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Coopers Best Extra Stout - Coopers Brewery Limited

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600 Ratings

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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 28
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Poured a one finger, creamy brown head which maintained throughout the whole enjoyment of beer. A nice black-brown hue.

Smell- Smelled of tart hops, and mocha malts.

Taste- Starts with a strong creamy coffee flavor and ends with a subdued tart malt and hops mix.

Mouthfeel- Slightly sticky to the palate and a comforting thickness. This beer is perfect for someone who usually eats chocolate when they get depressed.

Photo of ohitsbrad
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 December 2005, Best After May 05

Opaque black colour with a thin light brown head. A little lacing is left behind and some murky yeast in the bottom of the glass. Aroma is of roasted malt, burnt coffee and a little chocolate. Rich roasted coffee malt flavour. A slight yeasty fruity taste appears too. Finishes with some bitterness and chocolate flavours. Mouthfeel is smooth and oily with mild carbonation. Overall I enjoyed sipping it. A good introduction for me to stouts.

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a clear brown brew, not as dark as I would have expected. It had almost no head to speak of, and I poured it at cellar temperature (about 55° - 60°F here).

Aroma was nice, cherries and apples, sweet dark malt with a hint of roastiness underneath. But not what I expected from a stout.

Flavor was of roasted malt and coffee, with a light hop bitterness. Quite stout-like.

Mouthfeel was smooth and a little light.

Driankability was OK, if you're in the mood for a mild stout.

Photo of Finite
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice roasted colour. Good head, nice and tanned. The taste was roasted hops, dark chocolate. Standard stout really. Finished with a nice coffee bitterness at the end. This beer just does the job and well. It doesn’t try hard to try new things it just gets the basics right.

A good Aussie stout which is very available and will be sitting in my fridge for when I need one.

Photo of BeerNutta
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coopers Extra Best Stout

A = Poured a dark dark brown with not thin foam head that quickly dissapated.

S = Roasted coffee and dark chocolates.

T = Initial chocolate taste which then transforms into a slight coffee biterness. Smooth slightly creamy finish.

M = A bit watery. Would have liked it a little thicker. Chewier.

D = Pretty good. New addition to my fridge.

Photo of mdagnew
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured almost black with only the slightest hint of deep red when held up to the light. Head was creamy tan - thin layer disappeared almost instantly...

Aroma - Coffee, roast malts, dark chocolate. Quite sharp alcohol notes, dark fruits (raisins). Slight creaminess, some nutty notes...

Taste – Nice roasted maltiness, nutty, raisins, prunes, quite sweet, coffee notes...

Feel - Initially quite sharp but smooth and slightly oily afterwards. Medium carbonation...

Overall - An excellent stout, highly recommended.

Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet chocolate and crystal malt scent that is rich and creamy. The taste is decent. It has a dry crystal malt flavor that is earthy and sweet on the finish. It has some chocolate hints as well as yeasty zing. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent stout. I love the aroma, but the flavor has some defects to it. This is the best of their lineup, but that's not saying much

Photo of Frozensoul327
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice offering from Coopers. Poured out to a black coffee color with a nice 1/8 inch head of mocha colored foam. Some heavy sediment in the glass and remaining in the bottom of the bottle. Label states this is natural and not undesireable. Medium level of carbonation. Some rings of lace in the glass. Aroma of bourbon, malts, roasted grain, coffee and caramel. Some mellow earthy notes as well, with a minor touch of toffee sweetness toward the finish. Taste was very satisfying; flavors of coffee and roasted malt, nuts and grain keep the tastebuds occupied. Mouthfeel is thick and full, like a old over brewed coffee. I'd like to have this on tap to compare it to the bottle. Recommended.

