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Little Creatures Single Batch Dreadnought

Formerly brewed at 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20718) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11383) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2732) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3066) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3409) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1575) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8218) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2550) - 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)

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