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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2162) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2844) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (770) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2278) - 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.

3.4
   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 I’ll 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, it’s 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 there’s 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 it’s several years old. Balanced, flavorful, and very enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Taste of rich toaster malts, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ipaluvr082 (52) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
This is a black beauty with a long fine pillowy caramel colored head. Heavy toasted malt hits the nose progressing to that characteristic burnt smell exhibited by a heavy stout. At first touch it’s creamy with a fair carbonation, roasty malts with a smooth and bitter finish. This is a really nice Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Captn_Ken (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
If you like dark chocolate and coffee, you’ll love this beer from Elysian. This oatmeal stout pours dark mocha-brown with a rich tan head. Has a smooth rich taste with chocolate and coffee tones (very Seattle), perfect for after meal beverage on a cold winter night.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (147) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is similar plus bitter coffee.


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