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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.


3.7
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (135) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black, nice tan head. Fruity aroma, some coffee and chocolate. Taste has more of the same, and a big bitterness. Creamy and smooth. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Dark black with a sandy grey tan head. Faint coffee and malt, light and oily but buttery vibrance. Crunchy bitterness, grainy and listless amount of hop. Nice soft roasted finish.

Bottle, Cheers Ben, Sinner Series Tasting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Black with big tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, citrus and roasty, ashy. Taste is also fruity and roasty, meaty. Quite bitter. Reminds me more of a black ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Bubbly tan head... Deep meaty malt... Dark roast... Light meaty. .. Soft roast... Chewy chocolate roast...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
Big beige head dark pour soft carbonation and the aromas rich fruit dark coffee and chocolate grainy oatmeal touch crisp caramel liquorice could be the oatmeal though the flavours so smooth milky note roast coffee dry cocoa medium bitter chocolate liquorice nice dry touch dark fruits raisin citrus such a good taste all round the finish excellent stout a rich oatmeal touch so well done rich malts roasted tastes hops very good medium bitter good body classy a fine drop

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pour from a bomber - thanks Chris! Slight pine hops and dark fruit nose. Fairly thick black pour with a large tan head. Lots if tan lacing. Nice mouthfeel. Lots of stout stuff going on in the taste. Chocolate bitterness and hoppy finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamsdm1111 (2) - - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
Very good stout. Probably one of my favorites after great divides yeti. Try it barrel age if you ever get the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a black colored body with a one finger off-white foamy head that dies within a minute, light lacing slides into the body; the smell has a little bit of graham cracker, hazelnut, chocolate, oatmeal and coffee; the taste is sweet yet also displays a decent bitterness coming from the coffee, coffee aftertaste, dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate; overall this is a pretty well done oatmeal stout


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