Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available in 330ml bottles (bottle conditioned)
Previously known as Curious Brew Admiral Porter, from which the current version differs only by the inclusion of a small amoiunt of Goldings hops together with the Admiral.
This Porter has been brewed using crystal, chocolate, black and amber malts from floor malted Sussex barley. The bittering hop is Sussex grown Admiral with a small amount of Golding late hops. Matured with oak to give a delicate balance of sweetness and bitterness, this beer is bottle conditioned and unpasturised to preserve the extraordinary flavours. Contains barley malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (364) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark brown with a small smooth tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, smokey woody notes, hint of dark fruit. Taste of bitter roast coffee, little bit of dark chocolate, dark fruit, malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndburns (66) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours a dark brown with slight reddish tinges. Aroma is subdued, roast coffee, slight licorice. Flavor is strong roastiness, fruity and with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
330ml Bottle from The Bishop Langley, Durham, £3.50. Very dark brown, near black beer with a small, bubbly, light tan coloured head. The aroma is fairly enticing with creamy caramel tones and dark, roasty malts prominent. There are pleasant, sweetish, dairy milk, chocolate and, interestingly, amaretto biscuit notes to the taste, but there are also less enjoyable sharp, metallic flavours in there as well as a fizz on the palate that reduces drinkability. Oaky, whisky flavours come into play later. There’s plenty to like about this beer but also plenty that’s more than a little jarring. I expected better. Maybe it would have been better not as heavily refrigerated as it was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (181) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottled. Pours a very dark brown/black with a small light brown head that soon disappeared. Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of smoke on the nose. Smooth and dry in the mouth, with a slightly smoky flavour balanced by some tartness. Good, but would like a touch more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1748) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2015
Negra, escasa espuma beige. Aroma a café tostado. En boca es ligera, pero de sabor muy rico, realmente tostada, con notas de chocolate y café. Superbebible es una porter estupenda. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4769) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. 4.4 per cent rather than 5. Black with a small head. First flavour was chocolate followed by a gentle bitterness. Well rounded and easy to drink. Not a memorable one but still worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Bank in Falmouth - my bottle was 4.4% rather than the 5% noted above. Very dark but looks a little dull once the head has disappated, which happens quite quickly. Medium body. Aroma and initial taste has chocolate and biscuit, which reminds me of those chocolate Bourbon biscuits which still frequent our family biscuit tin. Some fruit content which seems to me to be closest to apple, and then a fading weak coffee finish. Doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Warm roasted malt, woody, caramel, licorice aroma. Cola coloured with short lacey head. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour much like aroma. Sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realalereview (1) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
Pours well with a medium off-white head. chocolate, smokey oak and vanilla. Taste is smokey dare i say ash like, oaky with chocolaty tones and a dry after taste with some hops. Surprisingly this is is a really nice drink that gets better with every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (523) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours dark brown with a tinge of red in it. Single finger off white head to things. Aroma of malt, coffee, dark fruits and even a touch of alcohol. Initial taste of sweetness, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Nice fizz too.

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