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


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The flavour lies somewhere between our Sparkling Ale and Stout but the texture and appearance is less syrupy and cleaner. Coopers Dark Ale is top fermented in the traditional manner. A combination of dark and medium-roasted malt produces this rich, flavoursome brew that's especially satisfying in nippy weather.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Catadobe (112) - - SEP 5, 2003
A very safe traditional Australian tasting stout. Hard to split the differance from Carlton Black to Abbotsford Stout. As usual a quality product from Coopers Brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tezminator (82) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2016
Nice and simple, easy to drink dark ale. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with mild notes of coffee and something toffee-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itsumishi (45) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
My favorite Coopers offering and one of the better beers from the really big breweries in Australia (although maybe not if you consider Little Creatures and the ilk that have been bought out)... Poured from a stubby. Dark brown with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is dark roast coffee and malt. Palate is thin and carbonated, better after its gone a little flat. Flavour is coffee, malt, sweet and biscuit. Its certainly not the best brown in town, but at $16 a sixer, its drinkable and value for money.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrmoe (6) - - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
I know it is a little low in alcohol at on 4.5 %,but the flavours,taste and aroma are all there to be enjoys. Coopers always deliver a good beer and this one along with the extra stout are brilliant. Coopers dark is delicious with anything off the grill!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 16, 2015
Found tasting notes from my 2009 trip to Australia. Bottle to glass from Brick, Melbourne. Caramel, medium malt. Thin, but smooth texture. One of my favorites down under.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - SEP 4, 2015
Colorao marrom acobreada,lquido levemente licoroso,espuma formou um creme bege mdio com boa durao,deixando marcas no copo at o final;aroma com malte tostado em destaque,aparecendo notas carameladas,toffe,frutas secas e vermelhas;sabor segue o aroma,porem com lpulo aparecendo com suave frutado e amargor,mdia carbonatao,corpo baixo/mdio,final adocicado,bem refrescante para o estilo,gostei,recomendo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3739) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
On holiday dark brown colored body with an off white head and a hop chocolate malt aroma a malt hop sweet taste with a little bitter finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (1051) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle into glass, Coopers Alehouse, Syd Airport. Faint hop nose. Murky brown beer with film of suds. Medium body, flat mouthfeel. Surprisingly bitter for a Brown Ale. Its alright, bit boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1739) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
From a bottle. Super smooth with balanced flavours, mild roasted bitterness, thin bodied. Nice stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Hazy brown color beer with a light brown frothy head that goes away very quickly. Aroma is roasted with caramel and toffee notes. Flavor is sweet with almost no bitterness; fruit hints. Body is thin and carbonation is high. The end is dry with a medium duration.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
The aroma is that smell you get from a sticky bar with too much shithouse beer poured on it, pours really fizzy with no head, carbonation almost instantly goes though. It tastes like an old shoe, disappointed theres a kangaroo on the label, this doesnt represent Australian beer.

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