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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle way back at new years. Burny Malt flavor. The chilies provide for a pleasant aroma. Nice chololate. Dig it

3.3
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Gold/red pour with white head and lace. Aroma of abv, light malt. Flavor hints of light malt an after taste of pepper. Decent carbonation and mouthfeel. Not as show stopper but not an undrinkable offering either.

4.1
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at Novare Res. Hold the phone. This is insane. This beer pours an unassuming deep reddish color. The nose is kind of foreign, and actually a very stark contrast from the beer taste. But the flavors...my god. Let’s see what I’ve got here, chili peppers, semi-sweet chocolate, honey. Holy what a mix! This is fantastic. I’d love to have this again. Great work DFH.

3.5
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Sampled at 45 degrees. Pours an orange amber with a slight haze dissipating white head. Aroma of honey and holiday spices. Medium bodied that approaches a syrupy texture. Pale malt backdrop with honey at the forefront, complimented an aggressive but not overdone spiciness. The cocoa and annatto add some nuances to the mix. Finish has some accents of wood and just a hint of alcohol. Nothing really stands out on the palate, instead combining to create what comes across as a spiced holiday wheat wine. I was expecting a bizarre and unique beer based on the description, and this did not quite do that. No chocolate bomb here. However, I did enjoy the beer and I think it’s worth trying at least once.

3.4
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
golden with decent white head. malty nose. flavor is subtle, with lingering chocolate and some spice from the chilies. not much depth. not their best effort

2.7
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Light golden colored ale with a long lasting white head of cream. Nose isn’t lacking in its vibrancy, but doesn’t have a lot of complexity. Flavor is very sweet, with a honeyed fruit character. Mead-like. Not a complex beer, but interesting and pleasant tasting.

3.5
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Smells of honey and cocoa. Flavors of cocoa...then after a delay some smokey chillies with a honey finish. A very fun beer to share with a crowd. Nothing you would crave for on a warm day.

2.6
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Pretty much the coolest description of the brewing technique of any beer ever. Hell, don’t know how to describe this one. Interesting profile, but can’t put my finger on anything exceptional or shitty. After the hype of reading the label I’m very disappointed. But 9% is pretty badass.

3
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
(11/9/08) Bottle at friends’ house in Philadelphia (thanks Jeff). Clear deep golden. Aroma of malt, caramel, some chocolate, honey notes and some spiciness. Sweet flavor with malt, some cocoa hints, honey notes, spiciness and alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3.3
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Rating #600. Bottle thanks to my secret santa mcbackus. Dark hazy orange with a thin off white and quick head. Aroma is chilies, honey. Taste is nice honey florals, some cocoa bitter in the finish and if you let this on your lips I thought I could feel the chilies.


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