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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, - AUG 29, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is slightly sour, woody, coffee and dark fruits. Taste has woody coffee to start. Dark fruity coffee finish.

HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. NIce licorice notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

Lonick (1872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle @Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor. Pours almost black but with a slight brownness to it nice thick tan head. Nose is chocolate, slight coffee, fruity, slight dried cranberry. Taste is chocolate straight up with a sweetness at first but with a nice bitter finish.

Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2016
A regular porter. Malty body, some roasted malts, a little burnt at the finish. Black pour, brown head. What you might expect.

WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
300ml bottle. Thick dark brown pour, with a thin, pale mocha head. Faint coffee and black olives on the nose. Weak roasted flavours, with faint coffee and oak, ending with a hint of stone-baked pizza dough.

LazyPyro (1207) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark brown with a small smooth tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, smokey woody notes, hint of dark fruit. Taste of bitter roast coffee, little bit of dark chocolate, dark fruit, malts.

ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours a dark brown with slight reddish tinges. Aroma is subdued, roast coffee, slight licorice. Flavor is strong roastiness, fruity and with a sweet finish.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
330ml Bottle from The Bishop Langley, Durham, £3.50. Very dark brown, near black beer with a small, bubbly, light tan coloured head. The aroma is fairly enticing with creamy caramel tones and dark, roasty malts prominent. There are pleasant, sweetish, dairy milk, chocolate and, interestingly, amaretto biscuit notes to the taste, but there are also less enjoyable sharp, metallic flavours in there as well as a fizz on the palate that reduces drinkability. Oaky, whisky flavours come into play later. There’s plenty to like about this beer but also plenty that’s more than a little jarring. I expected better. Maybe it would have been better not as heavily refrigerated as it was.

mt_hall (201) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottled. Pours a very dark brown/black with a small light brown head that soon disappeared. Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of smoke on the nose. Smooth and dry in the mouth, with a slightly smoky flavour balanced by some tartness. Good, but would like a touch more body.

jamaty (2141) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2015
Negra, escasa espuma beige. Aroma a café tostado. En boca es ligera, pero de sabor muy rico, realmente tostada, con notas de chocolate y café. Superbebible es una porter estupenda. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

johndoughty (5448) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. 4.4 per cent rather than 5. Black with a small head. First flavour was chocolate followed by a gentle bitterness. Well rounded and easy to drink. Not a memorable one but still worth trying.

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