HoochetteAtHFS (1) - easley, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
I am not a craft beer fan by far, eventho I run the one and only craft beer/growler station in Easley, SC, But this theobroma is a great great sipping beer. I love it!! mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
Sampled at The Blind Tiger Very Special Cask night 2009. "Holy shit. Reddish brown. Blood and mud. Spicy chocolate, amazingly strong finish. Similar notes to an imperial stout. Vanilla, but honey! Full chocolate nose! Alcohol hides."
Based on the exclamation points, I was really excited about this beer. Found this review written on a wrinkled napkin, it’s like a message from my past self demanding that I find some more of this ASAP. BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
750ml bottle obtained at the Liquor Shoppe in Tygsboro, MA. Pours a hazy dark golden-amber body with a half inch of off-white head. Aroma consists of pepper, cinnamon-like quality, with chocolate, bubblegum, nut, and banana. Hot pepper, coming off as a cinnamon like quality, with a fair bit of bubblegum, nut, banana, with come cocoa in the undertones, with some notes of fruitiness. Surprisingly light-bodied with ample carbonation. No alcohol flavor or hotness to speak of, but the alcohol effects definitely make themselves known... Dangerously drinkable, unique, and complex - unlike any beer I’ve had. I definitely am impressed - if only this had been approved for NH! Really really good stuff - another slam-dunk for DFH! philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Dogfish Head Brewing Company--Theobroma--Ale brewed with natural flavors (honey,cocao nibs, cocao powder, ancho chilies, & ground annatto). 2009 22 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV--70 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Exotic--Thin fizzy mild lace head. Clear bright rich orange gold color. Sweet floral spice mild hop aroma. Annatto? Tangy sweet orange fruit crisp complex honey caramel malt peppery where is cacao body. Spicy ancho chilies clean crisp complex hot end. Pepper IBU’s. Sip! Sampled 8/29/2009. 2 @ $14.99 Each. BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - DEC 31, 2010
Very good ancient ale. But like all the brews in this genre this brew is very very fruity. A must for any dogfish head fan. Any time I’m out this brew will be on my shelf waiting for me.
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 24, 2012
Unlike much you will try on the market. Some of the richness of a porter without the bitterness and with a lightness of champagne. Chocolate, oats, cherries, caramel. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Poured from 1pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle into a stemmed glass.
The color is slightly hazy orange with a yellow highlight and good amount of carbonation. It has about a finger or so of foamy white heat a slight amount of lacing.
The smell is orange at first with some cocoa flavor in the nose. There is also a touch of honey as well.
The taste is sweet with a honey flavor and a touch of vanilla. It taste like honey poured onto vanilla ice cream and now there is a touch of jimmies (chocolate sprinkles) flavor as well. The sugary flavor is hitting the back of my throat at the same place you would expect bitterness. Very interesting.
The feel of this beer is has a smooth texture to it. It is very complex but goes down easy with a nice sweet aftertaste. Like most Dogfish Head beers this is really a great experience.
Gromis (18) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Has a surprisingly sweet nose. The color is a very rich golden copper. Sweet up front with a slight spicy finish. Very good and drinkable beer, but surprisingly I don't detect the chocolate or chiles.
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Pours the color of golden honey. A light amber with golden and orange hues. Light passes softly through the body of the beer to reveal tiny speckled yeast. Has a warm and rich glow. Soft thin white head of delicate and creamy foam that fell fast and leaves wet lace to slide down the glass and show it’s alcohol legs. Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Nose is terrific with orange blossom and honey. The honey is fresh and raw and deeply sweet and it reminds me of mead. There is a light dusting of cocoa powder.While the honey is sweet the cocoa isn’t and together with the whisper light scent of orange the sweetness reminds one of the gentle warmth of the sun. The malt is almost breaddy on the nose but it’s not that heavy. The chile peppers give a peppery scent and the annatto imparts the scent of nutmeg.
Taste is spectacular. Light orange tickles the tongue and then the honey lays down to coat the mouth. The toasted grains which have remained hidden until now, show themselves rich and naturally sweet on their own. They give a depth and contrast to the mead like character to remind you that this is bread. This is beer. The chocolate is light as a feather, airy, and has a malted quality as it combines seamlessly with the malt. The orange adds brightness but isn’t anywhere near as strong as the fruit in an ipa. It’s more like a flower or the flutter of your eyelids. Something delicate. The nutmeg accents the fruit and the chocolate so well and then the chiles show up at the back of the throat to impart a soft heat. It’s as though the beer glows inside you with a comforting warmth. Finishes like mead.
This beer is spectacular. It has a medium body but drinks so lightly. It has every food that brings comfort, warmth and joy. It’s full and earthy but retains an almost divine lightness. You could sip it all day and be warmed by it. The peppers are so well done as to be authentic but carefully presented so as not be like fire. Leave it to dogfish head to bring back a beer from 1200 BC and celebrate the culture and history of great people and great beer.
I poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance was very nice. It is a bronzed orange color; which was very unexpected and it had a nice 1/2-3/4" head with nice lacing. I loved the smell. It had a very spicy smell. I could smell the chilies. The chilies were also very apparent on first taste. At first I wasn't sure I liked the chili flavor but the subtle chocolate on the back end made it very nice. The spiciness also added to the mouthfeel of the beer. The tight carbonation with the spice of the chilies gave it a very zingy feel on the tongue which was surprising. Overall I think this beer was a big surprise from the pour to the finish, but it was a surprise I enjoyed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone