When I saw this over the summer, I thought it was an Obama tribute beer.
It is not.
Turns out, I'm just an idiot.
See below for what it really means.
Smell-cocca and the chilies (I think)
Taste-the cocca is the hero on the sip. The honey does a good job of smoothing out the spice of the chilies.
Mouth feel. Medium bodied in the mouth. Sweet and spicy finish.
Drinkability- high abv makes this a good sipping beer. Full of interesting flavors you don't often taste in beer make it worth trying....with a friend.
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