Friday, August 24, 2012
Dogfish Head Theobroma (5/10)
Theobroma is an ale based on an ancient recipe which includes Aztec cocoa, cocoa nibs, ancho chili peppers, and annatto.
The color is slightly orange, which you wouldn't expect for a chocolate based beer. The flavor bears little resemblance to chocolate. The first taste that hits you is a honey sweetness, followed almost immediately by a mild heat from the anch chilis. After that, there is a touch of bitterness and alcohol warmth.
I like the beer, but I can't say I love it the way I do Dogfish Head's Chateau Jiahu or Ta Henket.
The head is white, short-lived, and completely vanishes soon after it is poured. There is absolutely no lacing.
I've seen it locally at Kenny Road Market and a few other locations.
My Rating: 5/10