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

bottled
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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 My favorite of the Cooper’s beers and one I grab on the rare occasions that I find it. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a cloudy chestnut color with a trace of a white head and huge amounts of sediment. The aroma is a fabulous blend of sweet, tang, nut and caramel. The texture is thick. The flavor is dominated by elements of molasses, maple, caramel, and a little sweet tanginess. The aftertaste is a bit bitter. Overall and incredible scent mixed with an interestingly complex sweet flavor. I will definitely be trying this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
Fruit spice malt spiritus aroma with amber colour and no head. Bitter malt spiritus flavour with long fizzy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2004
Bottled. 2002 Vintage. Hazy amber. Yeast particles. Nutty aroma. Richly malty and nutty with an alcohol presence. Some hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 Bottled. Vintage 2002. Amber colour, hazy with small particles. Not much of an aroma, maybe some toffee. sweet and malty flavour with notes of black pepper. Re-rate. Vintage 2004. All-in-all a bit thinner than the -02. Re-rate 20100925. Vintage 2010 A bit thin, but with potential after a few years storing. Fruity with warming alco-feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2004
Bottled. Batch No. 4th Oct 2002.Honey/amber colour with very little head. The alcohol is well concealed. I didn’t find it overly aromatic but I just had 3 dives on the day. Flavour is a blend o sweet malts with some rough and rustic hop flavours as well. Alcohol begins to show more towards the end. Enjoyed in Sipadan Water Village, Mabal, Malaysia.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Small fading off white head. Toasted malty aroma, slightly citrus like. Opaque medium brown color with obvious sediment. Crisp slightly malty, slightly astringent flavor. Finishes crisp and somewhat bitter. There is not a whole lot here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfhyde (57) - Davis, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Despite saying this beer is “extra strong,” I’d have to disagree--it’s strong, indeed, but not to the veteran beer drinker. To us, it’s just right for those occasions when you’re looking for something tangy. It’s not flat at all, and has a carbonation that reminds me of good Wizens. Also similar to a Wizen, it has a lemony edge to it, though not overpowering. Surprisingly, the aftertaste is not pungent--it leaves your pallet sufficiently satisfied that another sip will not taint the last. The price of this beer, however, is too high. For 7.5% by volume, I’d expect the price to be high, but not $12.00 a six-pack. Perhaps my spirits outlet inflates its prices. All in all, I highly recommend this ale for those days when you’re looking for something strong, yet not disagreeable to the pallet like Arrogant Bastard or Avery’s Imperial Stout. Update: After sampling this offering over the years, I see that it’s not consistent in quality. I’ve downgraded my rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
When in Adelaide drink Coopers... because thats all there is! I'm just kidding but it was definately nice to see some quaility beer on tap in this part of Oz. The bartender suggested I give it a try and I was very pleased. It is slight sweet with a nice creamy texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3351) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2004
12 oz bottle-pours a cloudy golden orange with a huge rocky head with tight carbonation. sour aroma of broken down malts and apple notes. slight soap on the aroma also. To much carbonation. weak palate that was very fizzy. Thanks BBB63 for the bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 11, 2004
2000 Vintage from Whaleman 2004: Poured with a big fluffy white head. Amber colored. Caramel apple aroma. Malty flavor with more apple. Big carbonation. Okay.


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