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Theobroma - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,115 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,115
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 232
Gots: 292 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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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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.

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Theobroma from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,115 ratings.