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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (153) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Pitch black with a thin brown head. Coffee bitterness, a little roasted, chocolate, some floral hops, alcohol. Very well balanced, sweet then bitter than balanced with a long floral aftertaste. Medium body with a thick texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pouts pitch black with a half finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of coffee, bakers chocolate, malts, sweet malts, caramel, roasted molasses, some floral hops, and some light pine. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with some charcoal/burnt wood notes in the finish. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, tasty, pretty complex oatmeal stout that is pretty happy for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Tap at Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Roast, licorice, raisin, tire. Medium full body. Licorice tire flavor. Smoother than expected finish. Nice

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
itribeer (1) - Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
Was one of my favorite stouts. Great flavor and mouth feel. It’s too bad Elysian decided to become a part of AB Inbev. I rate it a .5 for being a sell out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (235) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours good and dark with tan head. Fruity nose. Strong citrus flavours that overwhelm the malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (761) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Growler, black body, decent walnut colored head, good lace. Aroma toasted barley, coffee, raisin, vanilla. Taste is roasty, raisin, molases, chocolate. Finish is dry. Palate is smooth, carbonation moderate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1155) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured black with a thin tan head that faded quickly. Nice roasted aroma with lots of chocolate and oatmeal notes. Some vanilla and nuts too. Taste is very smooth with roasted flavors and oatmeal. Nice chocolate notes. Overall very well balanced. Aftertaste has oatmeal and slightly vanilla flavors. Solid stout, yum.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
WABeerFiend (377) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 01.09.14. A: Midnight black. Completely opaque. No red at bottom. Has a brown foamy head. Amazing. S: Malty. Citrus and flowery hops, which is weird. I feel that the smell clashes. T: Hoppy bitterness, alcohol burn. Some malt, but it is greatly overpowered by the bitterness. O: This one had loads of bitterness. It was completely unbalanced. The flowery hops really did not go well in a stout. This seemed more like it was trying to be a thick CDA than an oatmeal stout. It was poorly executed. This was a drain pour with no guilt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a capped 22oz bottle that I shared with the group. Pours nearly black with an average brown head that recedes fairly quickly to thin, bubbly lace. The nose is big, dark, and roasted, with coffee, dark chocolate, and toasted cocoa nibs. The flavor is nicely bitter with all of the same roasted and toasted notes from the nose. The body is full with average carbonation and a long roasted bitter coffee finish.

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