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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (252) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
In a bottle smooth with hint of chocolate and oatmeal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared by Thuggins). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brownish black with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt and roast with a bit of bitterness from the hops. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black beer with a small, lacing, tanhead. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark breaddy notes. Sweet flavor that ends more dry and quite bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent impy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (665) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Black pour with reddish hue, thin mist of brown head. Lots of chocolate and dark fruits in the nose. Low carbonation, very creamy mouthfeel, finishes clean. Very malty, booze and tons of dark fruit, nearly grape juice-like, molasses as well. This is stellar, thinking it would be better aged to mellow it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
The mouth feel is a little watery for my liking but the taste and aroma are creamy and full of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2197) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Dare I say typical foreign stout, true to style? Thatís a good thing. Very dark and clear, without much highlight, maybe a tinge of orange. Chocolaty, vanilla, floral nose. Very smooth and creamy and tingly, nice mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Full bodied. Very nice. From one stop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog online
Full bodied, fairly dry bitterness, creamy, rich chocolate, tastes about its strength. Hazy dark brown with pillowy beige head. Herbal bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Black pour with huge frothy tan head, beautiful looking beer. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and faint vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee, touch of caramel, rolled oats and soft hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, soft creamy mouthfeel. A nice medium between a stout and an imperial stout, good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Meh. this is really harsh and acrid with burnt meat, ash, some stale coffee and a bit of a hop bite. Idk this is lost on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
16-Feb-14 (22-oz bottle)
This is a pretty old bottle, so hopefully Iíll get to try a fresh bottle some time, but this is still very tasty. It has a deep, dark chocolatey flavor with some mild coffee, a bit of cola, dark toast, damp earth, oatmeal, and roasted nuts. Malty sweetness is medium-light while the roasty bitterness is quite gentle, but has enough presence for suitable balance. Despite the age, itís medium in weight, medium in carbonation, very slightly acidic, and just dry enough for solid drinkability. The intriguing nose is mostly dark chocolate, some coffee, a hint of black olive, but thereís a significant earthiness from the aging that contributes a suggestion of shitake mushroom. In the glass, the beer is an opaque, dark brown color with some transparency near the edge, and the tan head pours to half an inch before settling to a thin ring. Overall, this is a pretty solid stout, especially considering itís several years old. Balanced, flavorful, and very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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