Little Creatures Return of the Dread Domestic Extra Stout $5/330ml; $18-$19 4-pack
This winter seasonal ale is very dark, almost black, with a creamy head. The malt aroma is strong, with some dark chocolate notes. It’s a very rich beer, dense and almost chewy, with appealing softness and a clean, lightly hoppy finish. The malt rules, though. A satisfying beer with an exceptionally long follow-through. (7.2 per cent alcohol.) Score 93 ★★★★½
Stockists: Amato’s Liquor Mart (NSW); Blackhearts & Sparrows (Vic).