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Little Creatures Return of The Dread

Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing
Style: Foreign Stout
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Dread is a much loved beer amongst our awesome community of Hopheads and also within the brewery. Every time the temperature would dip, we would indulge in a little Dread-related nostalgia. Eventually enough was enough and with the release of our first ever Seasonal, we thought it was time for the Return of the Dread. So enough reminiscing... what does it taste like? Well, it’s a formidable but smooth stout. Good balance of flavours through the dark malts and the Fuggles hops, which is what we’re all about in our beers - balance and harmony. If you get your snout in the glass and have a good sniff you’ll notice some chocolate, vanilla and liquorice in the aroma. A sip will reveal a decent dose of bitterness, a long finish and velvety mouthfeel.

Formally a single batch release under the guise of The Dreadnought (7.4% ABV).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2015
On tap at Creatures Brunswick st. Dark as night with dirty brown head. Lovely nose of dark toffee, cocoa, and coffee. Beautifully rich and balanced. Not super bitter, but not overly sweet either. An absolute winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malrider69 (90) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a black colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and slightly of hops. The flavour is of coffee with a moderate bitterness that sits nicely on the palate. Return of the Dread is an excellent stout (one of the best to recently be produced in Australia) with complex flavours and well worth purchasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
Beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas smooth coffee malt chocolate caramel the flavours caramel smooth coffee chocolate a sweet stout no real bitter a filling taste the finish best tastes sweet malt coffee a sweet stout mainly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1506) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. BB 22 DEC 15 Thick looking deep brown/almost-black, holds a small firm dark tan head. Aroma oozes darkness - charred, black roasted malt, dark brown sugar, licorice, cocoa, cakey/pudding with savoury, earthy, leafy hops. Excellent weight, reasonably low carbonation, long on the palate. Plenty going on here - dark chocolate, roasted nuts, charred toast, burnt caramel/toffee, licorice, earthy spice. Good firm bitterness, some warmth on the finish. Really good stout - yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (177) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours midnight black, with a nice oily viscosity and blackstrap molasses with bitter choc and dried fig. Complex and thoroughly enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CitrusP (60) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Solid Beer. Pours with a fairly sticky brown head that dissipates to a thinner foam. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Malts are nicely integrated in the taste, chocolate and coffee are the dominant flavours. Smooth, fine carbonation, moderate bitter aftertaste, lingering vanilla. goes down easily on a cold winters eve. Overall a really a solid export stout and impressive for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (566) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2015
From Tugun Cellars. Very dark and falling head to thin layer. Roasted malt, rich chocolate, spice and no coffee for me. The fuggles are a perfect match for this most enjoyable Stout, smooth yet has a great bitterness that irons out and covers a decent ABV, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (368) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2015
On tap at transit bar, Canberra. Rich pitch black with brown head. Rich chocolate character is most prominent to me, subtle roastiness, medium body, subtle sweetness well balanced by moderate bitterness. terrific Aussie foreign export stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicko (210) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
2015 winter seasonal. Coal black, mid brown creamy head. Smoky coffee thing going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (94) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2015
This surprised the shit out of me. Pours a thin black with a small tan head. Nose is very malt, chocolate earthy. The taste reminds me of something between eagle bay BIPA(minus the pine) and old Rasputin. Very roasted malt dominated, some coffee bean and vanilla. Deceptively drinkable. I dig

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