Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Tenterden, England


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (895) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Bank in Falmouth - my bottle was 4.4% rather than the 5% noted above. Very dark but looks a little dull once the head has disappated, which happens quite quickly. Medium body. Aroma and initial taste has chocolate and biscuit, which reminds me of those chocolate Bourbon biscuits which still frequent our family biscuit tin. Some fruit content which seems to me to be closest to apple, and then a fading weak coffee finish. Doesnt quite hit the spot for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Warm roasted malt, woody, caramel, licorice aroma. Cola coloured with short lacey head. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour much like aroma. Sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realalereview (1) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
Pours well with a medium off-white head. chocolate, smokey oak and vanilla. Taste is smokey dare i say ash like, oaky with chocolaty tones and a dry after taste with some hops. Surprisingly this is is a really nice drink that gets better with every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours dark brown with a tinge of red in it. Single finger off white head to things. Aroma of malt, coffee, dark fruits and even a touch of alcohol. Initial taste of sweetness, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Nice fizz too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (2009) - Besanon, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4597) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottles from Fenwick, Newcastle and Darts Farm Shop, Topsham, Devon. A very dark brown, ruby ale with sweet red fruit and oak flavours, nutty and chocolate notes followed by liquorice on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (7217) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Very spicy tasting and clean chocolatey taste. Very dark black with a good thick head. Smells fizzy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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