonderful deep roasted flavor Bryan: bitter notes upfront transitions through the mouth to a roasted grain flavor, with a lingering chocolate flavor Mouthfeel Adam: not too heavy, nice and clean Bryan: a wonderfully substantial beer throughout Drinkability Adam: suprisingly for such a flavorful porter Bryan: yes, though not an "all night" beer Seconds? Adam: heck we had one and brought a growler home ;-) Bryan: yes

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