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Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The flavour lies somewhere between our Sparkling Ale and Stout but the texture and appearance is less syrupy and cleaner. Coopers Dark Ale is top fermented in the traditional manner. A combination of dark and medium-roasted malt produces this rich, flavoursome brew that's especially satisfying in nippy weather.


Catadobe's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Catadobe (112) - - SEP 5, 2003
A very safe traditional Australian tasting stout. Hard to split the differance from Carlton Black to Abbotsford Stout. As usual a quality product from Coopers Brewery


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
A weak brown ale. Mild and watery finish. Light toast, some sweet breadiness and then nothing.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
A little light and prickly, even for a brown. The chocolate and roasty aroma and flavor are pleasant enough, but there’s little depth to them. I nuch prefer their stout."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (530) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Wasn't super impressed with this, but warmed to it as it warmed. Pitch black with rather insipid head. Notes of dark chocolate, prunes, and sourish malt. Fairly light and fizzy for an ale. Opened up a little. Malty cola aftertaste. Passable, but there are many more better dark ales than this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1692) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2014
Dark amber brown colour with a whitish head with an aroma that leans toward the typically fruity cogniscant of Cooper’s other products. The flavour has some dusty coffee and orange skinned apples and then along comes some twinges of hoppy bitterness. It dries out on the finish. Tasty enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
A little bit light in the body. Rasins and malt but not much else. It’s pretty refreshing for a dark beer. Not a lot of hop action going on

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (284) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
375 nil bottle roasted malty aroma deep brown in colour malty taste and old favorate good stuff

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 375 ml from Dan Murphy’s, Eltham (Melbourne), on July 30, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, small light brown head. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Dry, malty taste. Dry, grainy, metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry grainy bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap. Pours a rich brown with an off white head. Toasty caramel and chocolate flavours with a nutty aftertaste. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A decent dark ale, yet nothing specctacular.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Toasted grain, dark caramel nose. Small beige head. Ruddy red hue. Plesant nuttiness, caramel, lightly burnt toast, thin bdy, kinda watery, lacking in any real flavor, shorth acidic coffee finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10481) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Bottled, 375ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Muddy brown with off white head. Initially there is a fairly chalky, malty note with caramel and some bitterness. This develops on to a light sweetness plus a little boiled vegetable, a hint of cabbage. Malty finish. It’s ok.


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