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.
rdixon77 (1410) - 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.
Dave_M (2) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A cousin of Midas Touch. Despite the cocoa and spices, the initial aroma is grapes and the fruity odors dominate the entire tasting experience. This is a smooth, tasty fruity beer, but not quite as complex as the ingredients might suggest.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PartyFowle (317) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Colored deep orange and hazed to opacity. The silky off-white head has decent retention. Aroma is sweet: golden raisins, honey, a bit of cocoa, a soft nuttiness in the background. The flavor is less sugary and has more alcohol character, starting off with crackers and orange blossom honey before moving into gentle nuttiness, raisins and just a teeny bit of pepper heat. I was expecting more cocoa, and its presence would bump this up a few points in the flavor department.
pete4999 (1182) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice beer, cloudy somewhat orange-ish. Doesn’t really taste like a lot of the things mentioned on the label, cocoa and whatnot. Tastes kinda sweet, heavy on honey, maybe a little spice. Very nice.
Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber 3-7-15. Weak white head, thin line on rim & splotches in center. Taste of honey, grain. Smooth fairly plain but good body. Cloudy light orange with sediment. 7.9bd 7.5bry
connor0415 (47) - - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It didn?t taste bad but wasn?t exactly what I expected the peppers were slightly noticeable but the chocolate wasn?t on the forefront at all. Not sure if I got an old bottle or something. It was a cool concept but may have needed a bit more of the ingredients listed to make an impact. It tasted good but wasn’t what I’d imagined
bastarda (156) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Roland’s post Mondiale tasting; woody, earthy champagne nose, some dark honey, fizzy, too fizzy mouthfeel, some turkish delight/melted down Toblerone chocolate in taste. Interesting, but less complex than expected.
Iznogud (1297) - CROATIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Birreria Eataly New York. Pouts hazy orange with small white head. Malty, caramel, toffee, spices. Light to medium bodied.
tomer (2060) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom L, big bubbly but quickly dissapearing head, lively carbonation, dirty honey yellow color, aroma of honey with hints of wood and bread, grainy flavor with hints of chillie, very light bitterness. Not too good.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour, little head. Aroma is mild, chocolate, spice and pepper. Taste is dry spice, pepper, heat, chocolate and a touch of honey. Very complex layering and smooth. Overall interesting and good.