Theobroma - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Reviews: 769
Hads: 2,162
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 244
Gots: 331 | FT: 1
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: slvrmon82 on 03-21-2008

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!).

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Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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I obtained the beer from Lone Star beverages - Coppell, TX

very initial taste - honey, exacerbated as it warms, second initial taste - chocolate, the finish is a spicy, chili sensation - this coats the palate and allows the honey/chocolate sensation to dominate as the beer warms

light carbonation - in addition, there is a smoky smell and taste to it initially, this is the only thing I found off-putting, I was hoping for a more yeasty sense to it

Excellent, complexed-flavored beer, not my personal style, but surprisingly addicting as the beer warms (590 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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. (2,047 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into snifter at dfh in Fairfax VA. I don't know why but I thought this would be dark like a stout. Pours an orange color with very thin white lacing. Aromas of tart stonefruit, sweet belgian type yeast, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is really unique. ..like expected...sweet malty belgian type yeast with a nice tart chocolate backbone. The chile is subtle but it finishes with a tad bit of heat. Its a very well balanced unique brew. Very rarely do you find an experimental brew with such a balance. Really nice and well worth the price tag I see it going for in the store..but superb on tap. (610 characters)

Photo of cleve00
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had fun with this one...Dogfish Head so its gonna be good for sure...

Pour is golden Aztec color..white head that stays for a while.
I enjoyed the taste is somewhat mild and it does not reflect the ABV..very drinkable with a slow buzz. Is that appropriate?

Is there a lip/mouth burn ,(you be the judge but I feel it), from the chilies at the finish? if so I like chili peppers anyway so that is a plus for me. Nice Lunch beer with some Jarlsberg swiss cheese.

Fun! I liked this a lot. As always thanks Dogfish Head! (521 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a golden orange color.

The aroma has some honey and floral notes, with a bit of pepper.

The flavor first hits you with a bit of chili. It's certainly there at first, but then as you go for more and more, it slowly goes away as the chili really is faint in this. The bigger flavor is honey sweetness along with some light fruits and citrus. It's not too sweet, but it surely is dominated by floral honey notes. I did not get the cocoa notes, but possibly some vanilla in sweetness.

At 9%, you don't taste the alcohol at all. It's really drinkable actually.

In the end, it's not bad, but not really interesting either. Not really spicy, but well crafted and decent drinking. (694 characters)

Photo of lancecenter
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a New Belgium snifter.

A - Translucent orange with a couple fingers of head that fade quickly in to a fine film. Minimal lacing.

S - Honey and chile peppers.

T/M - The taste follows the nose with more emphasis on the peppers. Spicy, dry finish with a little bit of alcohol.

O - Not really my style, but it's definitely worth a try. The 9% alcohol is well hidden. (377 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 Pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle
Served in an imperial nonic glass

A - This beer pours golden/amber in color. It is topped with a couple inches of off-white head.

S - The dominant aromas are honey and floral hops. I think I get some pepper.

T - At first I noticed a little pepper. Then I tasted the honey. I am searching for the cocoa, but I am just not getting much. It is more of a honey and floral taste with hints of pepper.

M - Thin to moderate. The honey makes it smooth.

O - I was surprised by how light this beer was. I read that it had cocoa nibs and was expecting a darker brew. The pepper was also not as pronounced as I expected. The honey and floral aspects were nice. I guess I was more caught off guard by characteristics of this beer. I expected a dark, cocoa, pepper beer and got a light honey, floral, pepper beer. (833 characters)

Photo of KYRed
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very unique beer that is as complex as i have ever tried. Cocoa nibs and malt and spice lend itself to a very smooth drinkable liquid. Effervescence leaves early on but is necessary to bring out the true flavor profile. Especially good with a Padron Londres Natural cigar (281 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled in 2010 and cellared until the present time.

A: Hazy golden in color. Head sputters out almost immediately. No lacing whatsoever.

S: Very clean nose. Floral honey notes. Sweetish grainy notes. Suggestions of vanilla and pear. Not really picking up on the chocolate or chilis in the nose.

T: Honeyed sweetness. Floral. Layered vanilla. Quiet graininess. Hints of brown cocoa come out now and again, and build in intensity as the beer warms. Chili peppers come through toward the back end, though they are very mild in both flavor and heat.

M: On the heftier side of medium bodied. Syrupy and slightly chewy. Very smooth and well rounded. Seltzery carbonation.

