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

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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
Had so much of this lately that I'd thought I'd better put it up. The Oct 2002 batch is getting really good right about now (Oct 2003) and it's bloody tasty. There is a hint of garam masala or something and the classy citrus thing you get in some Belgian Triples. Anyway, can't wait for the next attempt; this is a rare Aussie success.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Batch No 4-Oct/2002 Pours a very cloudy burnt-orange with lots of sediment floating around. Decent head but no lacing. Smells fruity-sweet; not quite estery, though. Taste is, well, like a Coopers. There's something yeasty/acidic I find in most Coopers and it's definately present here. The more I drink of this the worse it gets. It's more of an aftertaste, really. Otherwise, this is malty with apricot hint and no hop presence at all. Mouthfeel is watery with the serious aftertaste. Overall, this is going down the drain. I really wanted to like this beer, too.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
batch 4-Oct/2002: yelowy orange-brown. cloudy with chunks, and no head. looks like my dodgy homebrew lager. sweet alcohol smell. sweet to taste and a little bit of malt. has an aftertaste of roasted malt. a bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Batch No 4-Oct/2002 - A small slightly frothy head, lovely deep orange colour - well presented. Smells malty and rich - an enticing ale. Starts slightly sweet, a dollop of malt not much bitterness/alcohol fairly well hidden but still clearly present, quite dry. Just a bit too strong for me. cheers

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2003
Initial thoughts are good. Tasty and strong. But then the aftertaste kicked in. Very bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Batch No. 3-Oct-2000: Pours a dark copper with a thick cream-colored head. Heavy dark fruit, butterscotch, complex caramel malty aroma. Sweet malty body has good balance and a dry hop-bitter finish. Good lightly syrupy texture. This vintage has aged very well. Thanks to JPDIPSO for this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Batch #4 October 2002: Pours cloudy brown with small white head. Candied malt nose with some fruit, hard to put a finger on. Possibly apples. Fruit and malt in the flavors, finishing with some hops. Some alcohol at then end as well. Pretty good english strong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Pours a lightly haze aurburn color with lazy head. Aroma is mild but has present hops and dark fruit from the malt. Flavor is lightly sweet with an aftertaste of alcohl. This wasn't too bad, I might want to try it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 02 vintage, Not much of a head ,caramel malt aromas and also apples. Flavour is well balanced between the malt and hops with more apples and fruit showing,alcohol is present but not overdone. Colour was murky mahogany?. 04 vintage, caramel, burnt toffee and you can taste the Cascade hops as well. Might have put one down to see if it gets better as I preferred the 02 vintage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2002 vintage: An orange/amber color and somewhat small off white head start off this brew. Nose is malty and somewhat rich...pretty nice! Flavor is well malted, deep, and full. It really fills the mouth, and has a nice dry finish that lasts a while! A good english strong!


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