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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (947) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
Dark brown body, light brown head. The head is long-lived and ends up as a fully lasting, thin layer. Strong aroma with notes of dark roasted coffee, almost burnt, with dry ashy notes and hints of smoke. In the strong flavours I also get dark fruits and berries. Light to moderate sweet taste with a long, moderate bitter finish. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Very dark roasted for the style, but nonetheless a delicious brew.
[33 cl bottle, from somewhere in London, courtesy of my mother-in-law]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6168) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber brown. Brown bread, bitter chocolate, light coffee. On the thin side. More like a brown ale than a porter. These Curious beers have been curiously lacking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
330 ml bottle. Lovely, clear, dark amber body with a nice beige head. Quite light, but nice aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and some chocolate. Flavor is mild, dark roasted malt, dark fruit, light coffee and chocolate, liquorice and moderate bitterness. Medium body and moderate aftertaste of roasted malt and liquorice. Pleasant and easy to drink, but nothing extraordinary.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dendroid (6) - Bawtry, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
33cl Bottle bought from Waitrose, York, 7th September 2013. Used a shaker. Clear, sparkling, deep red. Dense, foamy, tan-coloured head. Bitter coffee and slightly sharp hoppy aroma. Predominantly bitter taste. Very watery mouth feel. Fairly astringent, dry finish, lasting bitterness. No fruit, hardly an chocolate, disappointing palate and lacking darkness, depth and opacity in appearance. Coffee aside, not what I expected from a porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Clear deep amber - brown beer. Big pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate. Sweetish malt, whisper of dark chocolate. Little paper. Insipid dry finish. Meh!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 - thanks to whoever brought this along. Mahogony brown with a thin light beige head. Nose is roast malt, dark fruits, toffee, biscuit. Taste is a little weak, light roast, malt, biscuit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in a dryish finish. Pretty boring porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle shared with Jack at The Kernel - London. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan cap. Sugary brown bread nose. Medium sweet flavor, faint ashy roast, brown bread, dry earth. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Dry finish, slightly ashy, with dry toast, light earthy bitterness, dried and toasted sugars. OK.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (702) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a dark black with no head. aroma is of coffee and that is about it. not very complex, maybe some yeast. taste is alright but very very thin unlike other porters. quite a watery texture. aftertaste is of weak coffee and maybe some molasses.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
33cl Bottle brought from London, thanks Manon! Deep dark brown to black colour, off-white head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, berries and vanilla. Flavour is medium-sweet, oak, chocolate, coffee, light berry tartness, roasted bitter finish. Light-bodied. Nice porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
Good depth of flavour, chocolate and vanilla, slight sweetness, nice packaging.


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