Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Deep red. Creamy head. Roasty, dark flavours. Oaky, sourish, very much wood. My first oaked porter and I liked it lots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2006
[Bottled] Pitch black. Creamy, brownish head. Salty and sweet aroma with some toffee. Rather light-bodied. Licorice and coffee, dill an oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark red, off-white big head. Aroma: Creamy chocolate. Full-body palate. Bitter, roasted with some licorice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Red brown colour with a huge beige head. Oak, spicy, light roasted aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish. Pure wood, not much porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle. Black with thick tan head. Oaky aroma with notes of dark chocolate and metal with a sourish undertone. Oaky and and rather sour flavour with fragile notes of roasted malts. Fairly thin body. Sweeter finish with a harch note of bitter cold coffee. Not a huge fan, almost decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of fruits and oak. Flavour of fruits and oak with roasted notes. Very one dimensional oaky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, reddish brown with a rough, beige head. Vinous aroma. Medium body with a light tartness and oaky, vinous notes. Unusual with the oak accents in a beer this light in alcohol, but actually very pleasant. 150906

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
(Bottle at home) Pours clear dark red/brown. Medium sandy head. Aroma: Chocolate and sour coffee. Some roasted tones. Vanilla and buttery oak. Metal. Sour and roasted flavour, buttery aftertaste. Coffee-ish aftertaste. Pretty good balance between the sourness and the buttery taste. Medium body. Small bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
(33 cl bottle at Haket, Gothenburg) Clear red color before the sediment hits it and shading appears. Nice, but non lasting, beige head. Some roasted scent, but also spicy. Pine and fresh spring meadow as well, but also acidic. Christmas spices. Smells like lacto bacteria and infection lingering but noticable. Some wine taste, most likely the oak aging is made in red wine barrels. If it was a blind testing, I’d guess for an experimental Belgian ale, certainly not a porter. Dry and thin mouth feel. All in all strange and un welcome. Maybe if you like red wine it’s better but I can’t take this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottled] Dark brown colour. Aroma from roast, metal and blood, bit sourish. Vague juniper in flavour with lots of toast malts, a dash of dark fruits and a metallic touch. No chocolate. Blood and metal. Light coffee. Fruity ending. Lingering, yet, light bitterness. A light London Style Porter with that peticular roasty feel..

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