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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1880) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at the Voodoo Cafe, Darlington. Deep ruby with a nice cream head. Plenty of good flavour. Chocolate and coffee notes. A nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (435) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours dark brown with a tinge of red in it. Single finger off white head to things. Aroma of malt, coffee, dark fruits and even a touch of alcohol. Initial taste of sweetness, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Nice fizz too.

3.4
   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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2355) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2006
Near black colored, slight red and brown tones in there too. Medium sized beige head. Smoke, chocolate, ash, oak and vanilla in aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor is also smoky with oaky and chocolaty tones, aftertaste dries with some hops and oak. For my opinion needs more body to have these barrel-oaky tones, still ok brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (337) - 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. It’s okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4621) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
330ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head that leaves only a small trace of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with hints of chocolate and roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruity and chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little on the thin side for the style, but otherwise, this is quite a nice brew, tasty and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13607) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle shared with Jack at The Kernel - London. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan cap. Sugary brown bread nose. Medium sweet flavor, faint ashy roast, brown bread, dry earth. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Dry finish, slightly ashy, with dry toast, light earthy bitterness, dried and toasted sugars. OK.


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