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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (654) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Hazy orange color with essentially no head. A little lacking in the aroma department. Some sweetness on the palate with a slightly spicy combination of flavors from the chilies I assume. This is an interesting concept for a beer but it fell a little short in the execution for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured a cloudy hazy orange gold color with very little head. But it more than makes up for it in taste. Such a smooth tasting beer. The aroma is amazing. As it warms u get a great scent of honey. Dogfish has hit a homerun with this beauty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
Light hay nose, some herbs mixed in there. Lovely organy color with a low scumy head. Complex tastes in the middle with a sweet honey base supporting it all: cocoa, vanilla, spices, pepper. Leaves a light coating on the lips like a lollipop. Fully body, and well balanced but not a beer for everyone. It definitely stands well on its own -- a good sipping beer.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Cloudy light orange amber color loaded with sediments. Medium foamy head. Very light hay, herbal nose. Light cocoa, red pepper, caramel taste with little spicy aftertaste. Interesting. Mellow light alcohol taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (867) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tap. Amber pour with a nice white head. Spice, grape, citrus, cocoa, honey, lemon. Medium body. Nice sweet spicy body. Nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1244) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Unclear burnt orange amber. Fizzy dissipating white head. Aroma is malty, honey, chilies, some spice. Interesting flavor. Chilies are definitely a key player. Mild spice. Some overripe fruitiness. Some alcohol there but nothing to indicate the 9%. Lighter medium body. Really unique. A Ponderous recreation.

0.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Different but interesting and not bad. Pours cloudy golden without head or lacing. Some sweetness. Light cocoa. Light sour finish and some citrus here. Tap at Rehoboth Beach brewpub.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
smooth sweet honey lives in perfect harmony with tangy chilie spices. A little cocoa, well made.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2014
malty with fairly strong alcohol zing....low hop flavor...mostly a taste of darker fruits even though this beer is fairly light...good!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (443) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2014
1pt bottle poured into a chalice. Cloudy orange with liberal frothy head. Aroma is heavy chile. Initial flavor is chile. The chile lingers even as cocoa begins to appear in the back end. Chile persists well into the long finish after the cocoa fades away. Another interesting Ancient Ale from DFH. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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