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style
RATINGS: 769   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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Bricks' rating

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (1106) - Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Very dark pour, foamy, tan/caramel off white head... Borderline 5/5 appearance... but not quite the 5. Nice balanced hop with chocolate roasted malt on the aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, bitter, and overly carbonated. Taste is simple.. watery hops and a bit abrasive.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Tastes of overly roasted malts and burned coffee. Has a small tan head that stick around. Appears pitch black. And smells of burnt grain

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (379) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Draft @ Monarch, PDX. Aroma is roasty, sweet. Black color with tan head, good lacing. Taste is fantastic! Roasty, a little chocolate, balanced sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice oat contribution. A fantastic imperial oatmeal stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - JAN 3, 2017
Pint Glass during happy hour at the brewpub in Tangletown/ Greenlake, Seattle on Monday after New Year dark, big foam, slowly disappears fragrant stout aroma low bitterness, some sweet taste long finish, bitter aftertaste very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (7005) - 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 (6320) - 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 (139) - 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 (6023) - 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 (3098) - 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 (4686) - 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 (1554) - 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.


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