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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle shared with Jack at The Kernel - London. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan cap. Sugary brown bread nose. Medium sweet flavor, faint ashy roast, brown bread, dry earth. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Dry finish, slightly ashy, with dry toast, light earthy bitterness, dried and toasted sugars. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a dark black with no head. aroma is of coffee and that is about it. not very complex, maybe some yeast. taste is alright but very very thin unlike other porters. quite a watery texture. aftertaste is of weak coffee and maybe some molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6790) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
33cl Bottle brought from London, thanks Manon! Deep dark brown to black colour, off-white head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, berries and vanilla. Flavour is medium-sweet, oak, chocolate, coffee, light berry tartness, roasted bitter finish. Light-bodied. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
Good depth of flavour, chocolate and vanilla, slight sweetness, nice packaging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Apr 2012 - Nice porter - mildly smokey, dark chocolate taste. Not bad at all, and would consider another.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a clear darker brown colour with a small off white head leaving some lace and decent retention. Aroma is roasted malt, grainy, bready, toffee, and light fruity easters. Flavour is Light roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, toffee, mild hop bitterness and light oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3481) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (175) - 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.

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