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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England

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RATINGS: 73   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 12, 2012
Dark brown and clean body and creamy beige head. Toast, chocolate, caramel, rye grains. Dry but light body and taste, Fairly carbonated. Not very rich, even for the abv. Lacks behind the aroma. Disappointing to be honest. (33cl bottle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle at Real Man Pizzeria, Clerkenwell, London on 6th January 2012. Dark ruby with thin off-white head. Fruity, spicy aroma, then very fruity and spicy in mouth with berry fruits and touches of chocolate. A citric but delicate tang on the tongue. Fresh fruit and roast malts in an aftertaste thatís both rewarding and refreshing with herby bitterness developing. Medium body and zingy mouthfeel. A good bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle as Curious Porter. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are cocoa and coffee with oily aspects and blackberry. Smoky and earthy with vanilla and hints of marzipan. Flavours are light coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate. Blackberry with marzipan and floral aspects. Dry on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from the Bitter End Offie, Bromley. Black pour with a light beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with a little smoke. Barely noticeable licorice and coffee flavours. Dry, light bitter finish. Love the description on the label, nothing like the contents inside unfortunately. Perhaps Itís because I foolishly neglected to drink it from a ílow gobletí yes, thatíll be it, silly me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose and labelled as just íCurious Porterí and shared with my dad at home, consumed 08.12.11 Pours dark brwon with a head that I didnít notice as it swiftly departed. Fruity and a touch toasty and roasty, malty and whilst not bad it is also nothing special. A6 A4 A6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
Badged as just "Curious Porter" from Waitrose. Black with the aroma of roasted malt. Some sweet roasted malt notes, hint of coco powder, quite smooth, hint of buzz on the tongue. Itís okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle conditioned, as Curious Porter, from Waitrose Willoughby. Deep red-black, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle coffee aromas with a low fruitiness and some roasted barley notes as it warms, quite dry in the mouth with the roasted barley notes dominating although there is a persistent fruity sweetness lingering, finish is again roasted but with some muted chocolate powder noticable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Waitrose. Deep brown, chocolate licorice aroma. Mild flavour, a bit watery, some celery and roasted malt on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
(bottled) Not bad ,not bad . A mild mannered Porter. All the customary textures. Rich , roasty , choco =with licorice. Textured ,plesant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 30, 2009
Dark with ruby highlights and a thick, light beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raspberry, oak, lightly roasted malts. Flavor is much more roasted than the aroma would lead you to believe. Cocoa, some deep fruits, and oak. Mouth feels a little too carbonated, but not bad. Enjoyable.


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