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


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RATINGS: 686   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
27th May 2012
2007 Vintage! Clear deep amber beer. Short lived bubbly white head. Light palate, crispy and semi dry. Caramel malt, light oxidisation I think. Creamy and dry. Faint orange hops. Dry finish. A bit tired possibly. A 2009 bottle provided a bi more zing and less oxidisation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13114) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle at home (2007 edition)... Crisp clear copper... sweet little caramel malt ... bit clawing rich little tartness little juicy defintly lots of flavour ... quite bitter... Not lived up to expectations but might mature better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12741) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottke at home. Cloudy red/amber - white head. Candy, sweetness caramel, alchoclic, high malty, yeasty, light bitterness, raisins, fruity, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
2004 bottle from Utobeer. Cloudy chestnut colour with lasting white head. Excellent hop aroma. Good malts too. I like it. Good balance and nice flavours

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle. (2006 vintage) Deep golden pour, with microfloaties bluring the body, and a beige head on top. Fruity and caramelly aroma and flavor with some beef-stock. It finishes fruity, with caramel and some roasted malt. Medium body. Quite nice, with a pleasant balance between fruit and caramel. I would like a full body and more pronounced flavor and aroma though. (070809)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (11886) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2005
Bottled 375ml, vintage 2004 (best after 04/2008)
Nut brown, small tan head. Plums, licorice in the nose. Alcoholic, fruity with plums, dates. Foamy carbonation. Bitter alcoholic aftertaste with licorice notes. Nice Westvleteren 12 clone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
Muddy brown. Aroma - banana, vanilla, slight medicinally phenols. Mango, date and passion fruit esters. Yeasty and phenolic palate. Dryish finish shows some alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of caramel, dustiness, medicinal, and a bit fruity. Flavor of malt and light fruit with a dry and somewhat chalky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2004
(Batch No.4, Oct. 2002) Hazy peach-amber body with dead yeast everywhere, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity (melon, berry), light peat. Taste is medium sweet, fruity (peach, melon), finishing with some peat and alcohol. Creamy medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009

Date: August 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: spicy malt aroma, sweet caramel, light fruityness, lots of earthyness, plenty of spicyness, light sweaty character, fleeting fusel alcohol
Flavor: dry malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, hint of fruityness, balancing earthyness, plenty of bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

Date: August 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, hint of peppery alcohol, touch of fruity tartness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity character is dried out by an earthyness, light bitterness yields to a long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

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