elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dogfish Head Theobroma pours a clear dark amber, with a medium-sized white head that quickly dissipates. Still, this is a one beautiful beer in the glass, not at all what I expected (dark brown-black) for a beer that was supposed to be a chocolate beer. Aroma is practically nonexistent, though.
As for flavor, this is one of the most unique beers I have had in my 10 years of drinking--the flavor of chile predominates. Not the heat of chile, but definitely its flavor. Behind that is a subtle cocoa, with some accompanying honey flavor and a mild, undefined fruitiness. As for alcohol, this is one clean tasting beer. I think that the flavors blend well, but was hoping for a bit more cocoa; it just seemed lacking in that department. I agree with those who have noted this beer has a mild flavor.
Palate was okay, with a mild effervescence to match the flavor. Overall, this is truly one of Dogfish Head’s most unique beers, far more so Midas Touch or Chateau Jihau. I expect opinions to be split on this one, separating DFH’s critics from its fanboys (and I’m a self-professed fanboy). Still, this beer is so different that it warrants at least one try. Don’t know if I’ll drink much of Theobroma, as I was expecting something a bit more chocolaty. But I certainly appreciate the effort and the spirit of experimentation shown by DFH with this one.
zvikar (4069) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange with a beige head, aroma of cocoa, honey and some spices, flavor of cocoa and spices, dark bread, medium bodied.
sinfull (1114) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
S_Side_Smitty (602) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Homer321 (2843) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wlajwl (4687) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
csaso (1724) - Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Hugi (467) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ 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.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Cloudy orange color. Grainy with honey, spices, orange peel, maybe a small but if chocolate. Kind of bubbly and weird. Just okay.