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


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RATINGS: 721   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 (5205) - 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 (3239) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle, 2009 vintage. Dark amber-brown with small head. Caramel aroma. Roasted malt and caramel flavours with slight citrus taste. Strong after-taste present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
’02 vintage tasted in ’09: Tame nose, caramel malt, thin body, spicey flavour. 5-3-4-1-8. ’06 vintage tasted in ’09: Caramel sweet nose, vanilla, spicet. Fuller body than older vintage. Dry finish. 6-3-6-3-11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3290) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle - 500ml. Amber body with average carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with piney and fruity hints, Its hoppy taste carries oaky notes. Alcohol is relatively well hidden. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. This is not bad, but it is also not a really exciting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
In short: A well brewed but very bland sweet, fruity and herbal amber ale. Beh.
How: Bottle 375ml (cool looking chubby 375 that looks like less than a 12oz). Vintage 2008. Consumed when about between 1.5 and 2 years of age.
The look: Almost clear light brown body, lots of small particles, very small beige head
In long: Nose of brown-sugar based dessert and dinner tea pouch. Taste is, well, you know… beh. Crunchy malts, some brown sugar, light earthy herbal notes, candied apples. Overall very linear, with the same basic taste from the attack to the after-taste. The beer is obviously well brewed, it does have that “in-control” industrial feeling to it. I can’t fault it for anything other than to be bland and I not something I would want to have two bottles in a row. Or even another bottle ever for that matter. A well brewed beer, very drinkable, but very forgettable. But I’m not expecting exciting beers from Australia, not exactly a beer Mecca. I wonder if they call 116 in case of emergency down there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (6559) - 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 (16144) - 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.

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