Downton Chimera Dark Delight

Brewed by Downton
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 Brewerys 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2555) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured mid brown with an average sized pale beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nut, caramel, chocolate and bread. Medium sweetness, quite heavy bitterness. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Cask. Dark reddy brown, almost black, in colour. Roast/burnt malty, chocolate, roasty bitterness, burnt edge, sour fruity (berries). More like a Porter than a Stout. Unremitting burnt bitter taste. Disappointing. (2008)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
50cl bottle from a x-mas market in Winchester. Abv. 5.5% labeled Dark Delight. Marked as stout on RB has nothing to do with one. Brown in color and we can see through. Medium head. The smell is roasted bread with some roasted vegetables ...jacket potato ? More seeds and herbs. Maybe even some zest from old lemon. The body is watery and over carbonated. Its crispy and quite bitter with notes of herbs and burned bread skin. Nothing more. The beer is a waste of liver space.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (670) - 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 its just a whisp. Light bodied. Flat. Medium sweet, with the slightest bitterness. Malty. Not bad, just a bit bland. Not convinced its a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (6382) - 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 (753) - 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 (14736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
KLF 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 (4797) - 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 (4597) - Troms, 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. Bodys alright and carbonations soft. Tasty. [50cl br bottle, abv5.5%, BB09.10.2015, [email protected], [email protected]me17May]

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