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

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


sm89walt's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, - DEC 26, 2007
37,5cl bottle. 2007 vintage. This is an unclear amber colour with a smallish off-white head that rapidly diminishes. Its aromas are sweet and full of raw malty characteristics with the slight appearance of alcohol. The alcohol is also noticeable in the flavours, but the main flavour profiles are fruity, however none appear terribly distinguishable. A pleasing bitter finish with some dryness of the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1146) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
Couleur cuivrée, très légère mousse blanche.Nez bien houblonné, caramel doux, fruité. Gout malté caramel doux, bien épicé et réglisse, note fruitée sucrée figues. Bon corps, assez rond en bouche. Fin épicée, caramel doux. Pas mal

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2620) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
(Coopers Vintage Ale) Bottle 355ml at home, 2013 vintage. Served into a snifter, ABV 7.5% Deep red colour on the body, tall and thick tan head with very good retention, leaving lines of lacing as it collapses. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, raisins, lots of fruity notes, light bubblegum, figs, light alcohol after a deep sniff. Nice taste, sweet with red and dark fruits, caramel, light vanilla, figs, prunes, notable alcohol. Medium thin body, carbonation on the high side. Very good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (444) - SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
Hazy amber colour, big head and big lace. Smell is very faint, apples I think and caramel. Medium body and correct carbonation. Taste of fruits, apples and apricots. Easily drinkable, but I don’t feel nothing special in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jice (123) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
(2013) Houblon, malts, caramel, vegetal. Un bon équilibre, bière qui mérite une meilleure distribution, les australiens ont là une bonne bière!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (698) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1163) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (201) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vinhol (310) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
2014 vintage malty aroma dark amber with thick off white head taste is almost vanilla with slightly hoppy finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1330) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Vintage 2007

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


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