TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 330ml bottle into shaker. Milk chocolate aroma.This beer is totally opaque, no light can escape. Good solid tan head. Full bodied, flat mouthfeel. Liquorice is instantly noticeable then a long long finish of dark chocolate, cocoa and a touch of fruity hoppy bitterness. Just a hint of warming alcohol is present. Great beer. floydian1 (1464) - 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. Shark_Pants (743) - 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. Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
2015 winter seasonal. Coal black, mid brown creamy head. Smoky coffee thing going on. Malrider69 (163) - 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.
Westkyoto77 (635) - 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. 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 HopMagnet (18) - 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. 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. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
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.