chribban (141) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 2010 edition. Hazy reddish, brown ale with a beige head. A lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Caramel malt, dark fruit, cream, vanilla and red fruit.
Taste: Butter, malt, chocolate, citrus, a little bit of coffee, plum, pine and brown sugar.
A warmth of the alcohol and a medium body with just enough carbonation an a little bitternes in the end.
Kurtos (83) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle(2013 vintage) pours a very Deep Earthy red colour.
Aroma is of fruits and a slight ethanol aroma.
Taste.Has a nice fruity character and a slight alcohol taste, and a flavour i can best describe as somewhat of a combination between a burnt, bitter and espresso flavour also some general fruit flavours.
Overall. good solid beer.
zacgillbanks (1741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco, Hexham. 2006 Vintage: drank 2013-09-21. This is a hazy dark brown beer, slightly thin, with warming caramel and malty flavours, vanilla notes and red fruit on the creamy finish. Slightly past its best.
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of noble hops, malt, caramel, a slight burnt note, a little alcohol. Taste is same with slight metallic, dry finish. Alcohol is noticeable in the middle Not bad.
XXXX (2) - Mordialloc, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Brewed with choice malts and an extended top fermentation. This naturally conditioned ale experiences interactions between the robust malt, hop and yeast characteristics, to exhibit an intriguing journey of flavour development over a period of five years when stored under cellar conditions.
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patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 bottle consumed on 5/17/13 - Pours dark amber with dark, chunky suspended yeast. It smells of caramel and dark fruit. The flavor is sweet with obvious caramel and a slight hint of the dark fruit I was smelling. Itís medium to full bodied and lightly carbonated. Iíd say itís holding up pretty well after five years. While this is a good beer, itís not great and itís no Thomas Hardy. Personally I donít find it worth aging for years.
gnoff (7330) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at New Sydney Hotel, Hobart. Sampled on August 9, 2013.
As "Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale".
Hazy brown color, off-white head. Sweet, malty, resin taste, some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
ShaneJ (387) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Plonk (2013 vintage). Dark amber/brown, strong malt characters, some alcohol evident, earthy, rich caramel/butterscotch, quite bitter without much hop aroma or flavour. Ok.
Jado (423) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a small cream head and lively carbonation. Aromas of pine, noble hops, lemon, flowers and caramel. The taste starts with fresh fruit (plum or fig?) before a restrained hop bitterness comes in, adding some pine notes. Bitter lemony finish with a spicy aftertaste. Enjoyed this.
Hop_Hedonist (165) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good quality ale - very English style so more malt than hops. Iím into APA hop bombs so am not enamoured with this style and my points reflect that.