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Downton Chimera Dark Delight

Brewed by Downton
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (252) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. 12/08/16. Nil aroma - picking up something sweet but may be my imagination. Dark brown - treacle toffee. Light head, but it’s just a whisp. Light bodied. Flat. Medium sweet, with the slightest bitterness. Malty. Not bad, just a bit bland. Not convinced it’s a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
500 ml bottle as Downtown Dark Delight, extra strong bitter. Clear, deep bronze golden-brown body with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toast, biscuit and some dry fruit. Flavor is medium sweet, dark, mild roasted malt, toast, caramel, dry fruit and moderate in aftertaste. Quite balanced body and average aftertaste. Decent version of a British strong bitter, not more nor less.

   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 (732) - 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 (14181) - 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 (3890) - 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 (3800) - 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 (2583) - 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 (1362) - 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 (2914) - 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.

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