Photo of DaveFL1976
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Great Britain Hotel, Richmond (Melbourne)

This is my first time seeing Coopers Stout on tap. It pours black black, with only faint shades of brown surrounding the bottom if the glass. The tan head is fairly thin, but stays around for a pretty long time. Chocolate malt dominates the nose and the taste. Taste is thick and chocolaty, with a little bit of black patent bitterness. No hops are distinguishable in the taste. The balance comes from a combination of sweet dark malts and bitter darker malts. The mouthfeel is darn impressive. Full body with a smooth swallow and extremely well hidden alcohol; something they can’t seem to do I their Vintage Ale. I liked it in the bottles, but really like it on tap.
Appearance: 3.5 – would be higher if the head retained
Taste: 4.0
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Drinkability: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nicely dark with little head and what appears to be chunks of sediment floating in the dark morass. Nose is sweet with coffee and a little touch of molasses.
A round, rich flavor with a quality aftertaste. Some respectable nutty maltiness. This beer has a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and thin.
This is a slightly lightweight but still tasty stout. Coopers makes a decent product.

Photo of Troyone
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black coffee color with a slight amber hue. The slightly fizzy tannish head is minimal with no lacing.

Roasted caramel and molasses malt smell with some chocolate and a slight pine and grapefruit hops aroma.

Lightly sweet, moderately acidic and bitter, molasses malt taste, and some dark chocolate and coffee. There are some flavors of pine and grapefruit hops.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy/watery texture, soft almost flat carbonation, and a slight metallic and astringent finish.

A good macro type of stout, not my type however not bad.

Photo of jarmby1711
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is prety damn black .Is there a stout that isn't?
Smell was disappointing.I tried to let it warm from the fridge after the initial blankness but , nothing happened for me.
The taste is charcoal charcoal a bit more charcoal and then a touch of coffee.Its not a mellow smooth tasting stout , it has a punchiness to it.
It is a stout with aggression but no sublety

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single from Riley's here in Madison. My first Aussie beer.

Pours crude oil black with a coffee tan head that while short, has good retention, lasting most of the glass. Visible yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle which they mention on the back of the bottle as standard for its bottle conditioning. Nose is strong roasted coffee and dark chocolate up front with fruity tones at the tail end. Taste is roasty espresso, chocolate malts, with dark fruit notes in the finish. They all melt together into a nice strong roasted flavor, almost smokey. Mouthfeel is thinner than I would have guessed for the style, but didn't detract from the overall presence of the beer. Insanely drinkable, seems sessionable even at 6.3%, the alcohol doesn't make itself known whatsoever. A surprisingly solid brew here from Coopers.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a thick black color stout with a huge brown creamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of roasted malt and light hops is clearly detectable. Taste is dominated by an excellent balance between roasted chocolate malt and light bitter hops at the end. Body is quite full and has an excellent lacing/creamy feel to it. Overall, an excellent example of the foreign stout and a very enjoyable beer.

Photo of ybnorml
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark black beer (hold it up to the light. yep black). Has a small creamy light brown head. The aroma is licorice and coffee with a hint of chocolate in the background. A robust and thick roasted malt makes it's precence known immeadiatly in the flavor. Notes of coffee and choclate dance about on your tongue with a hint of licorice on the finish.Yummy!

Photo of Sixpoint
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The appearance was rather disappointing; even with a direct pour and some agitation I had absolutely no head on this beer. I want head!

Aroma? This is this beer's saving grace. A really nice aroma that actually had subtle smoky tones underneath; a real treat. Not too much hops in the nose, but a small amount of roasted barley to make it interesting. Nice.

Taste? A very well-balanced beer, but a bit weak given the style. Same feelings for the mouthfeel, as this beer seemed a bit lacking in texture.

Overall, a great session ale, and probably one of the best offerings from Cooper's.

Photo of HardTarget
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Inspection: Best by inkjet’ed on, but I can only read 2006

Aroma: Slightly sour stout nose, standard roasted grain with a hint of floral hop

Appearance: Black glass topped with a coffee froth that laced nicely and lasted deep into the glass

Flavor: Roasted goodness with the sour less pronounced than in the nose. Slight milk flavor and a light papery finish that detracted a touch from my overall enjoyment

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation level, medium body, light coat and a slight pucker

Overall Impression: A solid stout, high quality, no flaws.

Photo of Naerhu
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - pitch black body with dark brown head
S - `Plums and chocoleate
T - Chocolte, charcol, and little bitterness. this beer has a very mild taste but is very refereshing, dispite its 6.3 abv.
M - Light body and medium caronation.
D - This is a geat beer for bbq and other events.

Photo of Naes
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The appearance is jet black with a small tan head that disappeared quickly.

