Beer 273/365 – Dogfish Head Theobroma

Dogfish Head Theobroma

Style: Chile Beer

ABV: 9.0%

Purchased at: On Tap@Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: This beer is a mess to be honest, crazy flavors coming from every direction.

Will I be drinking this again: No way.

Grade: C

8/8/2010: I had this after a long day of golf in the 90 degree weather. I got 10 of my friends together to golf for my birthday, and I bought a cooler with mixed cans from Sly Fox (Royal Weisse), Oskar Blues (Yella Pils), and Bud Light Lime… Yes Bud Light Lime… Lets be honest its not THAT bad for a summer beer. Plus not everyone going to my outing was a craft beer head.

The smells is mostly spicy, with a little bit of sweet honey. The flavors are all over the place. There is a lactose type flavor, a little bit of heat from the chiles, some black pepper, and some sweet malt. No sign of the cocoa nibs that were used I give Sam credit for trying to brew something to be historically accurate to the recipe they found (more info here), but the flavors just dont mix well. The only saving quality for this beer was the 9.0% ABV was very well hidden. Mouthfeel was a little heavy and very under carbonated.

Picture of the day: This bear has problems.

Published in: on August 8, 2010 at 7:46 am  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 93/365 – Rogue Chipotle Ale

Style: Chile Beer

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Pepper heat in a beer? But it works in a weird way.

Will I be drinking this again: Have to be in the mood for it but yes.

Grade: B

2/09/2010: So I have had this one sitting around for awhile, and figured today was the perfect day to try it because I just cooked up some Guinness/Filet Mignon Chili. Here is the recipe, but I modified it a bit. Added triple the guinness and half the beef stock. It was so damn good.

Rogue Chipotle ale smells like caramel with some chili powder. The taste at first is mostly just caramel malts, then the tastes jumps QUICKLY into chiles. It isn’t the smoothest transition but it works. It isn’t exactly spicy, but you can feel the heat in the back of your throat. I am probably not the best judge of this because I am somewhat immune to really hot spices. Also a bit of smoke flavor to it. Mouthfeel is actually pretty nice and well carbonated. If you are a chile/spicy food lover like myself, this one is a must try.

Funny Picture of the day: So you are telling me I can get 40 million dollars if I just send you my bank account info? Sign me up!

Published in: on February 9, 2010 at 10:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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