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Theobroma

 
ABV: 
9.0
IBU: 
8
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
05/2008
On Tap At Tasting Room: 
At the Milton Tasting Room
On Tap: 
At the Rehoboth Brewpub

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 (not that you'd be surprised that we'd do something unexpected with this beer!).

This beer is part of our Ancient Ales series -- along with Midas Touch, Chateau Jiahu, Sah'tea and Ta Henket -- so step back in time and enjoy some Theobroma.

We currently send Theobroma (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

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Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Toasted nuts, roasted chicken, milk chocolate, brined olives, dates, licorice
Wine Comparable: 
Cabernet Franc

Beer Activity

21 min 3 sec

Andrew Meagher is drinking Theobroma at Dogfish Head Brewings & EatsGave this a poor rating when I had it out of the bottle, but here at the source I love it!

9 hours 13 min

marlon i. is drinking Theobroma at High 5'sDisappointed.

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20 hours 51 min
1 day 11 min

Joshua Sutterfield is drinking TheobromaThese ancient ales are awesome

1 day 9 hours

Doug K. is drinking Theobroma at Dogfish Head Craft BreweryNice! Cocoa nips come through big time.

1 day 12 hours

Tom is drinking Theobroma at Dogfish Head Craft BreweryReally nice! Get the cocoa for sure, not much on the child's.

1 day 12 hours

Frank R. is drinking Theobroma

1 day 21 hours

Brian W. is drinking TheobromaFirst impression: stuff floating around in it. Tiny spice smell. Totally getting the chocolate with pleasant spice on the back end.

2 days 4 hours
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