Aroma is very little, but gives hints of malt sweetness.

The flavor has a bit of spice followed by roasted tones. The aftertaste gives hints of alcohol.

The carbonation levels are good and it leaves the slightest film over the tongue.

Overall, a decent beer. It’s a good beer for an occasional drink, but not something that I could follow with another.

Photo of dauss
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 375ml bottle, but its odd shaped. The Coopers name is on the glass and it has a fat base. Freshness is stamped on the bottle, but I couldn't decipher it.

Appearance: Pitch black. Completely opaque even when held up to the light. A small tan head forms, but there is poor retention and no lacing.

Aroma: Deep roastiness with a rich coffee aroma and a touch of chocolate. It also has a grainy smell, the aroma didn't meld together quite that well.

Taste: One of the weaker stouts I've had. Strong carbonation. Definitely more roastiness and also very grainy. The body is on the thin side, but its creamy. Lots of dark roasted coffee. Finishes clean with a long roastiness that lingers on the palate. No acrid hashness, dryness or astringency.

Notes: I like this because it has the smoothness of a porter. Its very interesting because of the grainy taste it has and its extreme roastiness. I like it a lot.

Photo of ncbrewerbun
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Came to me via Japan. May be available here in NC, but I have not seen it before.

This beer poured a very dark almost oqaque black with dark red hues. A tan head develops then turns to lace.

Interesting subtle fruity esters along with dark malts.

Flavor is dark (but not roast) malts. Very nice balance, and the complexity increases as the beer warms.

A very easy drinking beer.

Photo of bobbyc881
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out nice and black, with a decent tan head that vanished after the first few sips. The beer smells great... chocolate, strong coffee and maybe licorice? Very sweet and enjoyable smell - I can only hope the taste matches the smell.

Taste rivals the smell. A bit more on the bitter side than the smell suggests. This is a smooth stout with light to medium carbonation. It has a nice sweet and malty taste to it, which gets even better as it warms up. A bit of sediment pours out, which settles to the bottom.

This is one stout I'll definately be keeping on hand from now on.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Coopers Best Extra Stout delivers the typical stout appearance with the notable exception of some yeast which settles at the base of the glass beneath its black body and creamy tan head. The head retention could be better, but it holds well enough. Fruity esters dominate the nose before you take a sip which reveals the rich caramel and chocolate flavors within. It's smooth across the palate with a dextrinous body and gentle carbonation from bottle conditioning. Some of the fruitiness found in the aroma is also found in the flavor along with its caramel/chocolate maltiness and a roastiness that's more genteel than aggressive. It's rich and satisfying without becoming satiating to the palate; and the yeasty fruitiness lends enough complexity to it to keep in interesting. Nicely done indeed!

Photo of dungaree
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle has a best before date. It pours dark, creamy, and black. Has a nice head and carbonation.

Smells of dark chocolate, molasses, and toasted malt. Tastes toasty, sweet malt, with light alcohol taste. Finishes chocolately with dark roasted coffee. Tastes chewy, thick like a meal in a glass. Attractive head throughout. At halfglass it yields more toasted sweetness flavor.

Photo of revdrjbob
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap yesterday at the Oxford Tavern in Wollongong. A good brew at times, but this sample was a bit different to the usual. It was a 2 year old batch of stout on tap. Aged on purpose. I was quite surprised, never had it or the noraml version on tap before, and I must say it's different to both the normal and the Extra Strong Vintage Ale.

Poured dense black in colour, no window panes of light coming through at all. Tight tan-brown head that dissipated quickly.

Served way too cold, but seeing the normal clientele of the Oxford...

Aromas of roasted malt, molasses, licquorice, caramel, and not even a hint of hop.

Tasted fine, smooth, no harshness to it at all. Molasses again, licquorice, roasted malt, sweetness, caramel agin, and what seems to be that sweetness you get with yeast autolysis and aged beer. No alcoholic warmth from the 6.3%abv. A slight sour note, with a bit of acidity on the tongue. A bit of lingering roastyness. Very slick and oily in the mouth.

A nice brew, and a good sample of aged Coopers.

Coopers Best Extra Stout from Coopers Brewery Limited
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