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


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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, itís a formidable but smooth stout. Good balance of flavours through the dark malts and the Fuggles hops, which is what weíre all about in our beers - balance and harmony. If you get your snout in the glass and have a good sniff youíll 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1619) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2015
Malt herbal spice aroma. Dark brown colour fair head and lacing. Malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1609) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1511) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2015
Vintage Cellars bottle(7-Oct-2015)Light spirit choc aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Choc roast flavour.Light choc spirit finish&roast malt liquorice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1285) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1215) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1202) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 19/7/2015. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Has a modest malty aroma featuring a bit of dark chocolate. Flavour wise, thereís more dark chocolate, with hints of roasted malt, vanilla and a fair dash of soy. Quite full bodied, slightly creamy, with soft carbonation and a moderate bitterness.This is a decent stout, but Iím surprised at the love itís receiving on here so far, as it seems a bit uninspired. A long way from a 90s beer for mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1148) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
(Bottle) Very dark with small tan head. Nice aroma - coffee and chocolate with liquorice and spice hints. Fantastic palate - full bodied, but not sticky, with smooth and bright carbonation. Great taste - rich and smooth, dark malts but little sweetness, nice hop bitterness for balance, some toasty notes. Excellent beer - too hard to put down, which could be dangerous for 7.4%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1112) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2015
From a bottle. Pours thick and dark with a tan head, tastes like liquid dark chocolate, amazing. Love it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (687) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a solid black with a sloppy brown head. Aromas of raisins, chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste begins with dark fruit flavours before a big roasted coffee and smoke bitterness waltzes in. Chocolate, cherry and more smoky roast at the end. Lingering finish with a lightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. A big beer and a good one.

   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 thatís all you need and be very happy.

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