Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 87   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24434) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8700) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6913) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com.Pours dark amber with a moderate sized beige head. Aroma of dark red fruits,toffee and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, very bitter, almost astringent coffee, ends fruity bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Dark beer with very thin head. Dark malt scent. Flavour has some burnt malt notes, light chocolate and a bit of hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, mahogany colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Dry-ish, roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of cocoa, some red fruit, some fruit parings. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, dry cocoa, subtle sweetness, a fruity touch of red fruit, red berries, a dry touch of fruit parings; slightly light bodied and minimally watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from the MailBox Lincoln. Dark almost black colour with a off white head. Aroma has toast and caramel, the taste has this too with chocolate and grains. A touch watery on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Curious Porter ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dusty coffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, coffee, vegi coffee, vegetables, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150101]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
(Bottle at home) Pours clear dark red/brown. Medium sandy head. Aroma: Chocolate and sour coffee. Some roasted tones. Vanilla and buttery oak. Metal. Sour and roasted flavour, buttery aftertaste. Coffee-ish aftertaste. Pretty good balance between the sourness and the buttery taste. Medium body. Small bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
A deep red/brown coloured brew, with a roast malt nose with atinge of sourness, sharp but not unplesent citric notes in front with rounded malt.

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