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RATINGS: 834   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours clear light orange. Smells a bit sour with hints of honey and I think the chilies. Taste was pleasant more milk chocolate in flavor than dark light most dark brews, however, it was light. Nice tingle on the tongue after a few sips. Good and interesting. I would have another the next time it comes out.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugi (463) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1440) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dave_M (3) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyFowle (452) - - MAR 27, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1188) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2015
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

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
connor0415 (47) - - FEB 28, 2015
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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bastarda (172) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
@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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap at Birreria Eataly New York. Pouts hazy orange with small white head. Malty, caramel, toffee, spices. Light to medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
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.


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