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RATINGS: 807   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.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow to light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain), with notes of DMS, fusel alcohol, soap, chemicals, orange peel. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Holy crap, is this bad...like bargain malt liquor with stuff added, and not enough stuff to cover up the stinky qualities. Wretched fusel notes. Unbelievably bad, considering the brewer. Amazing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of honey, pepper, huskiness, chilies, alcohol, and florals. Flavor of honey, cocoa, husky, and pepper.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2008
It is difficult to believe that this ale is a faithful re-creation of an old Aztec brew, it is so dreadfully bland. Drinkable and unoffensive, but dreadfully, dreadfully bland. Hazy amber bodied with a short-lived head, it has an odor of old cocoa powder, stale honey, and some old, old dried-out chili peppers. What grain is in here? Is it a beer? There is a stale honey sweetness to the flavor, an extremely mild chili spiciness, a touch of chocolate, and yucks of yawns. We are supposed to believe that the Aztecs drank something like this for special occassions? What the hell were they drinking during their boring moments?!? Stagnant water? I have to think that folks

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Hazy amber with tiny white head. Spice aroma with malty and fruity notes. Spicy flavour wit caramel and malty notes. Spicy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle: Pours golden with small floaties suspended in the brew. The head dissipates fast and there is a little lacing left. Aroma is sweet, spice and a little fruity. Fairly dull on the palate, the carbonation is non existant, but still thick enough to not be watery. Flavor is different. I can taste chilis, honey, and spice. Not really hot but the flavor of chili is there. Not getting any cocoa though. I can drink this beer but I have no desire to get it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
<i>Bottle (750ml) shared with GregClow, HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of HogTownHarry.</i> Pours a clear orange with tons of little floaties and a spare diminishing off-white head. Slightly odd aroma of honey, fruit and spices -- almost mead-like. Nice flavour of honey and spices, sweet and sticky with a spicy peppery finish. Medium bodied. Definitely a unique and interesting beer -- I liked it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle shared by Butters. Poured amber with a frothy off-white head that left light lace. Sweet aroma of fruits and malt. The flavor reminds me of a tootsie roll. Medium body and sweet throughout.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pretty typical Dogfish Head beer here. Super sweet, harsh and very very odd. I dont know if its my palate or what, but every DFH beer seems to taste the same. Its as if they use the same base beer and tweak it a little differently and slap a new label on it. I am sorry, I just do not like this brewery. At all.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Deep amber color, smallish fizzy head. Aroma is very meady, with honey and solvent, and notes of cocoa. Light in palate, low in carbonation, is otherwise sweet and honeyed, near cloying. How to drink this whole 750? Theres a lingering warmth that I think is alcohol, not the chilis, which like others Im not sure Im detecting, maybe just a wee hint. Not really any chocolate in the flavor here either. This is very one dimensional for a beer so complex ingredient wise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2008
A strange aroma and flavor of hairspray. I dont pick up the chocolate at all, but there is some light spice, from the chilies I assume. Orange in color. Dry with light spices. I usually like their traditional beers, but this one didnt work out so well.


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