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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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%.

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3.9
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
On tap, poured with a bit of brown, not completely black body and head. Nice. Flavor was sweet and palate was warm. Lots of good flavors, dried fruit, brown sugar. Aroma was sweet and sugary too. Palate had great full body and overall, just a very pleasing, not overdone stout.

4.2
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
I can’t say enough good things about this beer. Had it at the Elysian brewpub with dinner. Velvety smooth with incredible lacing as the head foam coated the inside of glass. One of the best beers I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting.

4.4
barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
bomber from a trade with SuzyGreenberg (drink his homebrew its the shit). pours black with a small tan head. aromas are a bit shy but coffee and chocolate stand out also some hops present on the nose. flavours are smooth and complex with the barley driven coffee flavour as the most prodominant but there is also some chocolate and a tiny bitter hop bite. the chocolate sweetness adds a nice touch but the balance of the whole flavour profile is what makes this a truely great stout. a really wish i had more of this fantastic brew. thx Mr. Bottoms!

3.7
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with a tan head. Light roast, light coffee, chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavor with light roast and backing bitterness. Medium bodied. Nice balance. Lingering dark chocolate, malt, caramel, and light citrus bittering.

4.4
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Poured a black dark oil color with nice head amazing lacing. Aroma was chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor was muchg the same. Mouthfeel was perfect creamy not to sweet. Good beer for watching bad game.

4.4
hopscotch (11246) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Notes of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, toasted nuts, light smoke and ash constitute the rich, mocha aroma. Full-bodied and velvety with moderate carbonation. The perfectly balanced flavor leans on the bitter side at first, but then caramalt and chocolate malt sweetness catches up. Finishes bittersweet and lightly acrid. Excellent, well-made, sturdy stout. Big-time kudos to mgumby10 for sharing this world class brew!

4
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Courtesy Ol_Mr_Crow. Pours jet black, with a thick, creamy, well-retained beige head. Smells of chocolate cream, dark malts, and even a bit of smoke in there too. Liked the nose. The flavor has some surprising hoppy characters to it. light roasty malts and chocolate give it some great balance. Definite bitterness in the finish, had some oak and vanilla notes. great palate on this beer. Very tasty and nicely crafted stout.

3.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2008
In short: A excellent smooth but robust chocolaty stout with nice resinous bitterness and tobacco-ish flavour.
How: Bottle, probably around 3 months old. Another kick-ass brew sent by after4ever, thanks a lot Tom.
The look: Black body with a quickly dissipating medium tan head. Good lacing.
In long: Very smooth and round roastiness. Very chocolaty with mainly black chocolate flavour but also a bit of milk chocolate. No coffee flavours and very low on the fruity side, its malt profile is very much focussed on silky chocolate malts. Light banana note and a little vanilla ice-cream. I really like the finish with its assertive bitterness and its tobacco flavour. Amazingly easy to drink I went through the bottle like Kirstie Alley goes through a little shrimps appetizer.

4
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep black, slight dark head. Great roasted aroma. Nice roasted slightly sweet chocolate flavour. Very nice.

4.3
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
22 oz bottle shared with toncatcher. Lots of rosted and bitter coffee aromas. Some chocolate too. Better on the flavor. Some sweetness with chocolate and dark fruits. Pretty good stuff.


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