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


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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12496) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured dark brownish hue with medium off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Good aroma of malt and sweet fruit. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium complex tart fruit flavor with small bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate maltya nd hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter very dry flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
2007 bottle at GBBF 2008. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Dried fruit aroma of priunes and plums. Sweet and full bodied fruity flavour with a quite oxidized impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11928) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottled, 375ml, from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Reddy chestnut with slight white head. Sweet, toffee, butterscotch flavours with a heavy alcohol presence right from the off, quite cloying and palate filling. Quite malty, little on the hop front. A big bruiser and not very refined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
355ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Lovely dry woody nutty aroma. This is English, right? Nottingham yeast? Anna gets apples, I don’t. Lovely woody body, slight nuttiness. Even more nuts in the finish. Soft palate, smooth, pleasant soft carbonation. Damn, this is so English, I love it. Nuttiness, dryness. I want more of this beer. The other fuckers drank it, and they like it less than me. Bastards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Best before 10-09-06 Bottle poured a cloudy copper with a small, quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, a bit of dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of cocoa. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of honey with a clean, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Tesco’s, Earls Court, London.
[vintage 2007]
Clear brownish red with a small creamy off-white head. Nice duration for such a small head. Aroma is sweet, lots of toffee, caramel, light liqourice with some viniousness. Rather highly carbonated, but still rather oily. Flavour is high on sweetish caramel, light dark fruits with a fine hoppy bitterness. Long, lingering and slightly alcoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2008 vintage : a hazed dark amber ale with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity vinous malt with treacle, licorice notes, light grassy hops, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, light grassy hops, light oxidation, very thin, past its prime.

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