Theobroma – Dogfish Head, 9% ABV, (Milton, DE)
On the label:
“As per the amazing molecular evidence, this ancient ale is brewed with honey, ancho chilies, ground annatto, Soconusco cocoa nibs and cocoa powder from our good friends in Askinosie chocolate. Theobroma, or ‘Food of the Gods,’ is a re-creation of the premier chocolate beverage of the Americas, intended only for the gods, kings, and the elite. This liquid time capsule is based on the earliest chemical and archaeological evidence of cacao in the New World, dating to before 1100 BC, and enhanced by natural additives of the later Mayan and Aztec drinks.”
- My Rating: B-
- Why I like: creamy honey
- Where I got it: W. 16th, 2010
- How much: $25, 1 Pint 9.4 fl.oz.
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
- Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes
Tasting Notes: pours cloudy dark honeyed-orange, minimal head, ringed retention, micro CO2, lots and lots of CO2 streams, runny lacing. Honey on the nose. Fizzy up front, mainly honey throughout, 7/10 sweetness, notes of dark cocoa in the background, and almost no bitterness. Very trace amounts of the ancho chilies at the finish, but if not listed in the ingredients, hardly noticeable. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, okay carry, medium length. This is predominantly a honey beer for me, with a touch of chocolate – a smooth drinking one.