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


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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rds (230) - USA - JUL 11, 2009
A wonderful hazy caramel color and alluring aroma are disappointed by a somewhat lacking flavor and odd aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2007
A nice looking amber colored beer with lots going on in the glass. The aroma was a little hard if you know what I mean, if fact it smelled like a 7.5% alcohol beer. The flavor followed suit and was a little hard to swallow for my taste, with the finish being much of the same and a litte bitter. I did appreciate the dark yeast in the bottle of the glass and I do think that the folks at Cooper are definitely moving in the right direction, but this beer is just ho-hum for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2002
Batch No. 4-OCT/2002 Vintage: Same one as Duff.. hmmmmm vintage, must look up the definition of that. They had a year off producing this stuff, so this one should be good. [Later]Pretty tasty, prefer the vintage stout. Fairly smooth, with a bit of an initial acidic bite. Creamy. It gets better with every bottle. Sweetness comes though a lot more as time passes. Kinda interesting colour. Let it warm up a bit and you will see. Oh and make sure you pour those lumpy bits into the glass, they add a real edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2009
2008 edition, with a vigoursly hirsute gentleman on label. Almost purple burgundy in colour, small off white head and a few small bubbles up the side of the glass. Sweet fermented blueberries aroma, mildly bitter, smooth. I’ll put 3 away for this time next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goleiro (221) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Pewnie sporo po terminie, ale bardzo ułożone, złożony i bogaty smak i aromat, bardzo dobre ale, bliskie do belgów.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Not very impressive for a once a year special brew. Poured a cloudy dark orange dispite the best pouring technique I could muster. Aroma is soft but ripe fruits and citrusy hops can be detected. The are some good flavors of peach, apricot, vanilla, caramel, and hops(american?). Body does not seem too watery, but I expected a fuller body for this style and the flavors the beer has.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gustavofnd (217) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - AUG 29, 2015
Ótima cerveja. Um bom amargor é um bom amora. Comprei no pão de açúcar. Vale tomar novamente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Cloudy amber pour with lots of sediment. Off-white head with a dense lace. Licorice, caramel and honey malts, though not sweet. Medium body, some citrus hops. Prefer this one with the sediment left behind and it definitely benefits from being served at cellar temps. Will age one of these for a while and see where she goes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buena strong ale sabor a ale pasada por barrica con buena gradacion alchoolica,buen lupulo mediamente persistente en el after taste,buena cerveza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle from Tesco Whitstable. This cloudy mahogany English strong ale had a distinct Belgium vibe - loads of chocolate and dark rummy fruit aromas. The chocolate carries through to the taste, although the sweet dark fruits are rather curtailed. A dollop of Vegemite and alcohol at the end. However in all a good stab by Coopers.

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