dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hold the phone Reg, Im gonna start ranting. Fresh for 2002, this shit is well good, and I expect you to go and buy a sixy right now. It makes one remember why one likes (and bothers to spend time rating) beer in the first place. There is for sure some woodiness in the flavour esp. aftertaste with an overripe citris-y thing goin on. For real. From my shitty experience, it sort of has a belgian strong ale character mixed with the unique Coopers fruityness they get from their warm-temperature-friendly yeast. The head disappeared in the first minute though, which is a tad disappointing, because it seemed quite creamy when I poured it into dubs famous beer goblet. Holy shit, Im coming back for more on this one... cant wait til next September Dr Tim!
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep orange, almost brown, and cloudy. Minimal beige head with light retention around the edges. Aroma of sweet apple cider, Demerara sugar, Concord grapes, and spices. Flavour is less impressive, quite sweet with noticeable apple cider and grapes and a light hop back but not much else. Mouthfeel is a little too light for the style in my estimation. Overall not a bad effort though, I may try aging some.
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle : 2012
Aroma: bread, yeast,
Appearance: amber, hazy, tan foam,
taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness,
finish :dry, bitter,
final notes, buy two anyone reading this and put one away. Would be alot better in two years
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice dark feel and flavour. Certianly one of the better brews from this brewer.....highly recommended
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch # Oct 1st1998. Rated &consumed 3rd Oct 2001.
Medium aromatics of demerara, but floral overtones of hyacinth/fushia lighten the mood. A very, rounded clean palate will follow a sip or a gulp, yet circulate the strong flavours of oak, red roses, port and dutch licorice.
I am not worthy..4.9/5
Batch # October 2001 Rated October 2001
Green nose and subsequent juvenile head and toffee appley crappy. Get the hint. It does travel well & in time, (brown bottle, stable brew) is brilliant. Kick it toward the 18 month premium ’Use By’ and experience the birth of a magnificent ale. 3.9/5 ReRate Batch# 4-Oct-2002. The first Vintage batch from the new premises. Different again. A mid sienna colour with a definate green tinge. No head to speak of and no lacing.Lightly fizzy with stong aroma of egg, grass, orange. Well hidden alcohol 7.5%, flavour hints of cardamon,grapefruit, must and cigarboxes. Smooth bitterness is still very green flavoured and needs at least another year to develop. Very clean strong finish. Well made. $60AUS 24x375mls, Get’em while their hot!
blackbock (110) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle -2008 vintage)
Low carbonation, hazy copper-brown colour with some typical coopers ’floaties’.
Warm alcohol with some syrupy toffee flavours. Almost no hops up front, but a bitter finish. If this is Coopers’ idea of a keeper, they should go back to the drawing board, mine was already past its best and had no outstanding characteristics.
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008. nose of burnt toffee, cardboard, fruity. Deep rich honeyed orange/brown color. Hazy. Hot on the palate even though its only 7.5%. Aromas follow through on palate. Tons of woody malt, dogfood? Some nice fruit qualities, but all out of wack on the balance. Too bad Coopers is sticking to the 150 yr old family recipe, cause they all suck. Pretty much par for the course for Aussie beer in general. Will they ever get over their penchant for cheap, flavorless beer, not that this is either, but seriously, when is the rest of the world going to get to taste anything worth its salt from AU. Finish sucks. Wow.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an extraordinary beer! Sweet, bitter, rich. His most glorious Lordship is rather pleased with this ale and looks forward to tasting it when it has matured. He is confident that it will be quite unlike anything else.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ the Malthouse. Nice Amber/copper colour, but slightly hazey. Slightly funky on the nose: sweet, dusty and slightly fruity. Also has slightly dusty flavour with not much hops. Slightly thin on the palate.
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark red. cloudy, with some evident carbonation. lively creamy coloured head. not a great deal of aroma. caramel, bready maltiness some flavour of strawberry, with medium bitterness. fairly smooth with a little lingering sweetness.