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Downton Chimera Dark Delight

Brewed by Downton
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular at 5.5% (as Dark Delight). Also available bottle conditioned at 6.0% (as Chimera Dark Delight).
A complex, dark brown ale combining subtle coffee and chocolate flavours with a rich, hoppy aroma.
Downton Brewery’s Chimera Dark Delight is a strong dark ale, brewed in Wiltshire. Dark roasted berry and caramel characters sink deep into fantastic roasted bitter flavours which linger long into the finish.
Ingredients: Avon Valley Water; Malted Barley; Corn; Challenger, East Kent Goldings and Pioneer hops; yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoneR (31) - - SEP 29, 2015
Lively, with a burnt caramel aroma that matched the taste. Very dark in appearance. Probably closer to a stout than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
Starts slightly metallic and iodine giving way to fruity and perfumy notes. Appearance: light brown small white sudsy head Flavour: caramel, hint of carbon. Palate: hint of fruit cake in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (12935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
KØLF 090115. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, bread. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2137) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2015. Brown colour with an off white head. Aroma hoppy, fruit, spice taste dark malts coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
Looks dark copper ruby, clear. Dark off white head. Padded crocheted lacing. Fruit bouquet, dark malts, leafy hops, plum peels, coffee, prune, and a liquorice note to the nose. Tastes dark fruits, dark malts, leafy hops, dark caramel, coffee and liquorice notes, and has a dark malty fruity finish. Body’s alright and carbonation’s soft. Tasty. [50cl br bottle, abv5.5%, BB09.10.2015, B@Vinmonopolet, T@höme17May]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2441) - Haugesund, NORWAY - APR 22, 2015
22.04.2015. 0,5l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. With abv 5,5%. Brown colour with off-white head. Aroma dominated by strong dry hopping. Spruce, juniperus and ripe fruits gives a dry mouth. There is also a good malty body here with dark malts that gives a good body. There is also some faint varamel notes that gives a little sweetness. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Medium white foamy head. Amber brown color. Aroma is caramel, wood, leaves, brown sugar, chocolate. Taste is sweet with dry chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1985) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 20.01.15. Dark ruby. Foamy and persistent off-white head and lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, dark berries and vanilla. Similar taste, balanced with bitterness. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
Flaske delt med Ovesen: mørk rubin med beige storboblet gardin/filmskum. God aroma av ristet brød og mørke bær. God, mørk bitterhet som er litt brent i kanten. En tørr&smaksrik stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some cooked vegetables and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

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