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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Chocolate, ligth roast, coffee and liqourice in the nose. Flavour of cocoa, alcohol, chocolate and fruits. Roast and liqourice is there as well. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasted mouthfeel. Is sweetish and roasted in the end. Has some dark chocolate notes. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour of coffee and liquorice. Dry roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Deep chocolate color with a dark tan head. Clean chocolate malt aromas. Chocolate and coffee flavors with an astringent black malt note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2006
GABF 06. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, and some bitter hops. Taste is bitter hops and roasty up front, then sweet and smooth in the middle. The body is full and the texture of this beer was velvety.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 22 oz bottle via Liquid Solutions. Pours a midnight pitch black with a large tan head. Aroma has roasted notes of licorice, coffee, and chocolate. .It is bold and complex with many layers, with primarily flavors of roasted coffee, licorice, and chocolate (and a lot more underneath). Finish and aftertaste are dry and roasted and lingering. The citrus/piney hops balance it all out quite nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2006
On Tap At Elysian Brewery Seattle. pours out a Great black with a rich tan head. a nice mix of roast and chocolate malt in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle. Black body, creamy chocolate head. Muted roast, very muted dark chocolate in aroma. Very dry bitter roast flavour with mild malt in the middle is a bit one dimensional. Average to medium palate. Solid, but lacks transendence. Thanks Larry Pitonka.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2006
22oz pours black in color with a nice chocolate milk shake like head that’s rather tall and lasts for a while before it leaves a spider web lacing. As it warms up a lot of alcohol and coffee seem to come out of the aroma. A sweet roasted flavor dominates the palate with chocolate, coffee, molasses and alcohol. Other than the weird cartoonlike artwork of the label, its an enjoyable stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Dark brown color,nice tan head that had a good hang time then faded slowly to leave a bit of a lace behind.The aroma was malty and roasty with a nice sweet side and maybe some hints of a bitter chocolate.The flavor was much better then i was expecting.Roasty and malty with a nice sweetness and some hints of chocolate and coffee,as the brew warms up a bit the coffee and chocolate become a little more pronounced but over all i’d have to say i really like this brew and want more for later.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Pouring a deep brown, nearly black body with a creamy brown head, this ale has an aroma of roasted malt, freshly ground coffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, and alcohol. The latter, also noticeable in the flavor, is something of a surprize considering it’s (relatively) not that strong. It tastes of sweet, lightly roasted malts whith chocolate, coffee, and the afore mentioned alcohol. Nicely blended with a moderately dry finish.

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