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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2603) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2510) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (930) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1406) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
solidfunk (4529) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
smooth sweet honey lives in perfect harmony with tangy chilie spices. A little cocoa, well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (812) - 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 (462) - 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 (131) - 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

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