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


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RATINGS: 703   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2006
Batch: Oct. 4, 2002. This reddish-orange beer poured with a small fizzy light brown head which didn’t stay too long and left little lacing. The beer is cloudy and heavily particulate. Malt aromas include nuts, toffee, caramel, and bourbon, with little hop aromas due to the age. Definitely a bit of that doughy yeast presence along with suggestions of butterscotch. Lots of sediment. The beer is creamy and thick on the palate and strongly alcoholic, though not unpleasantly so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2003
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
When in Adelaide drink Coopers... because thats all there is! I'm just kidding but it was definately nice to see some quaility beer on tap in this part of Oz. The bartender suggested I give it a try and I was very pleased. It is slight sweet with a nice creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TourDeBeer (116) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
A nice dark feel and flavour. Certianly one of the better brews from this brewer.....highly recommended

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackbock (111) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2009
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2002
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2008
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.

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