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

bottled
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RATINGS: 58   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).


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1285) - 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (534) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
Impenetrable black with a nice coffee brown head. Aromas of coffee, dark rye bread and licorice. The taste is well balanced between molasses sweetness and coffee/ashy bitterness. Some light soy in there as well. The light body hides the big 7.2% ABV, making it a dangerous but delicious winter sipper.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
2015 winter seasonal. Coal black, mid brown creamy head. Smoky coffee thing going on.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malrider69 (115) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a black colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and slightly of hops. The flavour is of coffee with a moderate bitterness that sits nicely on the palate. Return of the Dread is an excellent stout (one of the best to recently be produced in Australia) with complex flavours and well worth purchasing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2015
On tap at Creatures Brunswick st. Dark as night with dirty brown head. Lovely nose of dark toffee, cocoa, and coffee. Beautifully rich and balanced. Not super bitter, but not overly sweet either. An absolute winner.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theodopilos (68) - - JUL 25, 2015
4pack from dan murphys holland park, pours a lovely black colour, with a thin film of head that goes all the way to the last drop, in my opinion a lovely stout

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopMagnet (16) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
330mL bottle. Pours a deep opaque colour with brown foamy head. Coffee, toffee and smoky bacon aromas, followed by more of the same plus a distinct chocolate brownie flavour. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great cool weather drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardHFish (11) - - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle and Tap from Archive. Huge stout, black as night, coffee brown head. Dangerously drinkable as the 7.4% doesn’t really come through. Quite sweet considering how black it is, with typical burnt, coffee and chocolate notes. Loved it, but why do they poison it with Fuggles? Surely there is something better than that boring old UK junk.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23913) - 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.

3.9
   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.


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