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RATINGS: 742   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2544) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3791) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2015
7.5% bomber from Taniguchi served in a snifter. Pitch black pour with a ruddy beige head. The nose is mint, fruity, dark malts. Full bodied, silky smooth and lovely. The taste is lightly roasty, silky oats, cocoa/coffee and milky smoothness with a touch of graham biscuits. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. Looks amazing. The aroma is milk, roasted malt, burnt wood and coffee. Great. The taste is creamy, a little roasted malt, playing well between sweet and bitter. The texture is soft and smooth. Outstanding. Wow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Roast and espresso, pours a pitch black with espresso foam, good lacing. Nice full body and good mouthfeel. Great dark roast, chocolate, coffee, good bitterness, with a touch of hop flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCx240 (176) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a deep, dark, rich brown, almost black. Creamy and foamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, toast, nuts, with floral and resin notes. Taste is rich, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of pine. Finishes bitter, but doesn’t linger. Full bodied, thick, slightly creamy, with soft carbonation. Wonderful after a long day out in the cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Bittersweet cocoa, herbal notes and Turkish coffee make up the aroma. Herbal, slightly sappy hops up front give way to bittersweet cocoa and espresso in the mid-palate, with a savoury, almost meaty feel to the finish. A nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1645) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bomber. Pours almost black with a very rubbery black dildo appearance. Aromas of used gag balls and butt plugs. Astroglide. Floral hops and the promise of NKVD interrogation techniques. God you are fucked.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Purchased as part of a sampler at Tap house grill. Very dark brown pour with a creamy light brown head. Very smooth on the first sip. It slowly gets bitter if left on the tongue for a few seconds

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1388) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Very dark brown pour slight dark tan head some lacing. Aroma milk chocolate, some char some tang. Very thick body very slight carb. Bitterness of coffee. Tastes of cigars, wood and licorice. flat and sludgy but with pretty good range of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1145) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
650 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized, it pours a brown-tinted black with which a beige head half a finger in length in length stood. Aromas of bong water, roasted cashews, black licorice candies, maple sugar, black patent, young oak, soot, and mugwort/medieval herbs. Tastes the same with the addition of piney hops, charcoal, cabbage, and cocoa powder. Chewy, flavorful, and rambunctious. A nice sipper.

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