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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 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear and very near opaque with an average rocky dark brown head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, molasses, coffee, burnt), light hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of prune, date and tar. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity, sour milk; roasted chocolate and coffee malt, leathery yeast and dark fruit flavor. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1474) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Thick, black pour with a nice light brown head. Sweet chocolaty aromas and perhaps, some breakfast oats! The taste is bittersweet chocolate leaving a great aftertaste that isnít too rich. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2006
22oz bottle. A good buy for 3 bucks. Elysian is a solid choice, Iíd get this beer again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Dark pretty beer that has a promising look during the pour. The nose is promising as well, not overpowering but does that hey Iím here and Iím going to taste damn good dance in your nose. Fluffy darker head that slips away and the first swallow is a winner. Makes me think duh, why havenít I tried this before. Itís terrible when we missout on tasty beers just because they are easily availible. Iím kicking myself over this one. Wow...tasty and well worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Dark brown/black body, creamy brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, blah blah blah. Itís a nice aroma for an imperial stout to have. Nice creamy thick body. Pretty basic but luscious imperial stout flavors. Subtle piney hop hints similar to original Dark Lord, Batch 7000 and Smuttynose. Elysian seems to put together some good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2006
22 oz bomber courtesy of Footbalm. Pours a black cola color with a thick lacy brownish tan head. Aroma is chocolaty with hints of malt and oats. Taste is of bakerís chocolate with barley and oat overtones as well as malt. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2006
22 oz bottle. Poured black with thin brown head. Slight lacing. Aroma of raisin and mocha. Strong stout with lingering hoppy tastes. Silky, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Poured black with a gold rim and thin tan head. The aroma was of sweet coffee and roasted malt. In the background laid some chocolate. The flavor however started with chocolate. Coffee was found in the middle and the finish was mostly roasted malt. Sweet middle and a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2208) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle. Deep dark black with a thin mocha head. Inky aroma - citrus hops, chocolate chalkiness, and green pine. Big, chewy, and oily body. Lots of alcohol, green resiny hops, toffee, and breadiness. Sharp, pleasant mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bomber. Pours an opaque black with a huge and lacy brown head. Aroma of molasses, coffee and nuts. Full, oily body with minimal carbonation. The first taste is sweet, but the bitterness creeps up on you bit by bit... sort of like my ex. Plenty of flavor with molasses, coffee, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, figs, nuts. Great stuff!

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