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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Chocolate aromas, a little bit of manure. Rich chocolate, light coffee and nice roasty flavour. Quite a nice foreign stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
A very nice stout. Jlthiess..thanks again! Aromas are horse manure and earthy notes. Dark chocolate and coffee too. Flavors are bitter and roasty. Pretty intense for a foreign stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Dark brown head but not lasting head. Sweet dark chocolate taste. Nice stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Infiniteipa (30) - - MAY 22, 2014
Pitch black with a thin tan head. The aroma on this is fantastic, deep dark chocolate,rich roasted coffee, seriously intense. The taste is less impressive but solid. A little thinner than I would like, but it doesn’t ruin the experience. There is more chocolate and coffee, a slight sourness, mild carbonation, nice sweetness, and more sour on the finish with a mild bitterness. A great stout, worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (229) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is all coffee and oats. This feels heavy. Is real bitter...tastes like dark chocolate on steroids. Very strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Appearance: Darr brown/black pours like ink with a 2 finger thick tan head. Aroma: Citrus, resinous, chocolate, smoky/roasted malts, liquorice, treacle note. Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Medium thickness with a grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, with a bitter sweet citrus, chocolate, maly, liquorice finish. The bitterness grows together with the sourness. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1213) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a large frothy and persistent brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and cocoa with low amounts of citrus hop aroma. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and creamy latte. Mouthfeel feel is a big full bodied creamy latte like beer. That slick creaminess makes this bigger body and abv complex and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
(Draught at brewpub) dark brown pour that’s nearly black. Nose of rich dark chocolate, light west coast hops, viscous in appearance. Taste of dark chocolate, minor astringent flavors from the hops, oak, medium thick body, bitter herbal linger, nearly a black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (233) - HONG KONG - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Gooden in Taipei. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, roasted malts, bit of hops. Dark black with foamy tan head. Taste is surprisingly hoppy - could almost be a black IPA. Chinook hops make it taste a bit plasticky/empty, but they're balanced by more piney flavors from the other types. Otherwise quite oatmeal stout-y, just a bit bigger (not that big though compared to other "flagship" stouts from American breweries). Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (251) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
In a bottle smooth with hint of chocolate and oatmeal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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