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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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, 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).


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22588) - 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 (21268) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13365) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11490) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8740) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7362) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4299) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3613) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3596) - 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


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