Red Velvet | General Lafayette Inn & Brewery

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General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by oberon on 10-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by TheFightfan1:
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lighting wasn't to great so I couldn't really see but the color looked opague black with a coffee colored heading. A very creative beer indeed. Smell and taste of roasted and chocolate malts, with the ending of a slight bitterness of hops very akward when taste stoutiness of this brew and a hoppy aftertaste just different is all. A very creamy full bodied beverage, little carbonation and a little flat. Did I mention this was a very interesting beer. A must try while your up there.

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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I put this under the black and tan category but it is a mix of there sunset red and either a porter or stout whatever they are pouring a the time,pours a great creamy looking deep amber as it mixes with a nice thick creamy head.The aroma was very nutty and roasted with some light chocolate notes,taste is creamy with nutty flavors along with unsweetened chocolate and coffee flavors.What a great hybrid real nice and hearty for the cool weather,give this one a try!

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Photo of raven3131
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I had this it was the Red and the Imperial Stout... I think they mixed it about 75% Red, 25% Stout. This was a good mix - even at only 25% the Stout really steals the show. The red provides a smooth engine with which to deliver all the flavors hidden in the stout. Malty, a little black cherry, and some smoke.

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Photo of callmemickey
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Deep deep maroon color... thin eggshell colored head.. no lacing

S: Not much going on... sweet malts are the most notable aroma with hints of soft fruits

T: Slightly sweet soft fruit taste to start before giving way to chocolate and hints of coffee

M: Smooth. Creamy.

D: The odd combinations of smells and tastes makes this one an oddball in my book... it wasnt bad per se... just, didn't make me feel like going near another one of these

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Photo of tpd975
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice shade of brown with amber tones showing through. Nice head, pretty good retention and some lace.

S: Aromas of light roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel.

T: Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and hints of light citrus hops.

M: Medium in body, smooth.

D: Good, skip the blend though and go with the chocolate thunder.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew is an interesting dark red, light brown colour. The aroma consists of berries, dark roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and more. The taste was quite fruity, but also roasty, and coffee-like at some points. Like a fruity red ale and a stout melded together (oh wait....that's what this brew is!). The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fine, and the drinkability is pretty good as well, a nice mix of two of the Generals finest!

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Photo of PSUDREW
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I think it makes a fine mix!
Pours a redish black, dark and opaque at the same time. Enough head to please both sides. Roasted nuts was the aroma I got, very rich at that.
Taste kinnda matches the smell, but not totally. I think it initally is rich and nutty, slowly blends into a semi-sweet chocolate taste that flows into a coffee flavor that finishes with a wonderful hoppy ending. Like I said, it makes a fine mix.
It is a nice all seasons brew, thick in the winter, lightly hopp in the summer months.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consisting of the Sunset Red and the Chocolate Thunder.

Poured a dark brown with red hues, little ring of tan lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, grass, fruit. Tastes of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, bitter coffee finish. Medium in body with good carbonation, smooth and sweet with a good bite in the finish. Great flavor and mouthfeel.

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Red Velvet from General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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