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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours and orange reddish color with a small bone colored head. Nose: chili, cocoa powder, earth, and honey. Taste like spicy honey and cocoa. Thin mouthfeel. Weird warming burning bite on the back end. I am not sure how I feel about this one. Kind of tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7912) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a finger width off-white head and a chill hazed golden body. Aroma is husky with chilli peppers, chocolate, honey, alcohol burn and dirt. Taste is sweet but spicy with peppers and honey. Alcohol is well hidden. Watery mouthfeel and a bit flat. Peppers when mixed with 9% ABV can tend to burn, but this keeped it in check decently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Pours a peachy hazy amber with fair offwhite head. Aroma is fruity, but not a fruit that i can place. Flavor is caramel and malty but with a little grassiness. there is a burnt or earthy quality, but not in the way that is smoked malt. Pretty cool for the history, Not bad for 3000 years old, but still, brewing has come a long way....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. nice amber pour with a thin cream head that dissipates fast. notes of honey, alcohol, sweet malts and fruits. wow a bold chocolate flavor that finishes clean with honey and apples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
On tap at Brother Tuckers in Pompano Beach. Rich amber color. Very small head. Aroma is malty, chocolate and I can smell the chilies. The chilies are evident on the tongue as well as the honey. It has a tiny kick as it finishes from the spciy chilies. It is very good. Unique and worth a try for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2008
Poured a clear amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, spices, pepper, wood, yeast, and nuts. Taste of caramel, honey, citrus fruits, cocoa, nuts, and green chiles in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2241) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2008
750 ml bottle split in tumbler. Hazy copper with lasting ring. Spicy grainy woodsy aroma. Medium sweet honey with grainy grassy lingering woodsy (chili?) bitterness. Medium-full body, medium low carbo. NIce texture. Too much of that bitter spicy stuff for me, but not bad overall. These crazy creations always worry me a bit, but they are always a little better than I expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1494) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2008
750mL bottle. Bottled in: 2008. Pours a slightly murky copper with a big light-tan head. Hints of cocoa, chili powder, and some honey in the subtle aroma. Moderately hefty body. Syrupy sweet upfront with a good bit of honey, some caramel, and cocoa. Chocolate comes out more as it warms. Transitions to some spiciness with hints of chilies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2008
750ml bottle from Phhd, thank Ethan. Shared at my halloween tasting 2009. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and spicy, overall totally strange nose, but good. Taste is spiced and strange but not bad, very interesting and spicy and very nice. Unique brew with lots of bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at Brickstore. Poured dark amber with a white head. Aroma of cocoa, spice, malt. Taste is a little more spiced, with chocolate. Mouth and taste are a little along the lines of a tripel, with the spice and chocolate. A different type of beer. Not a bad drinker.

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