One woman's ale journey

A beery boozy journey with delightful snacks along the way and a book in my hand.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Cotleigh Barn Owl

This has a fabulous malty smell on opening and is a beautiful dark copper colour. It also has a slightly fruity caramel aroma but only a very small head.

It very surprisingly tastes slightly of chocolate, and I would say more of a dark chocolate as it has a hint of a bitter aftertaste.

I was also surprised at how fizzy this was as darker ales are usually quite smooth.  This isn't a negative feature, it was just unexpected.  Although it has a little head, it is quite robust and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

Brewed by Cotleigh Brewery, Somerset
4.5% ABV

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