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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle from Sean. Thanks, at least you were able to carry this one back for me. I am surprised the plane could take off after you filled it with tears. Pussy. Anyway, this beer is supposed to be some elaborate concoction based on its description; however it falls short. To me this tastes smells and looks like "beer". It could be in a generic can that says Beer across the front of it, and that would about sum it up. All of the elements listed are very subtle, and actually I cannot pick up alot of them. Chiles? Uh? I get corn, alcohol, and some grape flavor or something, similar to Midas Touch. It is drinkable in every way, but it doesnt stand out as being something very original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4801) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Pours ale color. But when you drink, you get lots of chocolate and honey. Cocoa. A very interesting beer that defies its look. You expect a stoutish color. You get pale ale color. ..Ok...it’s a little later...and I have to rerate. All that chocolate is giving away to grape! And not just grape, but artificial soda grape. The beer does not improve with warming and starts to let down seriously.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Pours a clear amber, big frothy off-white head, leaves a spotty film of froth on the glass. Aroma is led by grass, with some tootsie roll chocolate following that up. In the mouth, there’s a little bit of apple on the front, but the main body is grass, tea, and hay, a strong bitterness of raw vegetables, finishes with some chocolate, and a lingering warmth that might be alcohol and might be chiles. The vegetation and the heat are overall reminiscent of radish, and not really in a good way. Somewhat more than a medium body, warm on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle way back at new years. Burny Malt flavor. The chilies provide for a pleasant aroma. Nice chololate. Dig it

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5457) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Gold/red pour with white head and lace. Aroma of abv, light malt. Flavor hints of light malt an after taste of pepper. Decent carbonation and mouthfeel. Not as show stopper but not an undrinkable offering either.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at Novare Res. Hold the phone. This is insane. This beer pours an unassuming deep reddish color. The nose is kind of foreign, and actually a very stark contrast from the beer taste. But the flavors...my god. Let’s see what I’ve got here, chili peppers, semi-sweet chocolate, honey. Holy what a mix! This is fantastic. I’d love to have this again. Great work DFH.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Sampled at 45 degrees. Pours an orange amber with a slight haze dissipating white head. Aroma of honey and holiday spices. Medium bodied that approaches a syrupy texture. Pale malt backdrop with honey at the forefront, complimented an aggressive but not overdone spiciness. The cocoa and annatto add some nuances to the mix. Finish has some accents of wood and just a hint of alcohol. Nothing really stands out on the palate, instead combining to create what comes across as a spiced holiday wheat wine. I was expecting a bizarre and unique beer based on the description, and this did not quite do that. No chocolate bomb here. However, I did enjoy the beer and I think it’s worth trying at least once.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
golden with decent white head. malty nose. flavor is subtle, with lingering chocolate and some spice from the chilies. not much depth. not their best effort

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Light golden colored ale with a long lasting white head of cream. Nose isn’t lacking in its vibrancy, but doesn’t have a lot of complexity. Flavor is very sweet, with a honeyed fruit character. Mead-like. Not a complex beer, but interesting and pleasant tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Smells of honey and cocoa. Flavors of cocoa...then after a delay some smokey chillies with a honey finish. A very fun beer to share with a crowd. Nothing you would crave for on a warm day.


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