Dogfish Head Theobroma
From Dogfish Head Brewing Co. – This beer is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras which 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 1200 BC. 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).
Dogfish Head – Theobroma – 750 ml. capped bottle poured into a goblet. 9.0% abv.
Appearance: Pours a light brown with no head. Although there is visible carbonation, the beer itself is very cloudy.
Aroma: White pepper (probably the chille), bready malt, and light whiffs of honey.
Taste: Cocoa nibs and dull yet noticeable chille spice and warmth. Very bready and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Sticky and medium bodied.
Overall: A very crazy beer, lots of bitterness and cocoa. I can’t recomend it for someone looking for a drinkable beer, but I can recommend it to someone who wants to impress a foody with an ancient beer recipe.