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


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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
What a pleasant find at Trader Joes.Mild hoppy,apple, caramel aroma.Murky brown sparkling appearance with white particles that sink to the bottom.Flavors of mild cocoa with a hoppy licorice lingering dry finish.A good refreshing,complex inexpensive medium/high alcohol ale.Oct 2002 bottle.

Mjollnir (415) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2010
375mL bottle, 2009 vintage, decanted. Pours a hazy light amber-brown (with some flakes of sediment depending on how careful the pour is) with a thin head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is dried fruit, caramel, some citrus and some floral notes. The flavours are a bit weaker, with roasted malt and caramel present. Medium sweetness and bitterness, and the alcohol is reasonably well disguised. Medium bodied, average carbonation, fairly smooth with a slightly astringent finish.

Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
Batch No: 4-Oct-2002: Poured an opaque glowing deep orange with a big creamy head that lasted as a thin coverlet till the end. First impression of the aroma was of apricots and calvados. This was followed by very faint, light caramel, and alcohol. When poured with the yeast it displayed fine sweet bready character also. Complex malts dominated the flavour, with some yeast notes towards the end. This was smooth and rich in the mouth (particularly with the yeast), and had a nice light, lingering bitterness. Very, very nice ’late nights by the fire’ beer.

JayBaxter (406) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
Dark deep cloudy brown with a thin lasting off white head and an absolute glassfull of white-ish flaoties. Nice aroma of burnt sugar and malts with a sweet ale like taste...nice build up but falled at the final hurdle.

Blake (398) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Had from bottle - 2008 vintage. Pours dark red/brown with slight tan head. Aroma is full on malts, caramel, slight fruity aroma with just a bit of alcohol. Flavors are surprisingly good. Well balanced malts and spices with a hint of some fruit and the slightest bit of acid. It was good and a pleasant surprise given previous Coopers tastings. A well done vintage ale.

strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Caramel fruitcake with some licorice lacing. Rich flavours with a slightly mass-produced fakey feel.

AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2005 Bottle. 2002 vintage. Better as it warms up. Alcohol taste very present, but not super sharp or bad. Just defintiely present. A tasty beer, but I’d never pay $14 for a 6-pack again. I’d pay 10 though.

jice (375) - 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!

GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Very good strong ale. The 7.5% is masked very well. The beer is pretty malty for such a light mouthfeel. A little bit of citrus as well. The finish is slightly bitter. All in all a pretty good english ale.

tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Sediment! Got a lot in my glass but was still fine. Tasty shit. I'd try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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