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


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RATINGS: 713   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
Coopers has done it again with this superb ale. A complex fruit and spice drop that has a boot polish brown tinge and high foaming head that lasts the glass to the end. Has a mighty kick weighing in on the ABV. The brew we sampled was a little under 3 years old (Oct 2000) as each bottle is numbered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 This beer is big. Big flavour, big ABV, big rich cloudy orange, colour. This beer is an absolute corker. Mr cooper says to savour each beer rather than go silly with it. I couddnt agree more. Deserves a lot of respect and i believe gets it. Plenty of stewed apricots in there, fruity malty, a genuine ale. The only high alcohol beer that disguises its alcohol content like this one. A Killer Brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
Yep, its vintage. Well it tastes old anyway, a bit too skunky aroma for my liking with too many hops. Still it has got a lot going for it, the strong flavour and smoothness on the palate mean that its a fair bit better than the run of the mill oz beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
2008 vintage: the second Coopers beer for me, I have had the brown ale a while back, but this time I am going for the gonzo Cooper. This vintage ale has a dark reddish orange hazy look, it is on the border to becoming opaque as it blocks a majority of the light, fine effers from the bottle conditioning, aromas are malty and contain highlites of candied dried fruits like some apricots, plums, raisins and cherries, some hops intrude when you shake things up, mostly yeast esters and it is nicely complex, the palate is very creamy and tingly and the finish is long and the very end, there is a tinge of bittering right that gives it a dry tart cherry vanilla chapstick kind of finish. It is unique and I like it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
pours a cloudy dirty brown. smells almost belgian with that signature bannana aroma. the taste is all english though. rich malt all over this baby. nice ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Poured from 12.7 oz bottle. 2002 Vintage. Pours dark fusty brown with a cream coloured thin head. This is a rustic brew with weathered leather, tobacco, and chicory on the nose and roasted chestnuts and madeira on the palate. A long and warming finish makes it perfect for winter. As usual with Coopers beers this one has a thick layer of sediment at the bottom which provides an earthy, bready character to the beer. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2009 Year poured in 10/2012. Poured from bottle into pint class. Pours a hazy copper color with a noticeable amount of sediment and an off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty. Alcohol taste is very notable along with sweet malty notes. Alcohol taste lingers in the middle of the tongue. Medium level of carbonation that leaves a slight lingering sharp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
From a bottle - 2008 year. Good, but not great. Reminded me of my trip to Australia, which was a bonus!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TourDeBeer (121) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle : 2012 Aroma: bread, yeast, Appearance: amber, hazy, tan foam, taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, average carbonation, finish :dry, bitter, final notes, buy two anyone reading this and put one away. Would be alot better in two years

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