Theobroma - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.53/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into snifter. 2011 purchase from shelf at neighborhood Whole Foods right after it dropped (so 2011 vintage I assume).
This beer is so good I am almost at a loss for words. Here's the deal: I love stouts but often they are a bit much in spring or summer so I often wander to lambics, saisons, and other interesting brews while waiting for those cold evenings for the richer stuff. Imagine my surprise that this is actually a traditional ale and not dark beer! So here goes:
Pours an interesting, hazy amber and copper hue with brown and tan highlights. Short off white head dissipates to average lace.
The nose is fantastic! Lots of coffee, cocoa powder, honey, spice, and peach pit (amaretto). Pretty fragrant and exciting. Alcohol is kept in check also. On the palate is more cocoa powder, honey, almond, and spice. There is a slight bit of heat, but it is rather tame. But it's there.
Texture is lovely, kind of viscous and chalky with impeccable balance between acid, alcohol, sweetness, and tannins. One of the best beers I have ever had on the tongue. This should be an exercise in texture perfection. Finish is pretty long with a lot of interesting flavors intermingling and finally fading nicely.
I am a huge fan of this beer and I plan on picking up more at every opportunity. Dogfish head is a fun brewery and experiments with a lot of recipes, often with mixed results, but this is one they got right!
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2011 22:37:48 | More by cbarrett4
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