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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This beer has arrived with an IBU of 60, an EBC of 100+ and an ABV of 7.4%. By all accounts a pretty serious beer. With six speciality roasted malts on top of our classic pale malt and a good dose of fuggles hops thrown in the mix, this is a dark, black, formidable yet smooth stout, balanced with a pronounced biterness. We hope the old dock workers of days passed would be proud of this one... we certainly are.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1541) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2011
Sampled at omhpers tasting. Pours black with no real head. Smells smoky and malty. Tastes malty, a little smoky but dies out fast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2011
Pours black with a small dark tan head. Nose shows rich roasted malt, big espresso and cocoa notes along with sweet chocolate liqueur hints. Flavours are pretty similar, quite bold, with big, dry roasty notes and noticeable coffee. Pretty bitter. Could use more carbonation. Very moreish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle at omhpers tasting 110930. Black beer, almost no head. Tar aroma, roasted, chocolate, vanilla notes. Chocolate and coffee flavor, hops, hay, iron notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Sample @ omhper’s. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasted sweet vanilla malty. Flavor is fruity sweet a bit pungent bitter coffee. Finishes bitter roasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1728) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2011
Very solid and full flavoured stout that teeters on the edge on the new world imperial style. Plenty of roast and chocolate and old charry wood but the not insignificant hops impact seems to me to take edge of what is a very good classic stout flavours, albeit on the rich side. I reckon this is the best LC beer I’ve ever had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - SEP 13, 2011
Solid beer let down by a flabby nothingness to the mid/finish. Somethings missing. Doesn’t really have any bite to it. Nose gives some interesting coffee and liquorice flavours, the taste is burnt coffee, a bit of dark chocolate and candi sugar, but then it kind of just falls away. Almost has a hollowness to it. I can’t help but imagine this was something decent before someone higher up sculpered the follow through. Might not be the case - but it certainly tastes that way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (904) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. An almost jet black body with a decent beige head of good duration and lacing. All the classic aromas of a good stout are there (roasted dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of liquorice). Taste is mildly sweet with an outstanding hop bitterness to the finish. Palate is smooth and medium bodied with a lowish carbonation. The ABV is well hidden. A fine effort.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardHFish (11) - - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle and Tap from Archive. Huge stout, black as night, coffee brown head. Dangerously drinkable as the 7.4% doesn’t really come through. Quite sweet considering how black it is, with typical burnt, coffee and chocolate notes. Loved it, but why do they poison it with Fuggles? Surely there is something better than that boring old UK junk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3134) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2011
On tap at Archive. Poured black as midnight with a good tan head. Great aromas of burnt toffee and roasted malt with some smoke coming in late. Good solid body with a flavour to match and it carried the 7.4% ABV well. Another winner from Little Creatures.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Oily black pour with an inch of tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, coffee and some grass. Lots of roasted chocolate and coffee in the taste, followed by slight ash. Very dry finish on it which covers up the initial sweetness a little. Not half bad. Much better than their previous few single batches


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