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


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RATINGS: 695   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of apple, sherry and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty dull and bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2003 Batch #4: I didn't care for this one. Sweet, amber colored and cloudy. Not too strong for a storng ale. Very little hops character, only malts sweetness. Somewhat sticky finish. Mama told me not to come.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
(BOttle 37,5 cl) Unclear, greyish amber and a small off-white head. Weird, indefinable smell - not very pleasant. Some caramel in the flavour and then really nothing much. Quite a disappointment. 160805

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12.7 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Charlottesville, VA. Pours a muddled brown color with very large unappealing floaties. Medium head, poor head retention and poor lacing. Aroma of banana, toffee and grain. Taste is very grainy, with some fruit and toffee notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Poured hazy amber, caramel, malty, cardboard, little herbal hops, little bready, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
holdan (260) - USA - SEP 8, 2010
Amber with small head. fruity, plum jam aroma, malt. First comes a taste of sweet fruit and malt. Secondly comes the bitterness of hops and strength of alcohol. Body medium, text slight oily, carb average, finish lasting bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer is an ugly murky brown with a light tan. Not much retention or lacing. The aroma is light with a little malts. The taste is bad, thankfully we were splitting this and I didn’t have much to drink. It was bitter with bad hops. The feel was ok, but not drinkable at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
pours hazy dark golden, orange tint, with a very small disappering off-white head. aroma is caramel-butterscotch all over, some candied sugar, hint of sweetness, bubble gum. sort of has more of a belgium yeasty profile than an english one. light to medium hopping - herbal and citrusy with a dry short finish. fizzy, almost harsh carbonation, light body. meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Small bottle, 2010. Hazy dark amber with sediment and a nice creamy light biege head. Quite fruity, esters, toffee, watery, caramel malt. Mild body, moderate carbonation, again seems watered down a bit with some malt, faint hops on the finish. Maybe this one just needs more time but it was almost like it was an echo of a beer.

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