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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 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Heavy, dark black with a creamy, espresso colored head. The aroma is thick and robust, full of creamy cocoa, sweet caramel and brown sugar, toasted nuts and whole grain bread, a hint of oily oats and a crisp, piney bitterness. The body is full and robust but not sticky or annoying in the mouth. The flavor is nicely balanced between the sweet, chocolately malt and bitter, piney hops. The alcohol is virtually indistinguishable, but does proffer a small licorice element to the overall profile. This is one tasty stout, and at under $4 a bottle, this could be a regular in my near future. Another winner from Elysian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Good aroma and flavor of roasted malt and chocolate, there is also some hops that are detectable. The mouthfeel is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2006
Thanks to TheBungyo for the trade. Surprisingly smooth and balanced stout. Neither on sweet nor bitter side, thick mouthfeel and not overally creamy. The little I allowed my office mates to drink they loved, and one hates stouts! A tad oatmeal matter. Very good, black with lots of lace and creamy, obviously quite fresh. And not too roasty either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - JUL 26, 2006
A pretty decent stout with a lame label. Pours dark black with a thickish head that quickly fades. Tastes a bit sweet, like caramel, taffy, and uhm, roasted barley. The aroma is sweet like 8ball stout by lost coast, almost identical really. This is a good one, but the taste isnít all that original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Pours a two finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Color canít get any blacker. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Starts almost sweet with a roasted coffee/chocolate flavor, smooth, finish has hints of burnt coffee. Nice stout. $3.49 for a 22oz bottle from Johnís Market Place Tigard, Or.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Pour is black with a dense beautiful brown head...smell is deliciously roasty with nice hoppy coffee flavor and somew cocoa too...taste is sweet at first, with some nice roasty cocoa and coffe flavors...sticky overly sweet finish...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle. Black color with an average frothy brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium burnt coffee flavor with a medium dark chocolate bitter finish of average duration. Good start, soft finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle poured black with a huge, thick and creamy chocolate head. Light roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Body is light and almost a bit watery. Chocolate, coffee and roasty flavor and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle: The mixture of alcohol and malt gave this one a barnyard aroma. Black body with good tan head and quailty lacing. Medium body flavor at first of mild sweet roasted malt.Towards the middle and finish a good creamy texture on the body comes through and little richness. Sweet roasted palate decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2006
This bottled brew from Jeff Squire poured a small sized head of mostly lasting foamy brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and an opaque black colored body with no visible carbonation. The aroma was a mix of roasted dark malt and chocolate malts. The mouth feel initially strongly tingly with a sharp malt hop flavor then mellowed in the finish with a malty roasted aftertaste. The flavor was a mix of hops dark malts roasted toasted and sweet. Thanks Jeff I enjoyed his one!

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