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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1004) - 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 (1288) - 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 (5598) - 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 (260) - 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 (253) - 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 (5577) - 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 (2667) - 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 (685) - 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 (2227) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Dare I say typical foreign stout, true to style? That’s 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.

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