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Coopers Best Extra Stout - Coopers Brewery Limited

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very good

561 Ratings

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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 25
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002)
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Photo of Pegasus
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%

Pours an utter sable with a modest dark caramel head, a little lace, a fair amount of swirling sediment noted, mild carbonation. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and dark roasted malt. Taste begins with a sting of carbonation at the tip of the tongue; dark roasted malt, bitter coffee, and dark fruit all ride a wave of sharp tartness to a crisp and very dry finish. Alcohol provides a warming note. This beer is nothing less than excellent and seems particularly suited to the winter season.

Pegasus, Nov 03, 2002
Photo of Bighuge
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

A nice looking black beer topped with a creamy brown head. Not a lot of lacing going on though. Nice blackened malt aroma. Some slight burnt tones. Nice chocolatey taste. Roasted tones. Coffee comes to mind. All of this is melded together very subtely. There is nothing overbearing about this stout. Some slight burnt tones as well. Body is a tad light checking in slight above medium. This is better than average but nothing special.

Bighuge, Oct 24, 2002
Photo of inebrius
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

Pour this Aussie stout hard to get a two-finger, craggy cocoa head that will coat your rapidly draining glass brilliantly. Mellow roastiness snuggles with a hint of fruit to finish tart and dry and long. Perhaps a bit too sparkly for the style, but the bubbles do a good job keeping the roast barley astringency from overwhelming the buds. A sound, swiggable stout.

inebrius, Sep 27, 2002
Photo of zerk
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

This is a very enjoyable stout. Dry and somewhat smoky, with a strong cofee / roast malt flavor and aroma. The beer smells as though it's going to be sweet, but there is almost no sweetness in the flavor. It's probably a little on the thin side for a stout, but it's thicker than your average porter. Dark and opaque as you'd expect, with a tan lace on top. Probably the best brew I've sampled from Coopers.

zerk, Sep 04, 2002
Photo of marc77
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

The uniformly thick & dense head tops a virtually black hued brew. A hazy deep garnet hue is visable along the edges of the glass. Light mocha & sharp black patent aroma along w/ a hint of tart fruity esters & butterscotch as the beer warms. Black patent sharpness hits upfront, but gives way to a decent balance of hop bitterness, dark crystal malt, and residual unfermented sugar sweetness. Unfortunately the body is too thin to support the roasty & chocolately malt notes-- This odd, but unique brew seems to be a stout / porter hybrid. It's quite dry all around, relatively drinkable & worth a taste. As a stout, Cooper's is a bit lackluster, but is enjoyable in itself.

marc77, Jul 12, 2002
Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%

Impenetrably black, with a small tan head. Full, dense beer with a pleasing bitter finish. Smoky, burnt flavor throughout the tasting. Very dense with slight alcohol warming. Good beer.

Suds, Jun 15, 2002
Photo of psugrad98
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

Dark black with slight reddish hue. Nice tan head, but quick to dissapate. Roasty smell with hint of hop bitterness. Strong tasting with noticible alcohol taste. Smokey roasted flavor similar to strong coffee. Finishes somewhat dry with the strong smokey flavor finishing with a bitter biting aftertaste.

psugrad98, Jun 08, 2002
Photo of Anonmatel
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

not too bad, the head dies pretty fast, even when used in the right drinking vessel, malty, bitter, with a nice aroma, a solid stout, but not a great one.

Anonmatel, May 03, 2002
Photo of EagleTalon
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

Good high-alcohol stout from Austrailia. "for brass monkey weather" as they say. Tastes like a stout in spite of not having any roasted unmalted barley, only black malt.

EagleTalon, Mar 10, 2002
Photo of ADR
3.15/5  rDev -18%

Bottle conditioned, dark and full bodied, opaque. Kind of a scorched coffee flavor, starts very dense but finishes with a too bitter edge. Nicely brewed and "Guinness Extra Stout-like" but the bitterness is over the top and brings the drinkability down.

ADR, Mar 04, 2002
Photo of rastaman
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

good stout, but can tend to be a bitty oily in textire at times. Still, good bitterness, but its not me fave.

rastaman, Feb 15, 2002
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