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


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RATINGS: 741   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2004
2004 release. This is nice enough. Spicy little finish off a fairly light palate. Initial malt etc, alcohol is not overly dominant but is apparent. I really ought to buy a bunch of this and try it in a couple years. However I ought to do that with some other beers first, probably wonít.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DragonStout (1409) - 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. Iíd like to compare this to other vintages 2006: Tasted quite young, but I donít 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 Iíll 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Best before 10-09-06 Bottle poured a cloudy copper with a small, quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, a bit of dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of cocoa. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of honey with a clean, sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber rustic sort of leather. nutty and vint taste. Some wood charachteristics and a mild milked bitter. caramel and malty. Decent. Fullers seems to be the over-achiever in this class though.

   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. Didnít come together like Iíd hoped. May improve with age but probably wonít 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.

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