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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma of burnt toast, coffee, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Flavour is robust but smooth, real smooth. Nice rich texture and mouthfeel with a lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1217) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
BB 26 DEC 15. Poured an opaque black colour with a tan/dark brown foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Aroma with low to moderate roasted grains, subtly of malt, a hint of vanilla and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste sweet with the roasted grain giving a slight nice bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Very smooth with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a very subtle bitterness on the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle has been updated since this picture was uploaded (as this is for the "Return" and the bottle is of the original Dread). Dark smooth stout. Good mouthfeel, dark malts without being "burnt". Stays long . Finished six pack in a week, bought another and did it again. Nice drop for winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
Pours an inky black with a fluffy tan head. Nose is coffee, plum, caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is coffee, red fruit, plum pudding, cinnamon and clove, vanilla. Finish is caramel, charcoal, dark chocolate. Heavy body with lowish carbonation. Pretty tasty beer. A very well executed stout with good flavor and rich body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2015
Malt herbal spice aroma. Dark brown colour fair head and lacing. Malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2015
Vintage Cellars bottle(7-Oct-2015)Light spirit choc aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Choc roast flavour.Light choc spirit finish&roast malt liquorice aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
I very rich and sticky textured stout. Full of flavour with its alco well hidden in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to Aaron! Pours deep black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is dry and roasty, hints of lactose, anise and cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, quite roasty but not acidic. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theodorereg (25) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2015
A conservative stout in its balance of flavours and all of them are good. Smooth, soft and satisfying in flavour and feel, easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (634) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2015
330ml bottle into tumbler. Milk chocolate aroma. This beer is totally opaque, no light can escape. Good solid tan head. Full bodied, flat mouthfeel. Liquorice is instantly noticeable then a long long finish of dark chocolate, cocoa and a touch of fruity hoppy bitterness. Just a hint of warming alcohol is present. Great beer.

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