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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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, 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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
Glad it is back. Super aroma. Light plum, cherries, dark crumble biscuit. Got coffee and smoky element in taste. But this feels nice and smooth. A winter special for sure. 330ml, 1.9std drinks, 7.2%, 70ibu. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1822) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3054) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (193) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1685) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (703) - 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 15/20
theodorereg (25) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2015
A conservative stout in its balance of flavours and all of them are good. Smooth, soft and satisfying in flavour and feel, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5195) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to Aaron! Pours deep black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is dry and roasty, hints of lactose, anise and cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, quite roasty but not acidic. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (130) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle has been updated since this picture was uploaded (as this is for the "Return" and the bottle is of the original Dread). Dark smooth stout. Good mouthfeel, dark malts without being "burnt". Stays long . Finished six pack in a week, bought another and did it again. Nice drop for winter.

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