Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


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RATINGS: 92   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Warm roasted malt, woody, caramel, licorice aroma. Cola coloured with short lacey head. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour much like aroma. Sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6691) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (188) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottled. Pours a very dark brown/black with a small light brown head that soon disappeared. Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of smoke on the nose. Smooth and dry in the mouth, with a slightly smoky flavour balanced by some tartness. Good, but would like a touch more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1803) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Apr 2012 - Nice porter - mildly smokey, dark chocolate taste. Not bad at all, and would consider another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realalereview (1) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
Pours well with a medium off-white head. chocolate, smokey oak and vanilla. Taste is smokey dare i say ash like, oaky with chocolaty tones and a dry after taste with some hops. Surprisingly this is is a really nice drink that gets better with every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. 4.4 per cent rather than 5. Black with a small head. First flavour was chocolate followed by a gentle bitterness. Well rounded and easy to drink. Not a memorable one but still worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15272) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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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