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
[email protected]Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
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.
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 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.
ngunity (167) - - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2015 On tap in tasting paddle. Nice looking pour, drank with a taste of coffee and smoke. Nicely balanced and interesting. Had another full one to follow and enjoyed. Would recommend
ANZUShophunter (450) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2017
2017 version of the Dreadnaught on tap at Tippler’s Tap. Pours black and opaque with tan head, choc malt and aniseed aroma. Quite smooth and tasty with a bit of dark choc bitterness on the palate. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - 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. hawthorne00 (3949) - 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]hank37 (194) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
[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.
Pours midnight black, with a nice oily viscosity and blackstrap molasses with bitter choc and dried fig. Complex and thoroughly enjoyable Muggus69 (2493) - 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!