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

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
2000 - virtually no head. Nice slightly malty aroma. Body is well balanced, and this brew definitely ages well. Will have to open another one in another year or two.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
I had a bottle that was produced in Oct of 2000. This was incredibly mellow and well aged. A nice murky dark brown pour with some amber highlights showing through. A very tiny soda l ike head, that quickly dissipates and leaves some very nice lacing behind. The taste is very mellow and full of flavor. Essences of dark fruits and a balance that is sledom achieved in this style of beer. Thanks to Belgianhomebrew.

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 (7132) - 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.


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