O: It comes across a bit more mead-like than I was expecting, and it's perhaps a little too mild for its own good. However, it grew on me as I drank through the bottle. Seamless marriage of flavors and over the top smoothness are the shining points. Would be a nice change of pace as a digestif. (1,004 characters)

Photo of general_staal
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (686 characters)

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tasted on draught at the Tap House over 20 minutes.
This is another Dogfish creation whose appearance, for me is the most enjoyable element. It pours a light hazy orange-bronze with a thin ivory head that is fed by ample rising carbonation to maintain a collar... but the retention is poor with little lacing.
The nose is very perfumey, to me, with only a little room for warm biscuit notes and a hint of peppery heat.
It delivers an unexpected flavor burst as soon as it crosses the lips. The chilis are very forward and bind the dry cocoa in their smoke all the way through a sharp finish that's estery and alcoholic--a culturally relevant mouthful, but out of balance.
Despite the visible carbonation, it doesn't dance much on the tongue. Heat from the ethanol is more pronounced, with an ontherwise light feel.
This is another wacky beer-like creation from this brewer that assembles the elements of a distinct foodstuff to stuff in a glass and float a head on it. The ingredients are there, and it's a creative effort, but the blend just doesn't produce a good brew; I feel like I've been given some variety of Aztec medicine, instead. (1,140 characters)

Photo of MistahBeah
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color. Good amount of carbonation. Little head retention. Just a white rim. Hazy

Smells a little funky. Biscuity. That Belgian yeast aroma. Faint cocoa. Surprising how little like chocolate this is so far considering this is a recreation of the "premiere chocolate beverage of the gods." This smells a lot like a Long Trail brew

Tastes bready at first. Then a big hit of sweetness. Definitely honey and some bittersweet cocoa. The finish is floral, earthy, and spicy. The chili peppers linger on the tongue and in the throat with an increasing heat.

Coating and spicy tingling. The spice and heat is pleasant and warming

This is a unique beer. Lots of levels. Sweet and spicy. A nice dessert beer (718 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Tiger! Tiger! in San Diego. Attractive amber color in the small snifter. Well-carbonated but appropriate to this strong sipping beer.

Tangy, fruity, and interesting at first sip. The chile is quite mild, but there is a hint of heat after sipping for awhile. Warm and rich, fairly sweet. The cocoa flavor does not stand out by itself at all, but seems to help this whole peculiar concoction hold together. Richly flavored with the honey adding to the sweet and fragrant notes, but not overly honeyed.

Really quite tasty and one of the better of the strange range of Dogfish brews. I was happy to try it on tap. (621 characters)

Photo of hopsputin
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

doing a joint review, not much time to do a proper review. very chili forward and baking cocoa powder. lots of spice. real interesting. the color is much lighter than expected. sweet caramel syrup, i taste something like pears in here. very chili forward - if you like some spice most definitely worth a shot. leaves the mouth coated. a sipper in my opinion, something to enjoy with good food. (393 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yay, a DFH Ancient Ale I haven't seen around here before! Purchased at Whole Foods, of all places - $14 a bottle. Poured into a balloon wine glass from a 750ml bottle. Shared with many others.

What's this? Pours a slightly hazy, golden color with about a half finger of white, fizzy head that dissipates pretty quickly. To me, this resembles a (although not NEARLY as shiny or refined) variation on a Sauternes dessert wine, only perhaps a little bit more thickened, bready, and far more rustic. Contains a syrupy viscousness that reminds me of wine. In fact, which of these Ancient Ales do not? Either way, it's definitely not at all what I expected (given the heavily advertised chocolate additions and focus), and I would never have guessed that this had any chocolate, let alone honey or chili peppers in this. Not sure how to rate this - on it's own, it's relatively okay, but according to DFH standards they've done prettier looking beers.

The aroma is awash with all kinds of wild, earthy flavors, although none which are relatively bitter or funky. There's an initial slight golden, bready grain flavor, which soon envelopes notes of honey, cocoa nibs, coffee powder, dried leaves, pepper, vague spices such as cinnamon and vanilla beans, and, yes, chili peppers. Although that in itself is the most subtle flavor, being an avid hater of chili beers it actually works to their advantage here. For the most part, it is the honey and cocoa power, as well as the slight peppery flavor, that works well. Not too sweet, actually, and fairly balanced, although it lacks complexity.

