Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


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RATINGS: 87   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Deep mahogany to amber colour with a frothy off white head. Chocolate, caramel malt aroma. Smooth texture. Roasted malt flavour, sweet caramel and brown sugar rum finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
330ml bottle (best before 12 Nov 2012) poured into a Westmalle chalice on 25 July 2012. Lovely deep dark ruby red body with an off-white/cream coloured head that soon turned into a wispy, thin nothingness. Pity about the head retension being so poor. Dark chocolate and burnt ground coffee in the nose and taste: the over roasted malts feel gives the brew a pleasant flavour but prevents the mouthfeel to be creamy or overly rich. OK, but not a beer iíll seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle; muddy brown, very thin brown head; smells like tannic red wine, very pleasant; tastes of lightly toasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and vanilla; slightly sweet; fairly light mouthfeel; dry malty finish; a half-decent porter that slipped down well without leaving a lasting impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com.Pours dark amber with a moderate sized beige head. Aroma of dark red fruits,toffee and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, very bitter, almost astringent coffee, ends fruity bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4467) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1671) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9110) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2572) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8705) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (338) - 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.

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