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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Black anise aroma that permiated throught he aroma. Very pleaseant. This brew was black and coffe flavor along with a very slight sambuca flavor floating around that I really love. This beer was complex and real enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle (12 oz $5.50): black with small tan head. Pretty average stout. Burnt chocolate flavors. Little bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Black pour with a tan head. A lot of roasted malt and some ash. A bit of licorice and roasted nuts. Slightly floral, leafy hop aromas. Flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malt up front. A decent licorice candy and a bit of ashy bitterness. Some roasted nuts. Hints of cocoa powder. As with the nose, a nice leafy hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (495) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Drank from a pint glass.Black in color with a dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate, malts,and hops.Very little carbonation, nice silky feel on the tounge. Initial taste of chocolate, then hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque brown pour with a foamy tan ring. Equal parts chocolate, coffee, liquorice and smoke. Fairly earthy. Tobacco. Truffles. Burnt chocolate. Medium body with a silky sweet finish. There is a nice spicy brightness here that not present in most stouts but ultimately things fall flat for me in comparing it to the so many better stouts this beer is trying to be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4312) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
650ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Rating from May 2014. Everything about this beer is good from the dense black colour and strong malty chocolate aromas to the long burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2417) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from total wine. Pours black with a large brown head. The aroma has light roasted malt, some coffee, milk chocolate. The taste has a nice balance or coffee grind, milk and dark chocolate, semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1063) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma of chicory, chocolate, and coffee, ebony colour with a short lasting head. Complex taste of chicory, espresso and chocolate creamy feel with a bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a black color with off white head. Coffee, cocoa, roasty aromas. Cocoa, roasty flavors. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8131) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to my wife! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with some dark grains, a touch of pine and a bit of dryness. Flavor has a creamy dark grain note with some roasted malts and a bit of pine dryness towards the finish.

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