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Theobroma - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,769 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1769
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%


Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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lbkornlb14

New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Unlike any other beer Ive ever had. There is really no cocoa nibs or cocoa powder taster, I Thought it would pour dark but ended up pouring light/ a tint of orange. I waited for this beer since I heard about it, I was impressed because it was so different. I could not pinpoint one flavor except maybe the honey on the finish and a little cinnamonesqe smell on the nose. Really great effort by DFH. try it if you see it, my review will make a little more sense

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 00:08:13 | More by lbkornlb14
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A-golden yellow color with raising carb bubbles and a finger of fluffy white head. Not what I was expecting from a beer brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs.

S-probably the best smelling beer that I have encountered. immediate cocoa powder, notes of honey, bready yeast. Unfortunately I have no idea what an Annatto seed smells like so I cant pick it out.

T-almost as great as it smells, a rich sweet taste yet crisp, chocolaty taste, the honey is there, very subtle chili flavor,

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Theobroma from Dogfish Head Brewery
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