SteveWood (11) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overated for Coopers and I love coopers beers. Coffee/chocolate flavours which is well balanced. Had a off paper flavour which was lingering.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The name really says it all, best extra stout. Great stout with full flavour and yet still easy drinking. Nothing missing here at all.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with a small but frothy head. Aroma is very roasted and ends smoky, hints of black coffee shine through the nose. Flavor is dry and bitter, not very sweet. Finishes dry but coats slightly creamy. Overall this was a good stout and had all the flavors a stout should but just no complexities to speak of.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good things come to those that wait. I've had plenty of tastes of this one, but never sat down to truly rate it for all it's worth. Well, sitting down with a long neck all to myself was indulgence. Many have copied, but few have hit the dizzying heights. A pitch black elixer slides out of the bottle leaving a thick red tinged charcoal head. The sweet aroma gives way to burnt malt toffee flavours that don't linger too long as to wear out the welcome. It's made using the top fermenting process like many other brews in the Coopers stable.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark beer with a small head. It has an odd stout aroma. The taste is a bit of chocolade, coffe and brown sugar. Odd and a bit flat. Nah, not really a hit.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in colour with small toffe head. Sweet coffe aroma, buiscit flavour, very mild bitterness.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this. Poured pitch black with a thin light brown head. The head lingered a little bit. Aroma is malty roastiness and some coffee. Taste is roasty with chocolate and coffee notes. Really very tasty.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much pitch black. Light chocolate, with some "sous-bois" (translation) notes.
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a quickly dminishing tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, roasted malts and some alcohol. Strong chocolate (brownie?) and roasted barley. Rather thin mouthfeel. Lots of thick sediment at the bottom, that both looked and tasted like chocolate.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2003
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as nice as Cascade Special Stout but still highly drinkable on those cold winter nights.