Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22872) - 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 (25074) - 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 (3045) - 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 (8203) - 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 (3845) - 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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2006
Dark redish brown color with a thick off-white foam. Licorice, malt, wood and coffe notes. Medium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle: Black with a tan lasting head. Touch of woody, oaky flavour. Nice nutty malts. Choc and roast there too. Quite sweet yet dry and balanced in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (2014) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle: Dark red colour, whit a nice creamy foam.Aroma is fruity,citric,toffee, and a bit of chocolate, and a bitter ending. Flavor is dark chocolate,coffee, and a bit fruitynes to.Thin to medium body, medium finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Dark brown/amber with a very nice brownish creamy lasting head. Aroma from coffee and dark chocolate, some licorice and cocoa, and also notes of juniper berry and fruits. A bit too thin, some coffee in flavor, a bit roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2006
Dark brown with off-white head, some coffee, maybe a little cinnamon, a hint of metallic taste, some dash of bitterness, taste of non-sweet "julmust" (swedish cristmas softdrink), creamy but also a bit watery

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