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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (762) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (456) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a dark golden honey color with a slightly hazy appearance and some fine sediment floating in it. Its head is light tan in color, average in size and slowly fades down to just a small ring of slick lace. The aroma has hints of light sweet honey and malts. Its flavor has a pleasant honey and malty sweetness with just a mellow hint of chocolate. There is also a hint of chili flavor with is very mild and complementary. Its texture is smooth and slick on the palate with light carbonation and a solid well rounded medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (102) - USA - JUN 18, 2014
Orange pour with a quickly dissipating white head. Light mouth feel with some carbonation. Smells lightly of honey. Taste has a bit of a bite to it. I honestly dont taste thee cocoa its brewed with but do sense the honey and spice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The bottle was big enough to pour about half into a pint glass and the rest into a snifter. The appearance was a nice hazy light golden yellow with a one finger-ed white foamy head in both glasses. The lacing was the same in both glasses= trickles into the beer and was mostly light. The smell had a roasted cocoa bean over top of some light chilis. The taste was a good blend between the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium and actually showed a decent sessionable quality about it. Overall, it kinda reminded me of Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale without the chilis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Cocoa, sweetness, and some floral note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a good amount of heat. Not my style. Too much heat on the end. Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Curious beer. Has with Brisben at porch nite. Pours a yellowish amber. Slight head. Malty sweet flavor with some chilli bite. Not much though. Some cacao but not what I expected. Interesting beer. But one is enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (226) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2014
I’m using a wet wash cloth to wipe the dry crusty sleep from my eyes and drinking THEOBROMA. My Makers Mark hangover from last night is persisting. I’m hoping this bottle from the crew at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will take the edge off. Fuck, I just realized they’re from Delaware... "Hi, I’m in Delaware." Aroma is super nice, hard to pin down: caramel malt, faint herbal hops, doughy yeast, lots of complex yeast actually, alcohol, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, vanilla... Wow! Just upgraded the aroma to an eight. Just wish it could be a little stronger... Appearance: NOT a fucking fan of flat looking floaty filled beer. Taste is fairly balanced but lucky to get a seven. Now we’re getting to the good stuff... Palate: High HIGH marks for the palate on this baby. A little sticky, the particulates are a little distracting BUT what a powerful finish. Big bitter cocoa and spicy hot chili’s! A confused brew with some distractions but still quite a pleasure. Thanks guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sampled during Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Like drinking an anthropological artifact filled with syrup and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1045) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a classic golden color, with fine particulate matter floating throughout. A fizzy off-white head appears, then recedes, nearly as quickly. Competing aromas of cocoa, Belgian yeast, and citrus. Cocoa becomes more pronounced as the beer settles. A thicker mouthfeel than I’d anticipated. Not at all lively, like the head would suggest. Sweet, malty cocoa dominates. Faint, but noticeable citrus flavor. When held in the mouth, the chili flavor does get expressed. Some warmth at the finish.

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