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


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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle. Shared with blankboy and garthicus. Purchased at Discount Liquors, May 2007. Slightly hazy amber, very small off-white head. Mild sweet aroma, citrus, some alcohol. Taste - same - some alcohol and herbal bitterness, but pretty bland. Light body, not much carbonation - not much of anything, really - this has broken down into a bit fat bottle of nuffin’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Strong raw fruity yeasty notes with sweet caramel and apple juice. Amber pour, clear, with a large rocky, smoothly frothy beige head. Taste is sweet malt and alcohol, more of those pale malts and apple juice, light yeastiness (though dense in suspension) and fermented at higher temperatures. Light body just a step above watery, dries significantly out by the end. Crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Dark cooper colour, malty, chocolaty. Good carbonation. Thin head. A bit bitter at the end and short finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3218) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
375 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. DE 23/09.

App.: Almost clear, deep copper with a weak, off-white head. Aroma: Nutty, dark fruits, some molasses and brown sugar, a vegetal note that I can’t quite identify, maybe canned peas?, a little earthy burnt sugar. Palate: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Flav.: The vegetal note is more pronounced, still some decent nutty, dark dried fruits and brown sugar malts, a touch woody, some rum, a wee bit of minty herbals; dry with some bitterness and a pleasant brown sugar/nutty finish.

Not nearly as nice as other Vintage Ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle shared with Deanso. Amber brown pour, small white head with no retention. Aroma is floral with slight malt. Flavor has same aspects with some caramel and a bitter sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Cloudy amber color; generous head, compact. Aroma of caramel and sugar, lightly soapy. Ordinary body strength; it has caramel flavor, and unfortunately also a metallic touch, that makes the final a bit harsh; a high yeast presence also makes it a bit astringent; there are also traces of sweet liquorice and vegetables. Nothing spectacular here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsquirrel29 (80) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Right on the borderline of being too hoppy, but otherwise a nice beer. It says it’s an English Strong ale, but I thought it was more like an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6544) - 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 (1275) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2004
8 May 2004 - Sweet spicy hop malt aroma. Nice light brown colour, no lacing or head. Short taste, light malt, sweet spirious and spicy hop flavours. Thinish fizzy palate.

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