August 22, 2011

The Brü Revü – Dogfish Head Theobroma

I had this beer on tap at Whip-In on a recent visit and I have to say it was a bit of a surprise.  Theobroma is part of Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ale series based on the chemical analysis of pottery fragments from Honduras which revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink from 500 – 1200 BC.  It was light golden in color which was unexpected considering their use of cocoa powder and cocoa nibs.  It had a distinct chocolate flavor as you would expect with a subtle chili burn on the finish.  The beer avoided being an overpowering bomb of chocolate although slightly sweet and malty the flavors were well balanced and hid the high alcohol content.  Dogfish Head managed to create a very original beer that was unlike anything I had tried before.  It was definitely a sweet surprise!

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