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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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Bitter coffee, heavy roaste malt, chocolate, a bit of piney hop, and a touch of vanilla. Appearance: Dark black in color. Head was medium tan, full, and frothy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Big roasted malt with a strong coffee overtone. Chocolate and light vanilla, a touch of dark fruit. Getting a bit of piney hops again right before the finish. Finish is full of roasted malt bitterness, but also some hop bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight alcohol warming in rear of mouth. Strong roasted malt astringency. Overall: Pretty good. Like the heavy roasted flavors, for the most part. A little too much astringency near the finish, though. Worth a taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle from Eric. Dense, black with no head and very little carbonation. Roasted coffee flavors combined with chocolate malts. Smooth and sweet mouthful and finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
Bottled. Pours black as pitch with a small head. Roasted and malty with notes of coffee and dark fruit. Pretty well balanced. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3841) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Sample shared by Odeed; Thanks Jake! Nose of chocolate with vanilla hints; Dark ebony with a small tan head; Flavor shoed coffee which I didn’t smell along with the chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2006
A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet matly with notes of roasted malt and light notes of coffee. The flavor is sweet malty and very roasted combined with notes of coffee, leading to a dry roasted, bitter, and burnt end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Completely black and opaque with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla. Medium body with plenty of hard roasted malt and a vague, underlying sweetness. Vanilla in the flavour also. A lightly burned edge, but no major bitterness. Courtesy of acertain. 061006

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a medium beige head. Roasted, bread, Licorice, Chocolate aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10241) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20861) - 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.

   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.

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