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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England

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RATINGS: 70   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Pours out a medium brown colour with ruby shades, looking a lot lighter in colour than I would like to see in a porter, looks fairly clear. Small, thin beige head with tiny bubbles. Nose has quick coffee, caramel, mild roast. Taste has dark chocolate and black coffee, pretty dry, roasty bitterness. Lighter body than expected, carbonation is medium. Not a lot of oak character. Overall, a lot lighter than I was hoping for, remains drinkable but nothing I would revisit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweet acidic fruits along with hops and coffee. Some wet, burnt wood is also present. Flavour is old coffee, sour and acidic dark fruit. The aftertaste is quite the same, but with chocolateish hints. A very sour and acidic porter, otherwise it could be nice...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 - thanks to whoever brought this along. Mahogony brown with a thin light beige head. Nose is roast malt, dark fruits, toffee, biscuit. Taste is a little weak, light roast, malt, biscuit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in a dryish finish. Pretty boring porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottled. Ruby/black, small beige head. Licorice aroma. Dryish with wild yeast sourness, roasty malt and the lightest touch of wood and old english marmelade. Finishes somewhat metallic with medium bitterness. The yeasty acidity makes gives it a touch of old ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (129) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
An average porter true to the style, salty, sourish finish. Herbal, piney, bitter chocolate. TCP antiseptic? I struggled to finish this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 15, 2013
Light aroma, roasted malt and chocolate. Dark brown with a thin tanned head. Taste is quite light, not a lot going on with this one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Waitrose. Deep brown, chocolate licorice aroma. Mild flavour, a bit watery, some celery and roasted malt on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from the Bitter End Offie, Bromley. Black pour with a light beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with a little smoke. Barely noticeable licorice and coffee flavours. Dry, light bitter finish. Love the description on the label, nothing like the contents inside unfortunately. Perhaps It’s because I foolishly neglected to drink it from a ’low goblet’ yes, that’ll be it, silly me.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (163) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
330ml bottle Cotteridge Wines B30. An average beer taste-wise. The only flavour that comes through is chocolate. No oak detected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
33cl bottle at The Coastguard, St Margaret’s at Cliffe. I was surprised to find all 3 beers behind the bar. I was admiring their selection of other beers and mistook these for wines. I recognised the labels as I have done the vineyard tour. I was even more surprised at the £2.70 price tag. This is a beer with a deep brown/ruby colour and a disappearing beige head. Choc/liquorice aroma, velvety in the mouth with an odd oaky finish which I admit I don’t care for. Bit of vanilla too. Bit too carbonated and a bit too oaky. Nice try though


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