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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 headís 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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (2085) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Pretty much the coolest deScription of the brewing technique of any beer ever. Hell, donít know how to describe this one. Interesting profile, but canít put my finger on anything exceptional or shitty. After the hype of reading the label Iím very disappointed. But 9% is pretty badass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 25, 2009
(11/9/08) Bottle at friendsí house in Philadelphia (thanks Jeff). Clear deep golden. Aroma of malt, caramel, some chocolate, honey notes and some spiciness. Sweet flavor with malt, some cocoa hints, honey notes, spiciness and alcohol. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Rating #600. Bottle thanks to my secret santa mcbackus. Dark hazy orange with a thin off white and quick head. Aroma is chilies, honey. Taste is nice honey florals, some cocoa bitter in the finish and if you let this on your lips I thought I could feel the chilies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2009
750 ml bottle poured a clear copper with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of chilies, fruittiness, honey, light carmel and a hint of cacao. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of fruittiness, chilies, honey, cacao and light carmel with a smooth bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Coppery pour with a thick white head. Aroma of well, all sorts of things. A touch of chocolate and peppery spice, something herbal, something floral. Hard to nail down. Flavor is much the same: I can definitely get the cocoa nibs and chiles and the honey, but none of it is overwhelming. Itís a nice, strange, complex brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs, grass), average yeast (soap, musty) with notes of apple, pear, honey, and medicine. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Dirty socks with soap, honey, cream corn. Fusel alcohol notes arrive as the beer warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Appearance: Pours a clear, lightly effervescent, golden-orange body with a smallish, white head. Smell: Coarsely chopped chile peppers smothered in an overkill amount of honey. Other notes of fragrant, over-toasted seeds, a winelike fruitiness, and last (as well as regrettably least) is cocoa. Iím sure the chocolate will wholly redeem itself in the flavor. Taste: Spicy, heat-bringing chilies mixed with with a large enough jug of honey to make even Pooh-bear blush. Sip after sip itís never more than slightly sweet. Sadly, thereís only a distant, vague, possibly even imagined hint of cocoa. The vaguely nutty annatto is, at times, slight or effusive. Iím over here biting my lip in anticipation of a cocoa return, but itís looking bleak. Meager amount of bitterness. Splash of white wine. Fleeting hint of undercooked waffles and fruit just before hitting the semi-dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: These droll historical renditions peak my interest every time and always make for a ripping good time. Chateau Jiahu was mighty fun. Didnít we have one hell of a time with Midas Touch? Though, it is true I was ready to behave like a petulant child for want of more chocolate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pleasesir (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 New Years Eve, 2009. Loose white head, copper/orange colour proving that at least they remembered to put the annatto in there! First whiff was of a cheap malt liquor, but as the head dissappeared it turned a little sweeter maybe a little toffee/cocoa. Starts lager-like sort of Oktoberfestish. Nice alcohol warmth but with a slight (burnt plastic?) aftertaste. In my second glass I tried to stir up the sediment to wring some of the labels stated characteristics out, there is none, too bad that was my last ditch effort. It is what it is, maybe there is something wrong with me? but still looking for a little choc. chili, anything! No, just that persistent, acrid burnt bitterness. I canít believe I looked at this thing up on my shelf everyday for three months, the most disappointing beer by Dogfish Iíve ever had (esp. @ $15 a bottle)Oh well, maybe the Mayans were just less interesting than weíd hoped. Excuse me while I go sacrifice a Racer 5 for the cause...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Another DFH specialty drink that i am not overly keen on. Pretty pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is wheat cereal with a little spicy note. Taste is of honey and fruit sweetness. Where is the cocoa?

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