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Beer culture is coming of age. At any store, restaurant, bar, or friend's house you can now find at least a few good brews. In fact, there seem to be so many new beers, breweries and bars it's difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

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Friday, July 29, 2011


Theobroma is considered a Chile Beer or Speciality Vegetable Beer made by Dogfish Head Brewery of Milton, Delaware. As the brewery states Theobroma's recipe is based on analysis of Aztec jars that contained the Aztec version of beer.

I bought this at Pangaea Two Brews Cafe from the tap for $8. The beer has a 9% ABV.

This is a beer for the pros. While I enjoyed it, some of my beer nerd friends didn't.

The color is hazy golden. The head is weak and quickly dissipates. The aroma is very complex; its sweet with hints of peppers, coco, earthiness, and slight floral background. The taste is smooth and complex with several layers. You get the malt/sweet/coco up front, followed by the spice and finally a sweet, subtle-honey finish. Smooth all the way through. There is a slight tingle on the tongue that I would have to attribute to the chilles.

All around an enjoyable beer with a unique flavor. If the coco and chilles were any stronger, I don't think I'd like the beer. However, the subtley of all the ingredients makes it great. Its a very unique, flavorful beer.

This is a limited release and hard to find outside of Deleware, so if you see it for sale this is a Must Have It.

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