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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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, 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).


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle from Parkhill cellars. Exceptional stout, well balanced flavours. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and lightly bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Black, with an off-white head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottled@omhper. Quite much pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is liquorice, some roasted notes as well as mild vanilla. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, some ashes as well as mild chocolate and coffee. Smooth palate and hides the ABV rather well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20921) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, small beige head. Aroma of tar and chocolate. Mid sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Mouthfilling flavour of tar and chocolate, salty bitterish finish. Solid, well balanced stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled at the tasting at omhper on September 30, 2011
Clear dark brown color, light brown head. Alcohol, sweet, licorice scent. Sweet, licorice, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1589) - 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 (2256) - 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 (13163) - Göteborg, 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 (4169) - 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 (1796) - 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 (2345) - 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.


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