The flavor is definitely something else, however - truly fascinating stuff, and actually not too bizarre as feared beforehand. At first there's strong notes of honey, almost ranging on feeling caramelized at the finish, as well as a brief sugary sweetness that dwells into bittered, toasted cocoa powder, subtle coffee bean notes, and yes, a cracked red pepper flavor right at the finish. It actually really reminds me of a good, chilled, Mexican spiced chocolate beverage, with some honey and coffee to boot. The finish is long and complex, with the spiciness being most predominant even as it melds with the chocolate. The finish is definitely bitter - in the dried leaf, tannic sense, which definitely makes sense as no hops were used (the recipe states that anatto tree seeds were used instead). Slightly thin in body, which removes this from being a hearty experience. The mix of these flavors with golden grains is indeed bizarre, but it's charming enough.

However, it does, especially in small portions, work well as a dessert beer, which is exactly what we used this for to great success. I actually admit that I was won over by this beer as I am a fan of spicy choco delicacies, but I would have NEVER been able to even finish half of a bottle by myself. It coulda made one helluva stout, but, hey, whatever. Somehow, this all worked together, and I think Calagione probably wants people to divide this thing as a digestif or something similar. This impressed me far more than Midas Touch, and I really hope to try others from this series. Pushes the boundaries of fermented barley beverages, as always. Very interesting stuff. (3,224 characters)

Photo of HoppySailor
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Twenty two ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A- pours a bright, hazy orange/copper with a thin, off-white head that retreats quickly, leaving light lacing on the glass. Hearty volcano of carbonation from the bottom of the glass keeps a healthy quarter inch of head on top.

S- aroma of an old-fashioned can of cocoa and a faint wiff of chili. Scent of Belgian yeast and buttered biscuit.

T- similar to an Irish red ale, but with less malt and a hint of chocolate, however faint, and the subtle, yet increasing heat of chili peppers. Perfect brew to accompany the movie "Chocolat"

M- medium-bodied brew with even carb burn from the tongue through the swallow. The heat of the chilis starts to take over after the first few sips. Slightly viscous with a smooth finish of heated silk.

O- not an everyday drinker, but a terrific beer for special afternoons. The chili peppers create a warming of the face and head while the subtle 9% alcohol warms the chest. Something in this ancient recipe still delivers the magic the Maya knew about 3000 years ago. An afternoon fades into laughter and relaxation. "Theobroma" means "food of the gods"... I can see why the Maya thought this recipe should be reserved for their kings. (1,235 characters)

Photo of ChipMurray
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25.4 oz. bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass.

A-Pours an attractive dark amber, slight carbonation. Slight head to start, but disappears to no lace.

S-Vanilla, Cocoa, Malts, Peppers, very pleasant.

T-Gobsmacked by the the intriguing complexity, it takes a bit for the cocoa taste to kick in, then the chilie pepper bite. The pepper admirably replaces the hops 'bite' if you're an IPA fan, btw. All underpinned by a sweet malty honey flavour.

M-Light, smooth, almost no carbonation, easy drinking, and very satisfying.

Overall-I'd drink this brew again. I am surprised, impressed, and satisfied. Take a chance with something "different". (657 characters)

Photo of mpedara429
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out a very hazy amber color. Only got about a finger of head with a very aggressive pour. Not much retention or lacing.

S: Honey, vanilla, citrus, and underlying notes of chile and chocolate.

T: Honey right off the bat. Chiles are dominant with the cocoa poking through as well. Spicy, but not overbearing in the least bit. Lemon and orange flavors are subtly present.

M: Medium creamy body with a softer carbonation. Leaves the mouth a tad tingly from the chile. Somehow, it goes down pretty light and easy.

O: Reading the label, I had expected a darker brew. To my surprise, it had a lighter malt which ended up playing in very well. There is a real nice complexity here and the chile is at a perfect level. Present, but not overkill. This is definitely one of the better chile beers I've had. (809 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a DFH snifter to a hazy light orange with a quarter inch of rocky just off white head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of chili peppers, honey sweetness, sweet citrus, a touch of vanilla and a bit of chocolate
T: honey sweetness to start then a bit of heat from the peppers, some chocolate, what I'm guessing is the annatto, slight sweet citrusy flavor as well and on the swallow more chocolate, a slight bit of lingering heat, and some residual sweetness. flavors are good and well balanced
M: heavier side of medium in the mouth with soft and slightly prickly carbonation, slightly dry on the initial swallow but quickly turns to refreshing
O: very surprising but in a good way from the color to the flavors. good complexity, decent drinkability and a good balance of flavors. (822 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark golden honey color with half of a finger of white head that quickly dissipated into a thin crown/halo of white bubbles.

