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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Previously 7.5%.


DipHead14's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Elysian does it again. Thick and dark, like if Guinness were good in looks and taste. Like fruity oatmeal.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of dark fruits. Flavor starts sweetish with roast, dark chocolate, some coffee, finishes bitter. Medium to full-bodied. Good but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vulcanmeister (226) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours a dark black from tap. with toasted malts and bitter chocolates in the aroma. Nice thick lasting tan head. Taste is bitter chocolate and roast malt. Palate is smooth and creamy . Lingers long on the tongue with a bit of bitterness and sweet chocolate notes that linger a long time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl @ Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo, Japon A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, slightly bitter / Malta tostada, chocolate, ligeramente amargo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and some bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2332) - - MAY 15, 2016
Draught at Keyaki. Dark chocolate, orange, definitely some soy sauce, the hops seem to give it a kind of black ipa edge, ok finish with light boozy notes. Decent dark brew but feels quite overhyped to me, not exactly an exciting import.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8907) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2016
Tap at Keyaki. Nose of cocoa, coffee, soy sauce. Black and a bit flat. Flavor is decent, cocoa, soy sauce. Nice but not that special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 15, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - MAY 1, 2016
Very smooth mouthfeel, with a strong "ripe" stoutness. Nice, but the aftertaste is a little harsh at first. After 30 minutes, it seems to improve as the tastebuds become accustomed. Thick and chewy, chocolatey, roasty, complex, hoppy. good one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2016
On tap at The Mayor of Old Town. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, light caramel malt and light vanilla. Similar flavor, dark, malty, rich, creamy and bittersweet. Medium to full body with a smooth finish. 3.85 overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mrnoluv (288) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Very strong cocoa, chocolate smell to it, intense bitter sweet chocolate, roasted bean taste is as strong as you can get. I taste notes of coffee, this really is a strong stout. Very good beer.


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