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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blackbear (9) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2010 does not count
Color is obsidian with caramel luster on the shallow pour; has a coffee color head; aromatic and fully bright richness in taste. This is a full-bodied beer with nut overtones; a high quality beer for a meager price. Thorough taste and volume.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OWENSR1 (11) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Apparently I’m supposed to fill this out. Take the numbers that I put down with a grain of salt if you will, but I’m just your average NW beer junkie looking to sample as many different brews as possible.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mikerodrigo (5) - - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
This stout is great in color, aroma, taste, and palate. With rich flavors in chocolate, oats, with a tiny hint of raisin; this stout delivers well after the sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 25, 2005
poured this years batch into a snifter glass and got the blackest of bodies with a nice looking 1/2 inch chocolate head.the aromas were a blend of cocoa,sweet milk chocolate,smoke,and bitter roasted malts.the flavor was another complex mix of bitter coffee grains,sweet milk chocolate,dry chocolate,and caramel malts.the mouthfeel was nice and full and the palate was complex.this is an excellent stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnrob23 (7) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2011 does not count
caramel, cereal, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, earthy, vanilla, black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation,

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (555) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bomber bottle from my neighbor Bob - Thanks! Pours like lukewarm tar and erupts into several inches of aromatic foam that stays laced with the glass to final swallow. Dark chocolate, burnt oak and lots of bitters leave an impression on your taste buds all the way to the gut. This dragon has teeth, and you won’t forget about this one and will soon be seeking a second. Easily one of the best stouts around.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark brown head, has an almost chocolate flavour to it, very pleasant to drink. If rich stouts are your thing then this is a must try. One of the best Imperial Stouts I’ve had, it has a lovely rich, roasted, chocolate palette but is not overwhelming like some Imperial Stouts can be.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Obtained from my folks who went to Seattle a few months back. Pours a deep black with a thick, creamy light brown head; perfect apperance. Pleasantly sweet and tasty with big notes of roasted malt, raisin, plum, mocha, a boatload of chocolate along with an undercurrent of caramel sweetness. Has a prominent dosage Pacific NW hops which is more than ok with me. Beautifully balanced. Incredibly silky and creamy with lively, fine-beaded carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets with good head retention. One of the best stouts I’ve ever had, just awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamsdm1111 (2) - - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
Very good stout. Probably one of my favorites after great divides yeti. Try it barrel age if you ever get the chance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (131) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2014
dark leathery with some pine bitterness on the middle. Some carmel and dark chocolate burnt toast on the back end.


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