Brewed by Downton
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2009
Cask Real Ale 0.25L glass tasted at Angleterre. Beige head 10mm. Dark copperis reddish colour. Malty taste. Slightly bitter maltiness. Nice head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6132) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
Cask (South Western Arms, Southampton) - Brown with red tinges. Slightly vinous aroma with hints of dried fruit and roasted malt. Rich taste with hints of alcohol, raisins, dark chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24402) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7176) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4285) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (568) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1216) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
clear caramelly, small smooth offwhite head. flowery hoppy aroma flavor is roasted stuff, hops, toffee

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