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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
I poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance was very nice. It is a bronzed orange color; which was very unexpected and it had a nice 1/2-3/4" head with nice lacing. I loved the smell. It had a very spicy smell. I could smell the chilies. The chilies were also very apparent on first taste. At first I wasn't sure I liked the chili flavor but the subtle chocolate on the back end made it very nice. The spiciness also added to the mouthfeel of the beer. The tight carbonation with the spice of the chilies gave it a very zingy feel on the tongue which was surprising. Overall I think this beer was a big surprise from the pour to the finish, but it was a surprise I enjoyed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Pours orange with a beige head, aroma of cocoa, honey and some spices, flavor of cocoa and spices, dark bread, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1145) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Deep , amber color ; big , white head which quickly disappeared. Strange aroma of cocoa , honey , spices and malt. it was a case where my nose and eyes didn't agree )) , because my nose expected something dark . Cocoa and honey in taste , with distinguished chillies notes . Dry finish , and some pinching in mouth (obviously chili pepper ). Unusual and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. It’s an unclear, orange-colored beer topped by a minimal sized white head. Spices, a light funk, fruityness and some dried apricots in the aroma. Some alcohol notes in the far back. It’s full-bodied, lightly warming and with a nice carbonation level. Rather dry. Nice bitterness in the flavor, which else consits of the same fruityness and funk as in the aroma. And the spices, that lasts a good while. Not really fond of them, it’s a quite strange combo. Still, it’s a nice beer. 150621

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma is carob and light molasses. Taste is molasses first the something like carob & malts. Agreeable but not awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2893) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Growler from the likka store. Poured into snifter. Moderately hazy orange color, small white head. Nose is cocoa and sweet malt with a light vegetal thing, like green pepper, some black pepper as well. Taste is cocoa and honey with a light bitterness. Slightly buttery. Low carbonation. Overall just kind of meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours hazy cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, fruity and a faint hint of chili. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4781) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma is pale malts, mild chilies and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is pale malts, chocolate, fruit and a mix of tart, sour and slight but increasing heat in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1765) - Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Tap - small foamy head, clear light gold color, not picking up much of an aroma, but definite chocolate malty flavor with a mild hit of chile spice in the back, pretty smooth finish considering, very good and different overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugi (467) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
@ Rolands Mondiale Tasting. Highly viscous, some "pieces" inside, gold, shining, white medium head. Aroma: A bit of cocoa, peac, perfume, and some strange sweet aroma. Interesting taste, i cannot define this, but its quite good. Full body and fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1606) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Cloudy orange color. Grainy with honey, spices, orange peel, maybe a small but if chocolate. Kind of bubbly and weird. Just okay.

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