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Brewed by Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Foreign Stout
Fremantle, Australia

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Oily black pour with an inch of tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, coffee and some grass. Lots of roasted chocolate and coffee in the taste, followed by slight ash. Very dry finish on it which covers up the initial sweetness a little. Not half bad. Much better than their previous few single batches

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3418) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 [As Dreadnaught 8/11] 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. [3.6]

[As Return of the Dread, 5/15] Bottle, 11C. Black with a tan head that fades to a cm then is less than a coat. Vibrant aroma of chocolate, anise, vanilla, blackstrap molasses. Lighter bodied and less sweet than the original Dreadnaught, to its advantage. Silky, lowish carbonation. Chocolate, spices, molasses, "high" roasted notes. Bitterness is quite high, but there’s nothing disjointed about it. Alcohol is dangerously well-hidden. Not a great deal of depth, but very nice and pleasingly hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2011
Presented well when poured into the glass, black in body with a dark tan head. Coffee and chocolate on the nose which came through in the taste as well, then some cigarette ash, was trying to let it warm up a bit but drank it too easily to see if it opened up even more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2857) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2716) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2447) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2068) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2018) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1907) - Phuket, THAILAND - 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.


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