legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2002
Brown-russet in color; medium to thin head that stayed lively. Orange in the nose in a non-citrus sort of way. Incredible mouthfeel. Beautiful lace. Spicy smooth raisins. Nice hop character that is quite unusual. Almost like a belgian dry. Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2005
2004 "best after 20-08-04" wow!!! perfect balance of taste and aroma.
some citrus and cherry.
bougt it at the "bierkoning"in downtown amsterdam. STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Hazy brown color- thick lasting head- nose brown sugar roasted malts – taste brown sugar, caramel, malts, smoke, figs- medium body- aftertaste figs, malt Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2007 2006 vintage - Bottle conditioned - An absolutely awesome beer. I savoured each and every drop. A medium body, reddish brown in colour, and moderately carbonated. Murky in appearance. There’s a lot of sediment in the bottle and despite pouring carefully there are lots of floating chunks in the beer, although I reckon they add to it’s appearance. A creamy off white head which lasted fairly well although no lacing. A moderate malty taste Some spiciness and a hint of apple. A pleasant warm alcohol taste. An excellent drop! tooter (8) - Geelong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 The new 2012 vintage has just come out and seems to be much the same as last years. I usually prefer it if the beer is a little older, and I expect it to become smoother in the next few months. 24/09/2012RevisedTried another six pack and did not go down well . I don’t know what coopers did wrong but this is an unpleasant beer.
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 thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2002
Batch # Oct 1st1998. Rated &consumed 3rd Oct 2001.
Medium aromatics of demerara, but floral overtones of hyacinth/fushia lighten the mood. A very, rounded clean palate will follow a sip or a gulp, yet circulate the strong flavours of oak, red roses, port and dutch licorice.
I am not worthy..4.9/5
Batch # October 2001 Rated October 2001
Green nose and subsequent juvenile head and toffee appley crappy. Get the hint. It does travel well & in time, (brown bottle, stable brew) is brilliant. Kick it toward the 18 month premium 'Use By' and experience the birth of a magnificent ale. 3.9/5 ReRate Batch# 4-Oct-2002. The first Vintage batch from the new premises. Different again. A mid sienna colour with a definate green tinge. No head to speak of and no lacing.Lightly fizzy with stong aroma of egg, grass, orange. Well hidden alcohol 7.5%, flavour hints of cardamon,grapefruit, must and cigarboxes. Smooth bitterness is still very green flavoured and needs at least another year to develop. Very clean strong finish. Well made. $60AUS 24x375mls, Get'em while their hot! Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2002
A refreshingly smooth beer despte the alcohol content. I was really suprised to see that it was actually drinkable. A smooth doughy bite with a moderate, flowery flavor. LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2003
3rd October 2000, and todays date is the 30th Jan 2003, First impression is the wonderful fruity aroma, pours a light brown color with a minimal head. Fruity and malty complex flavour. Fantastic on the palate as it warms, a must have next season. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2003 Batch #4. I have kept this for 6 months and I feel that the beer is softening with age. Lovely amber colour offset by the bitterness of the PoR hops, but lacking in any real aroma. The typical Coopers esters are there, apple and banana, which balance well with the caramel malt. I question whether it could be called an English Ale as I agree that there are more Belgian style overtones. Re-rate on 24 July 2003. This is improving with age. The colour is a bit misleading for a strong ale as it is quite a light amber. Nevertheless the aroma is more present this time and the mouthfeel is big and billowy. It is worth an upgrade from 15 to 17