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Downton Chimera Dark Delight

Brewed by Downton
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 95   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (12643) - 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 (2017) - 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 (2549) - 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 (2423) - 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 (1169) - 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 (1888) - 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 (3653) - 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 (6679) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Bernie’s off license, Solihull. Poured a hazy reddish brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is roasty malt, light fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smoky malt liqoiurice bitter, light pepper spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is a really deep dark bronze colored one. Almost black-bronze in color and it has a nice big bubbly and super-lacing light beige head. On the nose it’s at first slightly cardboardy. There’s lots of cardboard indeed but also some red sticky dark fruits with dark plum sugar, vanilla, tones of chocolate and a little malt sweetness. Grows and ends up smelling quite nice after a while in the glass. Tastes quite nice also I have to say. It’s dark malty, lots of nice licorice tones all the way here. Mild chocolate and chocolate wrapper. Creamy feeling in the mouth and it’s the same with the carbonation. Yeah, I liked this one. Could easily drink this again. 19.07.2014

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