strings (377) - Sydney, - OCT 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Caramel fruitcake with some licorice lacing. Rich flavours with a slightly mass-produced fakey feel.
hohops (691) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 edition. Appearance- murky copper, with an amber hue. A really small light brown head which quickly fades. Aroma- bready malt, toffee and caramel, sweet raisin, caramel biscuit. Taste- sugary boozy dark fruit, raisin with hints of plum, Belgian dubbel, banana bread, lots of malt, caramel biscuity backbone, red wine hints, fluffy slightly sticky mouthfeel. Everything is in place, although it doesn’t quite all come together.
bergstaden (2120) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden with a white head - Sweet caramel malt aroma - Sweet caramel malt body - Sweet malt goes into the finish - This was nice
phfyysik (391) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2014. Pours amber with small head. Nice old nose. Aroma is orange, caramel, raisins, some malts, cola. Taste is woody, some oak or even ash wood. Some sweets and caramel notes as well. After is slightly bitter. Very good beer!
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu. Pours amber with small yellowish head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, honey, hay, bread. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, slight bitterness, Medium body. Nice beer.
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle from Beer Express. Best After (??!?) 25/05/14. Pours a nice clear coppery colour, second pour murky and rusty brown; the light beige head is brief. The aroma’s at first fresh caramel, then deepens to a more orangey and marmalady, some dark fruits - figs, raisins - too. Tastes sweet with a bit of earthy-herbal finishing bitterness. Not too multilayered. Thin prickly carbonation, mediumish body, slight stickiness on the palate. Pretty good overall, despite the somewhat bland taste. Liked the aroma much more.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma is oxidised, sherry, dried fruit, caramel. Taste of sherry, cardboard, caramel, sultanas. Little sweet and bitter.
ContemplateBeer (1918) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 2008 bottle from Keg Liquors; split four ways. Aroma: A nice treacle pudding type nose with some raisin and nuts. Appearance: Unfiltered cola brown pour with a bone colored head that settles into a ring. Flavor: Still a fairly vibrant, maltier beer with raisin/sweet malts up front, and an almond liqueur sharpness towards the finish, which has an earthy dryness (pride of ringwood?). Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, bitter (for the style) finish. Overall: I thought this was still a very enjoyable ale, even at it’s age. While it seems that others have not appreciated the 2008 vintage on the same level I have, I definitely think it’s worth a shot, especially if you like aged ales of this kind.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sediment! Got a lot in my glass but was still fine. Tasty shit. I'd try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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ANZUShophunter (239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2015 (cellaring another for comparison). Pours cloudy amber with ale yeast and sweet malt on the nose. Rich malt profile for the tastebuds that help hide the ethanol. This is the best beer in the Coopers range in my opinion.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 vintage : a hazed dark amber ale with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity vinous malt with treacle, licorice notes, light grassy hops, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, light grassy hops, light oxidation, very thin, past its prime.