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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
Black as night with a coffee head. Smells of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice and pastry. Syrupy mouthfeel with flavours of big vanilla, coffee, bitter choc, liquorice, light bitterness and a spicy sweet biscuity finish which reminds me of gingerbread. Pretty good stout. Especially for the price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1808) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2878) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (188) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours midnight black, with a nice oily viscosity and blackstrap molasses with bitter choc and dried fig. Complex and thoroughly enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1553) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (673) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle at omhpers tasting 110930. Black beer, almost no head. Tar aroma, roasted, chocolate, vanilla notes. Chocolate and coffee flavor, hops, hay, iron notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2408) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21412) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11553) - 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.


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