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Brewed by Downton
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle. Not as dark as expected, more chestnut as Garrat mentions. Fairly nice, with a touch of sweet raw-ish malt characters. Chocolate, caramel and licorice are in there. A touch of alcohol shows in the end. Some coffee flavours come up every now and then.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
Bottle-conditioned. Stout? You’re having a laugh. Fizzing chestnut with an uncontrollable rocky head like bathfoam. Yeasty apple strudel aroma with clovey spice, toffee and raisin. Pleasantly mulled, earthy and stewed apple-accented once the fizz has died down; hazelnut at the back, alcohol building as the carbonation dies. Decent malts overpowered by yeasty exuberance. Some shampoo astringency in the finish. Excessively fizzy, likeable strong ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, liquorice and hops with roasted notes. Light roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice and hops. Hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6810) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Light brown with a creamy but fluffy off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity and quie spicy. Lots of diacetyl. The flavour is sweet fruity with lighter notes of rost and chocolate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4108) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, bit fruity. Light bodied.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (478) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1076) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11072) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
clear caramelly, small smooth offwhite head. flowery hoppy aroma flavor is roasted stuff, hops, toffee

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11553) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
Brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Malty flavour with a fruity touch and a slightly bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
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.


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