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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2015
Tap at ibrew wired. Nice enough, rich, roasty, bit sweet. Little bitterness, some citrus, interesting. Lemonade further down. Is that supposed to be there? I quite liked that bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are coffee, vanilla, chocolate, pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Aromas of expired coffee, toffee, dark malts, malt funk and burnt caramel. Appears black with heavy lacing. Taste is dark malts, raisins, dates, plums, figs, and dry chocolate. Noticeable hop dryness, bitterness, dankness on the finish. Overall, not bad but nothing impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap. Dark pour with ruby highlights. Boozy aroma of chocolate syrup. It was surprisingly good. Chocolate, milky (but no lactic flavors) and plenty roasty. Yes, it was a little boost and the chocolate tasted a bit like Hershey’s syrup. Still, I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (281) - - MAY 16, 2015
On tap at tap house grill. Dark black/brown color with a brown/white head. Chocolate toffee aroma. Heavy body. Chocolate smokey flavor. A slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
Tap in a shaker showing pitch black with sparse spots of clean white foam. Lively foam balanced with strong tart coffee notes on the nose. Very light bodied for a stout. Very strong tart coffee notes. Moderate bitterness on the finish but stretches on for a while. Slightly too light and lacking weight for a stout. The bitterness is also more of an intense burnt flavor rather than an elegant coffee/espresso bitterness. Feels like they roasted the malts a little bit too much, added a bit too much water, and let it ferment a little too tightly (increasing the carbonation). Just my two cents but as a light bodied stout, it’s alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours an amazingly dark brown with a nice with head. Head retention is ok. Aromas (at a bbq so might be off) chocolate, pepper, caramel, slight coffee and hints of vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, malty, alcohol, pepper, slight hop bitterness, coffee, vanilla extract and slight smoke. Feel in the mouth is a bit watery but nonetheless a great beer. I will definitely grab another some other day an do my review at home away from this bbq.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (184) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Quite smooth for a stout but not a bad thing as has nice malty flavour with orange sharpness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (80) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Smooth, rich and creamy. Lots of dark stout flavor. Just a bit of nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1239) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Aroma is clove, roasty malts, caramel, cream and nutmeg. Taste is a deep rich malt profile full of flavor and accompanied by a subtle creaminess. Very well balanced and complex hop profile. An earthiness, pinecone, lemongrass and citrus. Fades fabulously. Appearance is a black body with a medium light brown head that is creamy and retains very well.

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