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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6307) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2565) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4659) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2008
pours a semi-hazy orange with a small egg-shell head, fizzy, some lacing. smell is of white pepper, malt, some honey. taste is creamy at first then becomes thin, spice, malt, honey, wood, and some cocoa. overall i dont get the chili at all, but the cocoa is present in small quantities, the flavors do go well together one not overpowering the other.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2671) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2008
750ml bottle. Aroma of dusty cocoa, honey, nut, flowers, spices, burnt caramel, faint alcohol, sweetness, clay, almost mead-like in some ways. Medium amber color with a very sparse head. Flavor is lightly sweet, malty and earthy, some chocolate but only mild pepper, which is no doubt a wise decision in the end, and plenty of honey-nuttiness on the finish. Lightly warming, smooth, low in effervescence and just a bit syrupy, full-bodied. Quite interesting and tasty. Thanks to theisti.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2008
This beer pissed me right off. How do you advertise a beer based on an Aztec cocoa drink and have it taste nothing like chocolate? This is honey water, and its awkward for the price tag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2008
750 ml bottle courtesy of bvc. Bottled 2008. Pour is mostly clear golden, with a smallish off white head. Aroma of the cocoa, vegetable pepper, and some cooked cabbage. Taste is the cocoa, with a grainy mouthfeel. Pepper subtle spiciness can be detected in the aftertaste. Palate is chalky, a bit drying. This was interesting, certainly like nothing I have ever had before.

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