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RATINGS: 766   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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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 Ive had, it has a lovely rich, roasted, chocolate palette but is not overwhelming like some Imperial Stouts can be.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6275) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Blackberry backlog, Bottle in 2010, Pours dark brown with a 2 finger beige head. Smell and taste are bitter chinook, chocolate, nutmeg, licorice, prunes, chocolate and roasted malts. Body is medium to heavy with a warming finish. Nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5678) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2016. Comes black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Just average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
beer_queue (43) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Roasted, smoky malts & a bit of bitter chocolates in aroma. Tastes similar with some hop bitterness towards the end. Full-bodied & dry finish. Alcohols hidden. Gets slightly better once warm, but its still a very basic, mediocre imperial stout. Boring beer & struggled to finish it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Black, chocolate aroma, caramel, toffee, bread, flavor of chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee, bread, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2950) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2016
On tap what a great beer this was Healthy fluffy brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, molasses, roasty, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, some caramel, grapefruit. Creamy, chewy full body

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (4361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max place. Black with a tan head. Smooth cocoa aroma with a little bit of coconut, chocolate chip cookie and some wood. Roasty bitter taste with cocoa and coconut. Full body, roasty finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1329) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Pours a dark brown with tan head. A strong roasted malt, vanilla and coffee aroma. A strong coffee, roasted malt, nut, chocolate, vanilla, and grain taste. A lingering roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4241) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
12 Sept 2016, bottle. black. nose is meaty, toasted dry oatmeal. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. tobacco, meaty, dark roasted malt, burnt steak tips.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2100) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2016
On tap. Pours a black color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and hint of coffee. Taste of roasted malt, vanilla, trace of coffee and chocolate. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, smooth, creamy with a subtle sweetness. Very enjoyable beer to relax with.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
Lots of vanilla, roasted malt, sweet malty nose. And some caramel. Decent stuff.


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