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RATINGS: 788   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool. Aroma: Odd. Very, very odd. I have never smelled anything like this before. Actually, it does remind me of how Rogue’s 19 Colonies Mead smells, so I’m going to assume that the aroma is mostly honey, and the unknown remainder is the annatto. Appearance: Hazy, orange sun-burst colored body, with a slowly dissipating, white head. High amount of visible carbonation. Low amount of lacing. Taste: Definitely some honey and annatto going on here too. Just a low, subtle cocoa note throughout. The flavors are smooth, gentle, and blend into each other well. I do feel an extremely mild spice tingle on my gums. Palate: Medium bodied. Supple. Low carbonation. Moderate length on the finish. Overall: Not what I expected at all! Gentle, well-rounded, and delicious. Smooth as butter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (639) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Clear orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, lots of honey, flowers, perfume, malty, spices. Taste, malty, honey, spicy, some cocoa, fruity. Some chilie in the aftertaste. Quite carbonated. Interesting beer, but probably wouldn’t buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (834) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a light gold with a very thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of sugar and sweetness. Taste of sugar and alcohol. Not one of my favorites.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A: It pours golden, with a slight haze, hundreds of tiny bubbles quickly ascend to the medium-thick head which quickly faded. S: A wonderful scent was given off by this beer, honey, cocoa, bread and a slight hint of the 9% alcohol presented itself to me at the end. T: crisp and clean malt, subtle cocoa with a little bit of alcohol. So complex and yet delicate and light, one of the most thought-provoking and wondrous beers I’ve tried. O: This beer is stellar in my opinion, everything, the history, the taste, the way it looks in the glass as you pour it, even down to the label fuels my senses and I am always disappointed when my bottle is empty. Some people have made mention of the lack of hops flavor or smell… well, it doesn’t because it’s not supposed to. I’ve had this one many times and often selfishly kept it to myself not allowing others to try but yet I don’t have it often. Those whom I have introduced it to have loved it as well. Excellent beer and a must try. -BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2447) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 4/29/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of honey, toast, bread, cracker, orange, pear, apple, grape, nuttiness, herbal, floral, chile pepper, light cocoa, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and spice flavors; with good strength. Taste of honey, bread, cracker, orange, pear, apple, grape, toast, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light cocoa/chile pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light chile pepper heat on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, bread, cracker, pear, apple, grape, orange, herbal, floral, light nuttiness, light cocoa/chile pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick/creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice ancient ale style. All around nice balance of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV, A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
electric318 (2) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Pour slowly out of the bottle, lots of yeast settled at the bottom of this one. ...medium golden amber color....medium white head...lighter than expected.....chocolate flavor up front, then some kind of grapefruit thing, then chocolate again.....very different......not very malty at all.....give it a try....i will get another bottle of this one

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
POPE, Philadelphia tap ($8): Pours golden with a whitish head. Aroma is lightly honey, slightly boozy, and pale malt. Taste is underwhelming. I didn’t really get any strong cocoa flavors. Instead, I got a pretty simple, slightly sweet ale with boozy notes. Not bad, but not impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottled sample from Specks in San Antonio. Another very unique offering from Dogfish Head. Pours murky gold with minimal head. Notes of chocolate with a hint of spice. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (535) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a dark golden color with white dissipating head. Smells like honey and malts and tastes sweet and of bitter chocolate. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (241) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Good beer with chili and cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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