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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with a big head that stayed almost until the end. Slightly astringent aroma, but not unpleasant. Taste of chocolate and roasted malt with only a hint of the oak. Very rich taste with a small bit of cherry coming through as it warmed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3605) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle conditioned, as Curious Porter, from Waitrose Willoughby. Deep red-black, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle coffee aromas with a low fruitiness and some roasted barley notes as it warms, quite dry in the mouth with the roasted barley notes dominating although there is a persistent fruity sweetness lingering, finish is again roasted but with some muted chocolate powder noticable.

3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle; muddy brown, very thin brown head; smells like tannic red wine, very pleasant; tastes of lightly toasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and vanilla; slightly sweet; fairly light mouthfeel; dry malty finish; a half-decent porter that slipped down well without leaving a lasting impression.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
Good depth of flavour, chocolate and vanilla, slight sweetness, nice packaging.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20714) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted malty oaky aroma.Sweet malty fruity and slightly rosted flavor. Malty finish with some hints of oak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled (BB 10/2006)
Muddy brown color, small expresso head. Strange cellary, roasted malty aroma. Woody, roasted malty, dry flavor, a bit chocolaty, mouldy and sour. Interesting, but not outstanding good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle from Middle Farm Nr Lewes. Dark brown with some ruby. Oaky with some lighter roast components. In the mouth a fruity acidity becomes apparent. Oakiness dominates throughout. Not too bad.


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