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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2009
on tap at the washington st ale house, wilmington DE. body is hazy deep dark yellow gold, and the head is thick foamy off-white. aroma is thick honey, hot cayenne pepper, pale malts, rum and vodka. flavor appears boozy heat at first, but it’s really a combination of the chili pepper and ABV like a dry rum/vodka blend. honey sweetness almost approaches cloying. a bit like a chardonnay. can’t taste the cocoa.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ckilly (17) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I'm a fan of IPAs and I really sharp, sometimes bitter, high alcohol brews. This selection was very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Cloudy amber, white head. Honey, a little chayenne pepper flakes undertones followed by cocoa aroma. Malty taste, slightly smoky, hints of cocoa and sweet. Full body, very carbonated, chili, mildly hot aftertaste and then again cocoa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1455) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
Cervesa molt peculiar per la complexitat de diferents sabors i aromes que hi ha, això enmascara molt la gradució alcohòlica, té un toc picant que es nota un cop has empassat que et fa salivar i mantenir els aromes a la boca. Cerveza muy peculiar por la complejidad de diferentes sabores y aromas que hay, esto enmascara mucho la graduación alcohólica, tiene un toque picante que se nota una vez has tragado que te hace salivar y mantener los aromas en la boca.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (298) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy copper with quickly diminishing small off-white head. Fruity aroma (pear, notes of banana), sweet honey, bubble gum, floral, faint chocolate notes. Sweet fruity flavor, honey, notes of chocolate, a bit yeasty, floral, sweet dry finish. Light carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbertels (118) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Firm head and aromas of cocoa, alcohol and wood. Hugely original and it has the feel to it of an ale mixed with a local non-beer brew. Not something one can drink a lot of but I will try it again!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma: honey, caramel malts. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, honey sweets. Overall: nice Tradional Ale, nice honey aroma. Pint at the Big Brew, Morristown.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"i shoulda read some reviews first...i equated chocolate drink with brown, so i was quite shocked, as were my commrades, when the beer poured a hazy golden. as the shock wore off, the first whiff was sweet - honey first, then a hint of the chocolate/cocoa aspect (like tottsie roll) and a slight presence of the chili’s. the body was great. a little sweet, but not cloyingly so. full and smooth, with enough alcohol to warm ya. the flavor was much like the aroma. what i thought would be a cocoa beer with some chilis and honey was in fact a honey beer with a touch of cocoa and chili. a little disappointment there, but this was still a very good and intriguing beer. the chilis, which had been very subtle, almost to a fault, came out a little in the finish as the beer warmed and created a nice complexity the beer didn’t have below 55 degrees. all in all, another unique beer from DFH, and another winner in my book, although for the price, i’ll stick with Midas Touch."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Complex character with lots of unique ingredients. Kudos to DH for bringing history to life. hard to describe, but worth the effort....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (63) - - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a tap. Rich, dark color like coffee. Very different flavors develop as beer warms. Definite undertones of cacao nibs, annatto and a slight chili pepper finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange/golden, what little head there is has large, brief lasting bubbles, looks almost crystalline in the glass. Aroma spicy (hot), roasted cacao, sweet. Starts off with the ancho, moves quickly into caramel and is followed by a Mexican hot chocolate finish, only mildly spicy, decent amount of chocolate.


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