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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle - pours deep red with a fizzy brown head that fairly quickly fizzles away to nothing. Aroma of liquorice, coffee, roast malt and cocoa with some hints of banana and vanilla. Taste of smooth coffee with roast malt and a light, earthy bitter finish. Silky smooth body with high carbonation. The bottle made it sound like this was going to be great! But then it was just okay, so that was disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22895) - 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 (18915) - 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 (13703) - 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 (2471) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Ruby color with small tan head. Sweetish, woody and piney aroma with cola, coffee and ginger. Dryer flavor with coffee, charcoal, ginger and caramel. English hop flavor in the background with firm bitterness. Long and woody finish with notes of fruity hops and dark cough medicine. Weird cola-ginger element!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
12 oz bottle, via rickgordon. Pours a clear mahogany colored body under a large fizzy light brown head that slowly receded to nothing leaving no lacing. Nose is chocolaty and roasty with a good bit of raw oak and a vinous quality. There’s also some grape soda and light hoppiness. The flavor is a little thin, mostly dry roasted malt and very minimal oak tannins. A little coffee and grape on the finish that’s a little astringent. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery with alot of fizzy prickly carbonation, similar in alot of ways to seltzer water. Overall, this was a concept that never reached full fruition. Needs alot more body and true oak aging.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark reddish brown, medium fizzy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, with some woody notes. Medium bodied, medium CO2. Well balanced with a firm bitterness. A decent porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8177) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose and labelled as just ’Curious Porter’ and shared with my dad at home, consumed 08.12.11 Pours dark brwon with a head that I didn’t notice as it swiftly departed. Fruity and a touch toasty and roasty, malty and whilst not bad it is also nothing special. A6 A4 A6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 12, 2012
Dark brown and clean body and creamy beige head. Toast, chocolate, caramel, rye grains. Dry but light body and taste, Fairly carbonated. Not very rich, even for the abv. Lacks behind the aroma. Disappointing to be honest. (33cl bottle)


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