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