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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England

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RATINGS: 81   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4555) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1523) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle as Curious Porter. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are cocoa and coffee with oily aspects and blackberry. Smoky and earthy with vanilla and hints of marzipan. Flavours are light coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate. Blackberry with marzipan and floral aspects. Dry on the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
330ml bottle (best before 12 Nov 2012) poured into a Westmalle chalice on 25 July 2012. Lovely deep dark ruby red body with an off-white/cream coloured head that soon turned into a wispy, thin nothingness. Pity about the head retension being so poor. Dark chocolate and burnt ground coffee in the nose and taste: the over roasted malts feel gives the brew a pleasant flavour but prevents the mouthfeel to be creamy or overly rich. OK, but not a beer i’ll seek out again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2798) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1097) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
Bue à la pression. Plutot effervescente, remonte jusqu'au marais. Pointe acide et café léger sur la finale. Plutot aqueuse en général.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (21814) - 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...


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