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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
12/6/2011. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, a hint of smoke. This is good stuff. Not overly bitter and a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exeter (283) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Appearance: Super dark brown. Head pillowy.... Taste: Taste is sweet upfront, with lots of caramel coming through. In the middle it turns very bready and slight hints of roasted malt bitterness set in. The finish has a slight smoky taste with subtle lingering bitterness. This is a very tasty oatmeal stout, although I wasn’t able to pick oats in the aroma or in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
on tap at Brennans Bowery Bar in the suburbs of Buffalo. Deep dark brown almost black pour with a bit of frothy head, some solid hops aroma but a very chocolatey start and finish. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC. Pours a deep black color with a head that fades. Lace lasts on the sides . Taste is a dry crisp flavorful stout without the booziness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours black. Not the biggest nose you will get but you do get a hops on the nose. Quite bitter for a stout with hints of chocolate and coffee some light fruits, thin, could do with a bit more body. Thanks to BenH for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (319) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured an oily black and had a chocolate brown head which reduced down to leave a thin film on top of the beer. Lots of malt flavors, doesn’t specify it’s an oatmeal stout anywhere I saw on the bottle but it tasted like a very disappointing one. Had the typical notes of chocolate, smoke, oats, earthy coffee etc but didn’t seem too well balanced and had a sharp, poignant aftertaste which really took away from it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black, nice tan head. Fruity aroma, some coffee and chocolate. Taste has more of the same, and a big bitterness. Creamy and smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1135) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Dark black with a sandy grey tan head. Faint coffee and malt, light and oily but buttery vibrance. Crunchy bitterness, grainy and listless amount of hop. Nice soft roasted finish.

Bottle, Cheers Ben, Sinner Series Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Black with big tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, citrus and roasty, ashy. Taste is also fruity and roasty, meaty. Quite bitter. Reminds me more of a black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Bubbly tan head... Deep meaty malt... Dark roast... Light meaty. .. Soft roast... Chewy chocolate roast...

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