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

bottled
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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


harrisoni's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, - MAR 27, 2006
2004 bottle from Utobeer. Cloudy chestnut colour with lasting white head. Excellent hop aroma. Good malts too. I like it. Good balance and nice flavours


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2016
couple of 2015 bottles after the disappointing pilsner it is good to taste a decent coopers ale this poured quite silty golden brown & is full of malty fruity goodness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (709) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
2014 edition. Appearance- murky copper, with an amber hue. A really small light brown head which quickly fades. Aroma- bready malt, toffee and caramel, sweet raisin, caramel biscuit. Taste- sugary boozy dark fruit, raisin with hints of plum, Belgian dubbel, banana bread, lots of malt, caramel biscuity backbone, red wine hints, fluffy slightly sticky mouthfeel. Everything is in place, although it doesn’t quite all come together.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
Dark golden with a white head - Sweet caramel malt aroma - Sweet caramel malt body - Sweet malt goes into the finish - This was nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (450) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottled 2014. Pours amber with small head. Nice old nose. Aroma is orange, caramel, raisins, some malts, cola. Taste is woody, some oak or even ash wood. Some sweets and caramel notes as well. After is slightly bitter. Very good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1273) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu. Pours amber with small yellowish head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, honey, hay, bread. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, slight bitterness, Medium body. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1326) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2015
2014 bottle from Beer Express. Best After (??!?) 25/05/14. Pours a nice clear coppery colour, second pour murky and rusty brown; the light beige head is brief. The aroma’s at first fresh caramel, then deepens to a more orangey and marmalady, some dark fruits - figs, raisins - too. Tastes sweet with a bit of earthy-herbal finishing bitterness. Not too multilayered. Thin prickly carbonation, mediumish body, slight stickiness on the palate. Pretty good overall, despite the somewhat bland taste. Liked the aroma much more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma is oxidised, sherry, dried fruit, caramel. Taste of sherry, cardboard, caramel, sultanas. Little sweet and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1926) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 2008 bottle from Keg Liquors; split four ways. Aroma: A nice treacle pudding type nose with some raisin and nuts. Appearance: Unfiltered cola brown pour with a bone colored head that settles into a ring. Flavor: Still a fairly vibrant, maltier beer with raisin/sweet malts up front, and an almond liqueur sharpness towards the finish, which has an earthy dryness (pride of ringwood?). Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, bitter (for the style) finish. Overall: I thought this was still a very enjoyable ale, even at it’s age. While it seems that others have not appreciated the 2008 vintage on the same level I have, I definitely think it’s worth a shot, especially if you like aged ales of this kind.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Sediment! Got a lot in my glass but was still fine. Tasty shit. I'd try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (247) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from 2015 (cellaring another for comparison). Pours cloudy amber with ale yeast and sweet malt on the nose. Rich malt profile for the tastebuds that help hide the ethanol. This is the best beer in the Coopers range in my opinion.


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