Aroma: Strong aromas of bready, toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked bread. I also get lots of floral notes such as straw, clover, freshly cut grass. There’s also notes of honey and caramel-like sweetness, chocolate, spices such as black pepper, chilies, and a touch of cinnamon. Smells delicious!

Taste: Just as delicious as the aroma! Sweet honey and citrus upfront and Belgian yeast. A lot of spice. Black pepper, honey, herbs. Then comes the spicy “heat” (more like pleasant tingle on the sides of the tongue) of the ancho chilies. Finally, the chocolate aftertaste that finishes long and pronounced, but slightly bitter and not overpowering or sweet. This beer is extremely well balanced between the chili, the chocolate and the honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 9.0%, there is a pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall thoughts: From the way the beer is described on the label, having been brewed with cocoa powder and nibs, Askinosie Chocolate, honey, ancho chilies and annatto, I was expecting a dark beer, like a Mexican mole sauce, and the dark golden honey color totally surprised me and the surprises kept coming. I found this beer extremely complex and exceptionally good. (1,489 characters)

Photo of gabedivision
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 to a pint glass

A- pours a light golden amber w a thin white lace, some visible carbonation and some floating particles, very pretty beer

S- smells of honey, cocoa, eucalyptus, licorice, toffee, slightly medicinal, some apricot, a touch of ginger, some banana and clove

T- taste is so much different than the smell, some sweet malts up front, then a big smokey blast mid sip, tons of spice, so cayenne, chili, and pepper, finishes with the sweetness of honey

M- light on the feel and body, despite the 9%, spicy, and dry

O- interesting brew, tons of flavors constantly changing in the mouth, if this is what the ancients brewed, beer must've been amazing! (678 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured this Chile Beer from a bottle into a pint glass. Awesome story behind this brew, says the beer is "The Food of the Gods". Brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and nibs, Askinosie Chocolate, honey, ancho chilies and annatto.The recipe is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras, which scientists claim is the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink.

Awesome story aside, this beer poured a hazy golden color, produced a thin white head and, featured average retention and it left some lacing behind. The aroma consisted of cocoa, spicy pepper and honey. Medium bodied, there is a foundation of cereal grains, sweet honey and dark fruit. Spicy pepper, nutmeg- smooth choclate and subtle hints of chilies. Beer warms at the finish-dry- Overall, awesome beer- I was expecting a bit more heat from the chili peppers but still highly recommended. (869 characters)

Photo of dtivp
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden orange with a frothy one and a half finger bright white head, moderate lacing and some sediment.

Aroma of honey , malts and yeast, did not pick up any cocoa or chiles.

Taste starts slight sweet with honey, malt with a slight hint of chocolate. As the beer comes to room temperature, the spiciness of the chilies come to the front.

Mouth Feel was medium body, lots of carbonation, smooth then spicy.

Overall this was a very interesting beer that begs you to ask where is the chilies in this beer? Then as the beer warms you go from a balance of sweet honey and chocolate to nice spicy chilies. An enjoyable beer. (636 characters)

Photo of jebrew
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep orange/gold poured into a snifter. Head dissipates quickly leaving no head

S: Pleasing chocolate smell mixed with peppers and honey

T: Smooth blend of cocoa combines with the heat of the chilies. Neither is overpowering, but blend together perfectly

M: Thick mouthfeel that is smooth. Heat from the peppers really hits the back of your throat.

O: Complex flavors combine for a fun, chocolatey experience that makes this beer fun to drink. Different tastes come out with each sip. will definitely enjoy again. (520 characters)

Photo of flayedandskinned
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2012
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous sunset orange with red highlights. A pure white, 3/4 finger head forms and dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Lots of floating sediment is suspended in the beer.

Smell: Sweet honey right up front with some underlaying cocoa notes. A subtle dried chilies become more apparent as the beer warms. Definitely a subdued aroma for all of the ingredients used in this very interesting beer.

Taste: Similar to the nose, as the honey is the first thing apparent on the palate, with nice creamy chocolate coming in fast on it's heels. The honey and the chocolate intermingle beautifully on your tongue as a determined spicy heat from the ancho chilies builds slowly and peaks on the drying finish. The spiciness from the chilies lingers sublimely as the chocolate tries to the dampen the heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly creamy feel. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very interesting brew with a story to tell, both in it's formation and on the palate. I'm trying this brew several months old and I wonder if the chocolate would be more apparent if I had the chance to drink this super fresh. This is definitely the best Dogfish's Ancient Ale series I have had the chance to try. Highly recommend for the adventurous beer enthusiast. (1,325 characters)

Theobroma from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.