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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle at the Seventh Annual Richmond Beer Dig on 03/08/2009. Clear light amber body with a medium off-white head. Sweet spice and light cocoa aroma. Sweet chocolate and pepper flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
GABF 2008. Amber pour with small fizzy head. Nose of sweet malts, honey, and some chocolate. Low carbonation and very light palate. Flavor is sweet and almost cloying....no chili flavor, but the chocolate is there. Interesting, but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Smells good, tastes good, with a nice palate and solid all around. Would probably be an ideal beverage for Halloween, since it’s kind of a surprise beverage, being from so long ago, and full of flavors, with more subtle hints of chocolate and chile.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2157) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle.

Hmmm...strange beer, unsurprisingly. Honey and chicken mole, caramel and bread dough. Hmmm. When will I have the sense to add DFH to the "don’t bother" list?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1023) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Hazy golden with thin white head. Sugar sweet aroma… strawberry? Cacao/dark chocolate, something lingers. Is it the bitterness of the chocolate or chilies? An interesting brew and one that if I didn’t have an inkling of what it was would certainly have been completely unexpected. On tap and Andy’s DFH Promo night.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pous a lightly cloudy gold color, with a medium off white head. Smells of honey, caramel malt, some sweet fruits, and mild spices. I didnt care for the flavor much at all. Way too pounding sweet, no blance or assistance from much else at all. Just funked out honey and candy sugar the whole time. i admit i couldnt get through the whole beer. Havent been a big fan of DFH’s new experiments recently.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, cocoa/chocolate, chili pepper and spices. Flavor is moderately sweet with light malts, honey sweetness, chili pepper, cocoa, light caramel and a touch of spiciness with a sticky texture and a medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Thanks to tytoanderso for this brew. Pours slightly burnt orange with a small head that fades fast. Aroma is largely of honey, caramel, white chocolate, some distant toast, a light amount of chili peppers on the occasional whiff, and traces of the cocoa even less often. Taste is dominated by the honey with other notes of toast, grapes, white chocolate, with the occasional trace of chili and cocoa. The exotic flavors are remarkably subtle. The chili finally appears a little more assertively in the finish with a sort of honey meets sourdough bread and crust aftertaste. Honey becoming bitter and spicy. Palate is a little odd. Well carbonated, but it’s oily and a little sticky. Fairly thick. This is not as interesting as the ingredients make it out, but it’s still nice, like a carbonated mead with a light spice finish. I’d rather have Jiahu though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Light amber in color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is of chilis, honey and cocoa. Taste is the same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianDorry55 (356) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
750ml from GMCC in trade. Thanks Gabe! Pours orange-brown, with a think white head. Aroma is...WHOA! Weird. Strong cocoa, some of the chillies coming through. When you look at this beer, the last thing you expect to smell is chocolate, but its a pretty cool aroma. Flavor is again really weird. The cocoa is dominant...honey, grapes. None of the 9% alcohol comes through. Very drinkable, but there is a weird mouthfeel...bit of a cocoa aftertaste. The last style that this beer should fall under is "traditional"...this is probably the weirdest beer Ive had...But its interesting and I like it...its definately worth trying.


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