RateBeer
overall
98
96
style
Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing
Style: Foreign Stout
Fremantle, Australia

bottled
common

on tap
available

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, itís a formidable but smooth stout. Good balance of flavours through the dark malts and the Fuggles hops, which is what weíre all about in our beers - balance and harmony. If you get your snout in the glass and have a good sniff youíll 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).


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1169) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 19/7/2015. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Has a modest malty aroma featuring a bit of dark chocolate. Flavour wise, thereís more dark chocolate, with hints of roasted malt, vanilla and a fair dash of soy. Quite full bodied, slightly creamy, with soft carbonation and a moderate bitterness.This is a decent stout, but Iím surprised at the love itís receiving on here so far, as it seems a bit uninspired. A long way from a 90s beer for mine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (673) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a solid black with a sloppy brown head. Aromas of raisins, chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste begins with dark fruit flavours before a big roasted coffee and smoke bitterness waltzes in. Chocolate, cherry and more smoky roast at the end. Lingering finish with a lightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. A big beer and a good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (563) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malrider69 (99) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3641) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1553) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (188) - 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

3.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (576) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (425) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50