lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
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!
TourDeBeer (121) - 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
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
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.