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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jentucker (6) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
No taste of cocoa, and its a blond, so it throws you off. Taste honey and green chilies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dave_M (2) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyFowle (178) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1166) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (602) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
connor0415 (37) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bastarda (147) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1207) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (1920) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (431) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1202) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
A very interesting beer, another great experiment from dogfishhead. Pours a deep orange with lots and lots of sediment hanging out. Smells of honey, peaches, chilis and grape blowpop. Taste is very thick, like a meal, with Apple blowpop or jolly rancher, honey, peach and a chili spiciness in the finish. Reminds us of the old bubble tea like soda, Orbitz. Had in the bottle.

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