Theobroma - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by botham:
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
"Ale brewed with honey, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, ancho chilies & ground annatto."
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle poured into a snifter. pours a rich orangish-amber with a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a soapy rim and moderate lacings.
aroma is lightly spicy, with a unique mix of caramel malts, some honey-like sweetness and a distinct herbal note that gets more complex while warming. not much chocolate in the nose, even though it is mentioned most on the bottle.
taste is lightly sweet up front with an amber-like quality and an herbal note looming in the background. the back end does carry a bit of spice from the addition of chile, gradually growing with time. the first couple sips are somewhat odd, but as the palate gets used to the flavors, the complexity opens up.
mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a slick and silky texture and a finish of residual sticky malts and light spice from chilies.
drinkability is good. quite unique, this brew is one of the better offerings from Dogfish Head. no alcohol is present other than on the label, and the chilies impart a steady spicy note on the back end that imparts a great character to it overall. cheers!
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2009 23:15:55 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from an ice cold bottle into a glass. This is another Ancient Ale selection, love these, this one is from the Americas a chocolate food for the Gods.
Appearance: Golden, cloudy with slight carbonation, a half inch head with an aggressive pour.
Smell: I'm getting a citrus smell with some notes of honey.
Taste: I'm getting some coco some heat and sweet from honey.
Mouth feel: Thick not stout thick but thicker than the usual ale. Lots of floaters, ah hell thats the taste baby.
Overall: I would by this beer just to taste some history, plus its damn good so bonus. This beer is at 9%ABV so a nice choice for your nightly night cap, Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:12:24 | More by bleedsblu
Theobroma from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,877 ratings.