Theobroma

Well, more interesting stuff from the boys at DFH. Glad to try just about everything that they put out.
Picked this one up at Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Capped, 750 mL bottle. The label says 9% not 10% ABV as in the BA database at the time of writing. This one goes into the DFH palm glass.
Pour is a chill-hazed lightly sparkling orange with a small head and very little lace. Looks nice.
Aroma is a pretty nondescript, vegetal corn. Not much there at all.
A few peppery notes in the taste that add to the hop/bitterness sensation, but his beer still comes off as quite sweet. I don’t really detect a “chilli/chile” note here, at least not in the way that a Rogue Chipolte comes down. There is a peppery spice note, but it’s muted. Finish is quite sweet and sugary. It’s a malty brew to say the least but somehow has a odd combination of flavors and sensations. There is a little more honey as the beer warms, especially in the taste as opposed to the nose. Some tomato like flavors too – odd.
Very easy to drink and the alcohol (whether 9 or 10) is virtually undetectable. Drinkability is perhaps the strongest suit here since for such a relatively high ABV beer it really disappears quickly!
Interesting I suppose from a brewing perspective, but ultimately not as interesting to drink as it was to read about or contemplate. Tasty but not outstanding IMO, but only DFH could put together a beer like this – more power to them, I for one appreciate their style!

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10/13/2008
Style:
Chile Beer
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.73
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