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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4312) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at Brewski 090515. Black as midnight with a crown of coffee coloured foam. Great flavour with a thick syrupy mouthfeel and slightly bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/28/2011 Total Score: 4.1
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle in september 2011. Dark brown clear beer with a tanned head. Sweet licorice, smokey and malty aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1256) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
A-- Poured a dark ruby cola color and settled black. No light penetrating this. half finger of dark mocha colored head that went from film to a few brown gurgles in less than a minute. Much better staying power on swirling as got a finger of head but still died quickly. Spotty lacing left while drinking and a slight bit of oily residue. S-- Sweet dairy milk Carmel chocolate with coffee to back it up. Lots of malt sweetness to this but the smell is quite soft and have to really swirl the glass to bring it out. T-- Bitter, dark and rich baking chocolate mixed with a bit of Belgian sweet chocolate. Good contrast to the nose and much more pronounced. M-- At times oily, sweet, and sticky. Big gap in the middle of the palate leaves a big whole but rounded out with sweet chocolate coffee acidity to finish. Medium body and lower medium carbonation. O-- I think everybody will say this is the best single batch beer by LC to date. Yea, pretty much is. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
568ml Bottle. This is a great stout. silky smooth but with a great roasted malt bitterness. you could only drink one or two at a time, but that’s all you need and be very happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
Tried this back in late 2011 when there was a product recall on all of LC’s pint sized bottles.
Tasted at cellar temperature. The colour of worked motor oil in the glass and a similar viscosity as its swirled. Headless, lifeless. Rich molasses, Vegemite™ and Bovril on the nose with licks of tobacco, smoke and ash. Good body, oily in mouthfeel yet viscous with very light carbonation. Drops off with heavy, heady tar and smoke, lightly astringent and malty bitter. Mildly sweet front, lots of yeasty Vegemite™ and Marmite™, bitter dark chocolate and burnt sugar, and just a hint of smoked meats. Gets sweeter as it goes and the residual carbonation wanes. Good drinking. Not too sure if it came together harmoniously, but a decent Stout overall. (568mL, BB 04/05/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7369) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short cap of medium tan head.. looked good. The aroma picked up sweeter, lightly-singed molasses and vanilla notes with accents of lightly-smoked malt and fresh herbal/earthy hops.. not huge or extraordinarily-complex, but it smelled like something I wanted to drink. The flavor found sweet black patent, molasses, and honey malts at the core, with vanilla and light smoked malts emanating outward.. the same hops from the nose plus toast stuck around the mouth, and paired with dry-roasted, smoky malt on the finish. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. a bit thin.. overall very drinkable and it worked well for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11496) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. [thanks bluebetty]
Pours completely black with a small, dark, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted, hazel, mild vinious. Mediium carbonation, lovely frothy and mild dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, nutty, subdued smoke, light chocolate, softly roasted, a bit of oak. Pleasant dry and bitter finish. Elegant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1979) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21288) - 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.

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