22oz bottle. Many, many thanks to mikesgroove for this gift well ahead of Southern Tier making it to GA.
Opening the bottle (even before pouring) reveals a very strong chocolate aroma. It has a cocoa, drinking chocolate, dryish element to it. Small head, with some lace but not much.
Color is a deep, deep dark brown, but with plenty of red highlights as the light catches the beer. Average mouthfeel with a bitter and slightly acidic finish. A coffee like ending.
Interesting and plenty of chocolate taste, but it finishes much more coffee based than I was expecting – a bit surprising.