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


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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (305) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Flight of 2004, 2006, and 2008 vintages tasted in 2014. All w hints of raisin and marmalade and a bit sweet. 2008 has a sharper almost cider note. Winey acidic coppery aftertaste. 2006 has malted toffee on the front. 2004 has Christmas cake and the most white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1860) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2015
Cervesa molt maltosa, destaquen tocs a caramel i a galeta, l’alcohol està molt ben integrat. Cerveza muy maltosa, destacan toques a caramelo y a galleta, el alcohol esta muy bien integrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (849) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
Bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter, sterk en licht zoet met ietwat karamel. Blijft lang hangen. Jaargang 2014 gedronken. Erg goed bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1834) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
Couleur cuivrée, très légère mousse blanche.Nez bien houblonné, caramel doux, fruité. Gout malté caramel doux, bien épicé et réglisse, note fruitée sucrée figues. Bon corps, assez rond en bouche. Fin épicée, caramel doux. Pas mal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3416) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
(Coopers Vintage Ale) Bottle 355ml at home, 2013 vintage. Served into a snifter, ABV 7.5% Deep red colour on the body, tall and thick tan head with very good retention, leaving lines of lacing as it collapses. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, raisins, lots of fruity notes, light bubblegum, figs, light alcohol after a deep sniff. Nice taste, sweet with red and dark fruits, caramel, light vanilla, figs, prunes, notable alcohol. Medium thin body, carbonation on the high side. Very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (556) - SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
Hazy amber colour, big head and big lace. Smell is very faint, apples I think and caramel. Medium body and correct carbonation. Taste of fruits, apples and apricots. Easily drinkable, but I don’t feel nothing special in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jice (210) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
(2013) Houblon, malts, caramel, vegetal. Un bon équilibre, bière qui mérite une meilleure distribution, les australiens ont là une bonne bière!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1170) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft at epcot’s food and wine festival 2014. Sunburst orange/tan. Aroma is citrus, floral, and toast. Taste adds some caramel and vanilla. Light tart puckery bitterness on the long finish. Medium body, rich feel. Very good overall - Note: the Epcot beer list is wrong and says coopers pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1792) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale ruby brown with a medium off-white head with low retention. Medium body with quite some carbonation. Malts, caramel, vanilla, spices and herbs. A tasty one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (483) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 Deep red-amber pour with big bubbly white head, particulate sediment. High carbonation, medium body. Moderate hop aroma and bitterness. A hint of dried fruit - raisin. Ends with a hint of warming alcohol. To me, probably the best Coopers beer (extra stout is 2nd).

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