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

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RATINGS: 687   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2004
2002 Batch. Dark Amber colouring with an off-white head. Strong sweet fruity, sugar aroma. Aroma is alot stronger than the sweet, fruity, tangy, nutty flavour. Waiting in anticipation for what the 2003 batch will be like.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TourDeBeer (99) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Murky brown/red color with a light tan head. Nose of plum &/or apricots. Nice malty palate with a delicate alcohol intensaity and a smooth bitter finish at the back end. Better winter ale then in the middle of June. Nonetheless a very nice ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padilha (91) - BRAZIL - FEB 4, 2012
As cervejas da Coopers possem uma bela aparência. Essa em especial demonstra uma coloração laranja enferrujada, com visíveis fragmentos de lúpulo no copo. Cerveja bem forte, mas ao mesmo tempo bem maltado, dando uma sensação notavelmente encorpada. Safra 2009. Uma cerveja de respeito! Muito boa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a beautiful hazy hazelnut color with an off-white head. Nose full of succulent malts, caramel, and mouthwatering hops on the tip. Hoppy but malty on the tongue with notes of oak, caramel, and licorice. Delicious! But missing something...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michclark (88) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2011
if you want a beer with lots of flavour this is it my friends! great aroma and taste with a very pleasing finish. highly recommend!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle(2013 vintage) pours a very Deep Earthy red colour. Aroma is of fruits and a slight ethanol aroma. Taste.Has a nice fruity character and a slight alcohol taste, and a flavour i can best describe as somewhat of a combination between a burnt, bitter and espresso flavour also some general fruit flavours. Overall. good solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Amber-copper in color with a small white head. The aroma reminds me of corona with notes of cereal, malt, and a bit of honey. The flavor is sweet with notes of cereal and malt which made for a bland flavor. The texture is watery. Overall its not bad...drinkable, but nothing special.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled. Wow, yeah! Great, complex flavours and aromas: orange, malt, prunes, hops, flowers, wood, alcohol, yeast, caramel... it’s all there. Good mouthfeel and a nice aged aftertaste, makes you think of oak barrels or something like that. Very highly reccomended.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Batch 4-OCT/2002 Dark orange with a reddish tint. Good head that settled to a thin layer. Some lacing down the glass. Large bits of sediment floating in the glass. I should have read the bottle closer. I didn't realize it was bottle conditioned. Nice orange/citrus flavor with a hint of nuttiness. Decent mouth-feel but could have done without with the floaties.


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