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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3414) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
750 ml bottle shared by theisti. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin whitish head. The nose is an initial hit of chiles with a subtle sweet cocoa following. Light-bodied and creamy-slick with a moderately chalky finish. The flavor more-or-less follows the nose with a light floral note thrown into the mix. An interesting beer, but I cannott imagine drinking an entire 750 of this by myself. This is one to be shared, and thanks for sharing it with us, Tim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle graciously shared by nbutler11 at his table read party. Very disappointing color. A clear medium brown like aged cider. We were hoping for something darker and thicker after all the talk about c nibs and Aztecs. Nose of honeycomb and taste of the same with browned apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Pours a clear, rusty, caramel brown color with just a thin, fleeting, off-white head. Minimal spotting noted on the glass. Aromas show mostly caramel sweetness, hints of cocoa, honey, and orchard fruits seeping through. Floral hop notes and traces of leafy spices show as well. Flavors follow suit, devoid of the chili pepper heat we are promised. It seems that the sweetness of the honey and the caramel drown out most else, cocoa barely fighting its was through. Medium bodied, with active carbonation, the palate just seems to be lacking. I am not overly impressed with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Clear light brown pour. White head with a minimal amount of lacing. Interesting aroma, sweet cocoa and honey. Rather lively in the mouth, but not over carbonated. Not as sweet as the nose would suggest, more like accents to standard roast malt and piney citrus hops. Some roast nutty like spice in the finish. Reminds me a bit of a nut brown ale with some cocolate mixed in. Definetely very interesting and worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to Badgerben for sharing this! Foggy golden pour with a medium size head. Complex aroma, but all I can identify is fruit and pepper. Flavor complex as well, but lighter than I was expecting. Mostly pepper and honey with no sign of the cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours out golden with white-ish head. Smells of sweet fruits and ginger. Taste is sweet with some spice. Small notes of cocoa and ginger. Spicey notes from the chili, I guess. Sweet and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle acquired via daddyslick...THANKS BRAD. Has the typical sweetness of most by the brewer...caramel, honey, and white grape juice. Welches, anyone. 24 karat golden nugget pour with a small off white head. Less than average lacing. Aroma and flavor do have hints of the chili pepper, perhaps even the cocoa nibs, but both are subtle. Slightly more evident when the beer warms. A bit syrupy...decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Great retention. Milk chocolate, cinnamon, sugar cookie nose with lesser notes of vanilla, ginger and unfamiliar spices. Once warm, the chili pepper comes forward... nice. Medium-bodied with spiky carbonation. I’d never guess this is 9% alcohol. The flavor is sweet and chocolaty. Although I know a lot of pale malts were used in brewing this, I don’t taste any. Sweet finish with chili warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (539) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2008
750 ml bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a golden body and a thumbnail of off-white head. There is definite ginger in the aroma along with crisp apple and berry. Flavors are quite complex and the existence of cocoa in the brew is actually noticeable in the flavor. Other beers I have tried that claim to use cocoa powder have the chocolate character down-played or nonexistent. Other flavors include Neopolitan ice cream, spices, parsley, and a slightly malty backbone. Lively carbonation and medium body. Awesome brew; very interesting and complex in character. Another fine experimentation from DFH.

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