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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5565) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1401) - 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 that’s both rewarding and refreshing with herby bitterness developing. Medium body and zingy mouthfeel. A good bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1406) - WALES - MAR 16, 2013
Apr 2012 - Nice porter - mildly smokey, dark chocolate taste. Not bad at all, and would consider another.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle, 5.0%. Vinous pine needle aroma. Very dark brown colour, small light brown head. Quite flavourful, lots of vanilla and some sweetness. Very late coffee aftertaste. Vanilla in porter is good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4405) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
33cl bottle from Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden. Mahogany brown with a soft loose cream head; aroma of chocolate malt and vanilla; milky chocolate and vanilla flavours; sweet and smoky finish. Very, very, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1970) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottled 07/09/12. A cola black coloured beer with a dissipating grey head. A fairly roasty porter in the nose with hints of sweet fruit. There is coffee in the mouth with more fruitiness, Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a clear darker brown colour with a small off white head leaving some lace and decent retention. Aroma is roasted malt, grainy, bready, toffee, and light fruity easters. Flavour is Light roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, toffee, mild hop bitterness and light oak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4574) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1078) - 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]


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