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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Lots of stuff going on here. Amber iin color. Little in the aroma overall. Slight coco/chilie afterburn. The sweetness of the honey offsets some of the other flavors. Pretty good stuff, but spendy at 17 bucks a 750.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2008
750ml bottle split with Ann. Dogfish really cranks out some crucial stuff. This is my favorite yet in their ancient line. Glowing amber-orange color, thick and opaque. The chilis some through in the aroma.. The taste is smooth and sweet, with a mild chili, honey, and cocoa flavor that works really well. Reminds me of some of the chocolaty Fantome chocolate beers, without the Belgian effervescent mouthfeel. The alcohol is covered and incorporated in a world class fashion. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium head. Aromas of honey, fruit, and some dates / port. Very good texture with a creamy feel and fruity taste. HIghly recommended if you can get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Golden color with no head. Aroma of honey, dates and overall is very fruity. Light malt taste. The chilies are most predominant. A bit on the sweet side, excluding the spice from the chilies. Not what I was expecting at all, considering the cocoa does not show up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Strange brew. Got the chili in the nose, as well as the cocoa and strong honey throughout. Still a lot of standard grain flavor, which was a little disappointing. I guess I was hoping for something a little more outlandish from this one. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
I think I tried this at WeeHeavy’s tasting for the Danish guy. Yellow amber color. Nice interesting beer. Leans sweet. A hint of smokey ancho chili in the aroma. Pretty fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
750 ml bottle. Orangey amber color. Small, mostly diminishing offwhite head. Sugary aroma; cocoa and honey with some distinct chili notes. Medium sweet malt flavor. Bitterish cocoa, hot spices and notes of apricot and honey. Warming mouthfeel. Medium to full body. Spiced cocoa finish. Very unusual, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, garthicus and GregClow. Oliy-looking pour, mostly clear peach-amber with a small white head. Odd sickly sweet and floral aroma - really smells like candy, slightly herbal, but mostly just like popeye candy cigarettes. The taste is also odd - but I kind of dig it; honey, bitter dry cocoa, and intnense fruity sweetness - reminded me of peach schnapps - and it gets boozier as it warms. Slick, alcoholic mouthfeel, perhaps a little thin-bodied and still, definite increasing booziness in the finish. Odd, interesting, I wouldn’t likely have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, touch of chocolate, maybe some spice. Flavor is honey, spices, caramel and in the background, chocolate, though not as pronounced as I had hoped for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6767) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body with light carbonation. Intense sugary cocoa aroma. Dry-sweet cocoa and ginger taste with malty alcohol notes. Hot mouthfeel, kind of spicy. Hot dry gingery aftertaste with cocoa notes. Nice, interesting. (0.75l bottle from KnutAlbert.)

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