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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (727) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 330ml bottle into shaker. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LimeGreenHalo (13) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
A beautiful beer that entices with it’s tan, lacey head before spilling around the mouth with coffee and smokey tastes. Not too much CO2 to detract from the oily smoothness. Goes superbly with mature cheddar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1221) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
(Bottle) Very dark with small tan head. Nice aroma - coffee and chocolate with liquorice and spice hints. Fantastic palate - full bodied, but not sticky, with smooth and bright carbonation. Great taste - rich and smooth, dark malts but little sweetness, nice hop bitterness for balance, some toasty notes. Excellent beer - too hard to put down, which could be dangerous for 7.4%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (726) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle- pours black with a rocky mocha head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and burnt sugar. Taste is coffe and chocolate up from, then a dry bitter lingering finish. Creamy palate with a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
Tap - Solid effort - plenty of earthy hops - full bodied roast malt with the aforementioned vanilla and licorice notes but no chocolate - seems in the flavour mould of Guiness but stratospherically better - would have liked a head on it, more choc malt and a tiny touch more carbonation but still much enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngunity (95) - - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2015 On tap in tasting paddle. Nice looking pour, drank with a taste of coffee and smoke. Nicely balanced and interesting. Had another full one to follow and enjoyed. Would recommend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
330mL bottle. Pours opaque brown/black with a thin persistent tan head which leaves a little lacing. Strong roasted aroma of coffee sweetened with molasses, some chocolate and wood. Mild bitterness, more coffee, chocolate, roast. Full body, bordering on syrupy, fairly soft carbonation, although it does have some bite. A lingering finish of bitter roasted coffee. Did I mention the roast?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1246) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2015
From a bottle. Pours thick and dark with a tan head, tastes like liquid dark chocolate, amazing. Love it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisbroadie (15) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2015
Poured from Stubby to Glass / Ar: Mocha coffee and loads of it. Some alcohol / Ap: Jet black no light showing thru the glass, minimal milk choc coloured head / T: Sweet, with light but lingering bitterness, surprisingly really 70 IBU on the bottle did expect more bitterness / P: full, heavy, decent carbonation, bitterness lingers at the finish / O: coffee coffee coffee and a bit of chocolate, warmingly alcoholic, very good. at 7+% its a single one for a school night

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theodopilos (68) - - JUL 25, 2015
4pack from dan murphys holland park, pours a lovely black colour, with a thin film of head that goes all the way to the last drop, in my opinion a lovely stout

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