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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12380) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Hazy amber color, average head. Smells pretty sweet. Taste yeast and caramel. Decent carbonation and body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2011
2008 bottle. Amber color. Vinous, slightly dusty aroma with notes of toffee and cognac. Vinous, slightly perfumed flavor, slightly dusty with cognac notes. Slightly alcoholic. Malty and matured (perhaps a bit too matured) but the balance could be better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11881) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Botlle 4-Oct/2002. Pours hazy and muddy copper, straw and orange with a small frothy off-white head that qucikly becomes an edgy and rocky film. Caramel malt (straw, hay) toffee and grape, plum hop with cellared oak notes and yeast (dough). Flavor is warm caramel malt buttery and fizzy with a lightly hopped finish and oak notes. Medium bodied fizzy and warming palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2010
from Erzbierschof - cloudy copper-brown coloured and with a persistent firm beige foam; nice lacework; solid malty and yeasty aroma with notes of red fruits and flowery hops; full-bodied and with a fair carbonation; a solid bitterness and a long malty nutty and fruity hoppy finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12.7 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Charlottesville, VA. Pours a muddled brown color with very large unappealing floaties. Medium head, poor head retention and poor lacing. Aroma of banana, toffee and grain. Taste is very grainy, with some fruit and toffee notes. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
Bottled (Vintage 2004): Orange coloured. Dusty. Off white small head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Light vineous notes. Flavour is sweet and caramelly. Is a bit dry. Has some pruny notes. Is quite pleasant and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours a deep brown color with golden and reddish hues. Thin off-white head that dissipates to a film quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Light nuts and malt in the nose with hints of peppery alcohol. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated with flavors of nuts, figs and malt. Touches of spicy hops and alcohol as well. The finish is chewy and sweet with a light astringency in the background. Above average overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Brown pour with a nice creamy beige head. Maple syrup, dates, rum soaked raisins and caramel aroma. Flavor has dried figs, dates, raisins and some nice rich yeast. Hops add a slight tingle, but this beer is about the malt and fruit flavors. Nice beer. Best ive had from this brewery by far.


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