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Coopers Dark Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited

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Coopers Dark AleCoopers Dark Ale

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121 Ratings

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2002

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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 87
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3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.44/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very light taste of brown sugar and chocolate

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SmashPants
3.22/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Format: a brown 375mL bottle with the standard Coopers macro label.

Appearance: pours out a dark brown with no highlights - probably clouded by the traditional Coopers sediment. A reasonable finger of tan head drops to a thick cap.

Aroma: a fairly mild aroma (forgive the pun) of brown sugar and a bit of chocolate and coffee. Could produce something in the mouth.

Taste: unfortunately quite demure again - not much flavour, just some brown sugar and chocolate again. Far too light in flavour for my like.

Aftertaste: drops away quite quickly, as expected. Not much more to say about that.

Mouth feel: quite light in feel with a lower carbonation per the style. Not my favourite style of beer if I'm honest.

Overall: not a bad beer - it certainly has a nice flavour profile - but too flat in feel and too limited in flavour for my liking. I will admit that I feel the same way about most English mild ales. Reasonable price at around AU$48 a case or so, but I really would rather pay an extra $10 and just get Coopers' Best Extra Stout.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of soju6
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark brown color with anice tan head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, nutty, some caramel sweetness and bit of dark fruit.

T: Taste of roasted malt with some caramel sweetness, bit of chocolate, dark fruit and nut. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: A fairly full body, smooth, thick and creamy with a nice rich texture.

O: Drinkable beer without being fancy, Quite enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with a two finger head with medium retention.
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts, dark chocolate and refreshing hops.
Flavorful, zesty and refreshing taste at the same time. Toasted malts with earthy hops and clear notes of chocolate. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation and small bubbles. Slightly oily.
Delicious beer, very well crafted. Perfect session beer, high drinkability and pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +45.3%

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Coopers Dark Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
76 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.