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Theobroma - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,876 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,876
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 183
Gots: 201 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Theobroma is a celebration of chocolate, the food of the gods.

This Ancient Ale is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.

The discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1,200 B.C. As per the analysis, Dogfish Head's Theobroma (translated into "food of the gods") is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs (from our friends at Askinosie Chocolate), honey, chilies and annatto (fragrant tree seeds).

It's light in color, not what you expect from your typical chocolate beer (not that you'd be surpised that we'd do something unexpected with this beer!).

8 IBU

(Beer added by: slvrmon82 on 03-21-2008)
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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not more than a one finger head from this pour, with little lace, and less cling. Color is a 9 on the SRM beer color chart, with lots of carbonation action. Smell is very complex, with aromas of honey, coco, peppers, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, and lemon peel. Taste is a bit of a shock, but very good after a couple of samples. Flavors of chili peppers, coco, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, coffee, and lime. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and crisp. It leaves a little drying on the back of my soft palate, maybe more like numbness. This beer is nothing like I have tasted before, and it really grows on you. It is quite pricey, but I am glad I bought this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 17:17:12 | More by beerprovedwright
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Theobroma from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,876 ratings.