Fin (7613) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - DEC 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2004 vintage purchased from Tuckers Maltings online. Poured a hazy amber color with a small off white head, some exotic fruits detected in the aroma, taste very soft but quite rich with vanilla and caramel coming to the fore very nice beer.
jice (112) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2013) Houblon, malts, caramel, vegetal. Un bon équilibre, bière qui mérite une meilleure distribution, les australiens ont là une bonne bière!
John25 (630) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at epcot’s food and wine festival 2014. Sunburst orange/tan. Aroma is citrus, floral, and toast. Taste adds some caramel and vanilla. Light tart puckery bitterness on the long finish. Medium body, rich feel. Very good overall - Note: the Epcot beer list is wrong and says coopers pale ale.
DwarfeD (1105) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Pale ruby brown with a medium off-white head with low retention. Medium body with quite some carbonation. Malts, caramel, vanilla, spices and herbs. A tasty one.
RafeAU (176) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
to me, the best coopers beer (extra stout is 2nd). alcohol warmth, nice malt flavours, subtly sweet. I don’t usually like english style beers but I enjoyed this.
vinhol (290) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 vintage malty aroma dark amber with thick off white head taste is almost vanilla with slightly hoppy finish
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper to brown color with a medium head. Aroma is yeast, cake / bread and a bit floral and citrus. Tasting caramel, dark malt, cola, slightly acidic with a smooth, sweet and slightly bitter finish. Solid malt body and low carbonation. Very nice ale and perfect for a hearty meat dish.
McNeillR (1276) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt golden, thin border of a head. Sweet, surprisingly cinnamon vibrant malt chuck. Suprising carbonation for the age, keeps a sticky sweetness at bay a wee bit and a brassy tinny bitterness. Warming sweetness throughout, a real good kick for the ABV and bonus points it was on a Tesco shelf too regularly. Held up purdy well. Sits nice and sweetly on the finish.
Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting
allmyvinyl (3959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. 2007 vintage. Pours copper brown with a thin white head. Aromas of fruit cake, orange. Taste is sweet, cakey, dried fruit. Prickly carbonation. Ok.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is oxidised, caramel, taste is dry, toffee, cardboard.
KeefOz (951) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best After 24/05/14. (2014 Vintage). Poured a murky brown colour with a few white bubbles for a head plus a few yeast particles as expected. Lacing nil. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma very subtle, virtually nothing. Taste slightly sweet followed by slight bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Light body. Average.