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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle, 12C. Black with an inch of tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, grass, earth, mild spices. Slightly syrupy. Sweet with dark toffee, chocolate, some burnt flavours, licorice. Bitterness is there and nicely in harmony with the beer, but struggles a bit with the sweetness until the end which leans evermore towards dryness and is a little spicy. Lowish carbonation is insistent and works well. A little sweet for me but harmonious and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2467) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2462) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2027) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1942) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1753) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1554) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1133) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1057) - 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.


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