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A smooth and sturdy stout, made with 10% rolled oats, roasted barley and chocolate malt. The name is referential to the founders of Thebes, warriors who sprang from the earth when the teeth of a slain dragon were sown by Cadmus. Bittered with Chinook; finished with Cascade and Columbus hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Dark brown with creamy chocolate head, caramel aroma, coffee-chocolate taste with bitter overtones, long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (130) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2014
dark leathery with some pine bitterness on the middle. Some carmel and dark chocolate burnt toast on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle to American pint glass Oats, chocolate and coffee aromas. Pours black with a thin mottled tan head and great lacing. Taste is chocolate and coffee up front, but then that dies off to a grapefruit and then a long lasting bitter end; no alcohol taste. Full bodied, smooth and creamy and no burn. Wow...this is good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Dark, dark brown with a brown head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate and citrus hops. A full flavored and extremely tasty stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
12/6/2011. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, a hint of smoke. This is good stuff. Not overly bitter and a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Appearance: Super dark brown. Head pillowy.... Taste: Taste is sweet upfront, with lots of caramel coming through. In the middle it turns very bready and slight hints of roasted malt bitterness set in. The finish has a slight smoky taste with subtle lingering bitterness. This is a very tasty oatmeal stout, although I wasn’t able to pick oats in the aroma or in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
on tap at Brennans Bowery Bar in the suburbs of Buffalo. Deep dark brown almost black pour with a bit of frothy head, some solid hops aroma but a very chocolatey start and finish. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC. Pours a deep black color with a head that fades. Lace lasts on the sides . Taste is a dry crisp flavorful stout without the booziness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours black. Not the biggest nose you will get but you do get a hops on the nose. Quite bitter for a stout with hints of chocolate and coffee some light fruits, thin, could do with a bit more body. Thanks to BenH for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (132) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured an oily black and had a chocolate brown head which reduced down to leave a thin film on top of the beer. Lots of malt flavors, doesn’t specify it’s an oatmeal stout anywhere I saw on the bottle but it tasted like a very disappointing one. Had the typical notes of chocolate, smoke, oats, earthy coffee etc but didn’t seem too well balanced and had a sharp, poignant aftertaste which really took away from it.

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