outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle - 2008 year. Good, but not great. Reminded me of my trip to Australia, which was a bonus!
jice (121) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2013) Houblon, malts, caramel, vegetal. Un bon équilibre, bière qui mérite une meilleure distribution, les australiens ont là une bonne bière!
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Batch No 4-Oct/2002 - A small slightly frothy head, lovely deep orange colour - well presented. Smells malty and rich - an enticing ale. Starts slightly sweet, a dollop of malt not much bitterness/alcohol fairly well hidden but still clearly present, quite dry. Just a bit too strong for me. cheers
TourDeBeer (119) - 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
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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.