HaakonBjerkeli (18) - NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with thick off-white head.Dark fruits, cara and bitter choco. Taste gets more bitter and not so much of the fruits. Bit dry and maybe some roasted. Somewhat thin on the palate? (Is it an ESB, BA or a stout?)
ERB92 (252) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, dried fruits, grains and some roasted malts in the aroma. Dark brown with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice rich ale.
esp0r (1948) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours brown, quite dark in the glass with an amber hue, frothy tanned head. Smell of spices, tea, hints of toast, some caramel. Moderate sweet, toast and green grass, chocolate, dark malts, finishes off with moderate bitterness and earthy hops. Enjoyable but not all that exciting
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-hued brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is dark fruits, rum, bready malts, biscuits and hints of chocolate, burnt toast and vanilla. Taste is bitter herbs, burnt toast, caramel, vanilla and hints of chocolate and dark fruits. Medium body, medium to soft carbonation. Not exactly my idea of a stout, but a fair enough brew nevertheless.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle as Downton Dark Delight, 500 ml bottle abv 5,5. Dark brown color, some reddish tones. Some roasted aromas, malt, dried fruits. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable , especially like the good malty backbone along with good complexity.
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Mørkebrun med litt rødskjær. Høyt luftig skum som varer og etterlater litt lacing. God karamellaroma med spor av malt. Smaken er sjokolade som glir over i lakris. Blir veldig tørr & bitter etter hvert. Tynt sedimentlag igjen i flaska.
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
05.07.2014, 0,5l bottle (labelled only Dark Delight, 5,5%) @ home:
Small slightly bubbly mediumlasting head, looks very diluted for being a stout. Aroma is slightly roasted, mild coffee, roasted grain, hay, grass, caramel, paper, hints of chocolate. Taste is slightly dry and roasted, hay, paper, roasted grain, minerals, grass, burnt caramel, coffee. Medium bitterness, dry metallic and very watery mouthfeel. Meh!
gunnar (5219) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear deep amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of light roasted malts, some prunes, nice. Smooth & creamy mouthfeel. Taste is fruity, plums, well noticeable hops, dry light roasted finish. Good one.
mattstrib (18) - Truro, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Nose pleasantly malty chocolate. Good creamy coloured head which lasts. Medium body. Taste slight creamy, malt and roast is nicely balanced making it easy drinking. Lightly hopped, giving a good bitterness in taste and finish. Chestnut brown coloured
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, as Downton Dark Delight; dark mahogany brown with a few golden tints; medium off-white head; aroma of chocolatey malts; smooth, understated dark chocolatey malts with unexpected chilli spice lurking throughout; dry, increasingly hoppy finish; give me a cold evening and a real fire and I’d be onto this again straightaway.