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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


v1rgil's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - MAY 6, 2012
Pours dark black with thick creamy brown head. Aroma is oatmeal and dark roasted malts and (chinook) pine scent hops. First atste is thick malts and strong oatmeal flavour. Very dry and not too sweet with good bitter presence. Aftertaste is dry bitter tanginess.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (530) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1980) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1854) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Dean ad Deluca Georgetown, DC. Black body with a medium light brown head. Roasted malt, oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, hops, caramel notes. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DipHead14 (22) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (42) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22nd Bottle. Smells delicious and tastes delicious. Right up there with top Stouts. It’s only $3.50 at my local Walmart as well :)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (444) - - JUN 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-13-12 - Poured from 22 bomber into chalice glass Appearance – Pours a nearly pitch black color with a one finger brownish head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a nice level of lacing. Smell – A dark chocolate and oat aroma are the biggest. These are mixed with a light amount of caramel sweetness and some dark bready aromas as well as a decent hit of hoppy aromas. Taste – Up front the taste is of roasted malt with flavors of dark bread and oats mixed with notes of chocolate and caramel. While not very sweet at first, the taste gets even less sweet as the taste goes on. The caramel quickly fades with the roasted flavors intensifying. There is an earthy hoppiness that mixes in with the roastiness. At the end there is a heavy roasted coffee flavor that takes over the taste. This flavor leaves quite a bitter flavor on the tongue in the end. Mouthfeel – An average thickness with a slightly above average carbonation level. Overall - In many ways this beer drinks more like a lighter hopped black IPA. It’s dryness and bitterness are quite heavy. I was expecting something a bit more smooth in transition and flavor, but this it was not. It left some rather unpleasant flavors in the mouth at the end making this a beer I would likely not do again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (520) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Pours dark brown with ample tan head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste is bitter, lots of hops, notes of chocolate. Some complexity there, and it is quite drinkable. Mild thumbs up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
khays (47) - - JUN 14, 2014
Smells rich, molasses, chocolate and toasted malt withy a hint if black olives. Looks black with a brown small head. Bitter tasting, not sweet, roasted malt, real licorice (the salted kind, without the salt). Body is heavy, low carbonation, bitter but balanced. Appropriately named, does taste what I would imagine a dragons tooth would. The beer is balanced and well executed, definitely if you like bitter stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at Torst. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malt, chocolate, and nuts. Thick mouthfeel with sweet roast and dark chocolate, easy to drink, very good.


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