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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This beer is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras which revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilization to toast special occasions. the discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1200 BC. As per the analysis, Dogfish head’s Theobroma (food of the gods) is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs, honey, chilies, and annatto (fragrant tree seeds). Theobroma is 9% ABV and will be available in Champagne bottles by late spring 2008.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (85) - - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange amber with one-finger head that reduces steadily without completely disappearing, nice lacing. The nose lives up to the description, with a strong aroma of honey, cocoa and chili heat. In the glass, there are sweet malts with a trace of fruitiness, mild cocoa bitterness and a spice note from the achiote, along with a kick of pepper at the end. Its medium bodied and slick, yet still creamy. The heat might be attributed to chilies as much as the 9 percent ABV; it feels right for the concept. When they are not over-hopping pale ales, Sam Calagone and crew are among the more inventive palates in the business. Not everything they try works. This is one that does.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2359) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Draft and bottle. Pours a cloudy orange yellow color with a thick head which lasts. Taste of chilli and chocolate despite the color. Interesting and tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2692) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
750 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a cloudy dull orange colour with lots of small floaties and a modest-sized white head. Aroma is honey, light cocoa, chili pepper and fruit. Flavour is quite strongly of honey with some chili heat underneath, subtle cocoa notes and a bit of fruitiness. Slick mouthfeel. Medium plus body. Alcohol is rather subtle for the ABV. Quite interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (562) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Hazy copper color. Some head and bubbles. Slightly spicy nose. Tastes of yeast tempered by super slight chili quality and even more mild chocolate notes. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bomber, pours a highly carbonated orange with tall head. Aroma consists of light cocoa and spice. Tastes of sweet honey, cocoa, light yeast and spice. A unique brew for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (998) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ small white diminishing head. Light to moderate cocoa aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are cocoa, orange citrus, and mild chilies. Moderate body and warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap @ Barcode in Brooklyn. The commercial description packed a fair bit in but it doesn’t fully play out in reality. A heavy duty beer by any description with thick honey, Christmas spice and good length. Festive beer perhaps? Smart beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ckilly (28) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I'm a fan of IPAs and I really sharp, sometimes bitter, high alcohol brews. This selection was very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Cloudy amber, white head. Honey, a little chayenne pepper flakes undertones followed by cocoa aroma. Malty taste, slightly smoky, hints of cocoa and sweet. Full body, very carbonated, chili, mildly hot aftertaste and then again cocoa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
Cervesa molt peculiar per la complexitat de diferents sabors i aromes que hi ha, això enmascara molt la gradució alcohòlica, té un toc picant que es nota un cop has empassat que et fa salivar i mantenir els aromes a la boca. Cerveza muy peculiar por la complejidad de diferentes sabores y aromas que hay, esto enmascara mucho la graduación alcohólica, tiene un toque picante que se nota una vez has tragado que te hace salivar y mantener los aromas en la boca.


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