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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2835) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Complex character with lots of unique ingredients. Kudos to DH for bringing history to life. hard to describe, but worth the effort....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (84) - - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a tap. Rich, dark color like coffee. Very different flavors develop as beer warms. Definite undertones of cacao nibs, annatto and a slight chili pepper finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange/golden, what little head there is has large, brief lasting bubbles, looks almost crystalline in the glass. Aroma spicy (hot), roasted cacao, sweet. Starts off with the ancho, moves quickly into caramel and is followed by a Mexican hot chocolate finish, only mildly spicy, decent amount of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap at Maltitude. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of wheat and chocolate. Tastes of wheat, a hint of chocolate and chilies. Sweet aftertaste. Very unique beer. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Honey gold color. Brief white head. Fragrant malt aroma has notes of cocoa and spicy hops. Flavor touches on cocoa and subtle chili heat. Sweet malt is accented by the honey. There is an ever present warmth from the chili peppers and alcohol. There are complex flavors at play. Citrus, nuts, earthiness and cocoa. Certainly, this is a unique beer. Noticeable alcohol is blurred by the chili heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2537) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Initial Rating Date: 9/12/2014: Big bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse FR. Fragrant and inviting nose of wild honey, white chocolate, vanilla. Smooth taste of white grapes, white wine and vanilla. Hard to pin down stone/pit fruit exotics meandering about in between. Oily, luscious and smooth: surprisingly balanced - for an archeological concoction reconstructed from pottery fragments. @Rolands Mondialnachlese III, Feb ’15. Kreuzbeere, Weingelee. T: very vinous, drinks like honey gently infused in Riesling/Gutedel, while remaining very light on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2014
First, I used this to marinate a steak. Amazing cocoa taste to the steak. Gave it a nice flavor and now to the beer itself. Poured to a dark brown body with a nice sweet honey taste and cocoa nibs. Has a sweet smell and is a solid beer that was balance for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a light amber color with a small head. Nice aroma of bread and honey, not much cocoa on the nose. Very nice flavor of honey, bread, a bit of chocolate and sweet fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
purpleoctogod (6) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
This is an amazing beer. The coco nibs are so pungent and delicious in this beer it almost over shells then chili but, right at the end you taste the nice spice and earthy tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (743) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a quick-fading white foam head. Aroma is largely honey and a bite of alcohol. Taste is dominated by honey, with traces of cocoa, fruit, and some chili heat, which provides a touch of bitterness as well. Has a large combination of flavors, but unfortunately they all come off a bit too subtle.

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