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


on tap

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RATINGS: 738   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2005
October 02 version.Pours brown with hints of nuts and brandy.The alcohol had some presence but was not overwhelming.I just didnt care for this beer.The finish had some alcohol lasting on my mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 2004 bottle from local bottle-o. Caramelly aroma, but quite weak on the nose. The head was off-white, almost beige, and hung around like a persistent blowie(ie a long time). Sweet initial flavour, tending towards bitter on the aftertaste. Very full in the mouth. OK, but nothing to write home about. I’d like to compare this to other vintages 2006: Tasted quite young, but I don’t know if this will improve much. Very fruity aroma and on tasting. Something about it reminds me of JS Hop Thief - not a good thing for me. Maybe I’ll put a bottle away for an experiment, because the 2004 version was definitely better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2005
<font face="times new roman">Muddy brown-red-yellow hue topped with a quickly fading foamy, off-white head. The carnival is in town! A young child eagerly paws at his mother for a caramel apple. Faded and dusty tents litter the fairground. Slightly stale peanuts are sold by the bag. Middle of the road sweetness and acidity throughout with only a touch of bitterness showing through in the end. Slick, oily, carbonated apple juice...now with Carny goodness.
10.09.06 exp. date, 12.7 oz bottle, snifter.</font>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Sampled at RBESG 2005 - vintage 2004.
Pours an ugly muddy color with a fluffy off-white head. Malty and earthly aroma with a dusty and somewhat fusty edge. Dry and rancid flavor of malt, yeast and spices with little alcohol present. Ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Hazy dark amber color. no head. Aroma of rich malt, honey and tea, maybe darjeeling. tastes like mead with roasted honey. odd...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2007
2006 vintage. Tasted December 2006. Murky chestnut with a fizzy, disappearing off-white head. Almost enough yeast to pitch directly into your fermenter. Aroma is caramelly, with tea-like hints. More caramel in the mouth, a little drying toffee character, dark fruits and alcohol warmth. Some stony notes in the medium bitterness. Mild astringency and yeasty bite on the palate. Med-heavy mouthfeel, light carbonation. Didn’t come together like I’d hoped. May improve with age but probably won’t be great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy murky brown with very little head. Aroma was very sweet like flavored sugar. Taste was both sweet and sour. It was too thin for the appearance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
This copper ale poured with a thin beige head that dissipated quickly. There is a tasty malt flavor with a chalky more bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
NoBud4Me (3) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2008 does not count
Lots of character. It matures over time. Lucy to find this beer in the southeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
375ml bottle, vintage 2006, picked up at Utobeer and drunk back home in Tromsø while watching the EURO2008 match between Germany and Turkey on TV. Pours an airy, semi-white head over a murky, dark brownish body. Straightforward malty to the nose. The flavour has also got a malty character with emerging notes of bitter, dark fruits added a herbal touch. A brandy-like alcohol is present throughout. It is, indeed, too much alcohol to the taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Worth drinking, though (25.06.2008).

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