loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 4, Oct. 2002: Nice malty sweet aroma...fruity, mostly apricot. The flavor was very sweet as well...still fruity with not hint of hops bitterness at all. A true malthead's beer.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woah! Heavily sedimented, golden Bronze body, some sweet wheat. Alcohol and woody notes, plus some friuts and flowers as well. A definite vinuous character and a hint of brandy. An alcoholic bite, there's definitely some caramel malts behind it. Big and full initially, then cleans up rather dry, but full of flavor. Decent balance, great complexity.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Batch 4 (8/02): Tasted 28/2/03. Pours cloudy yellow-brown with a typical small coopers head. Aromas of malt, apple and a hint of floral hops. Well balanced flavour, great caramel malt with floral hops. Slightly roasted finish with a hint of wood. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Great value for money, coopers best IMO. Rerate 26/10 (Originally AR7/AP3/OV17): Aroma has gone down hill. Alcohol quite prominant in nose, and no hop aroma present any more. Apperance has improved, decent head, and it lasted! Flavour has mellowed out, fruity plum flavour present now rather than caramel. Still quite enjoyable.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a pleasant find at Trader Joes.Mild hoppy,apple, caramel aroma.Murky brown sparkling appearance with white particles that sink to the bottom.Flavors of mild cocoa with a hoppy licorice lingering dry finish.A good refreshing,complex inexpensive medium/high alcohol ale.Oct 2002 bottle.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 4 October 2002: strong rosy malt aroma, looks like chunky apple cider, thin body that should fill out with age, strong grassy "outback like" bitterness with a sweet finish, needs some aging but still solid
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn't overly impressed, though i do like my english strong ales, this one wasn't strong enough. A muddy swamp like color. Flavors of sour apple, cumquat appear at times. Noting exceptional, but still a good brew that i was honored to have enjoyed from dasilky1's closet of beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Oct 2002 edition: A glowing orange rotting corpse..aroma was orange, vanilla, wood, hop fruitiness..flavor was alcoholic apricots, green apple, pear, maybe some vanilla..semi-chewy mouthfeel..very drinkable yes..however, somewhat plain and boring..
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly
diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, dense tiny particles, bottle
conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of apple, sherry and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly
bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium
body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty dull and bland.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3rd October 2000, and todays date is the 30th Jan 2003, First impression is the wonderful fruity aroma, pours a light brown color with a minimal head. Fruity and malty complex flavour. Fantastic on the palate as it warms, a must have next season.
valdamyr (3) - Mosman, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 2002 Vintage - Superb Australian beer, good balance and taste for a 7.5%. Fruity and sweet, but missing a good creamy head.