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Coopers Best Extra Stout - Coopers Brewery Limited

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very good

601 Ratings

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 28
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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Coopers Brewery Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of veech
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is outstanding. I'm a big Guinness Extra Stout fan, and as much as it pains me to admit, Coopers whips it ass. Everything you drink Guinness for and more is found in Coopers. The major difference for me was a much smoother, less bitter aftertaste. Can't get it at home so I loaded up on this stuff during my last trip to SC and have savored it ever since. I'm hoarding this stuff like a miser rationing one bottle at a time. A: Black as the ace of spades S: mild coffee and cocoa T: Robust and flavorful, but not obtrusive or overwhelming. M: A little thinner than usually found in a lot of stouts, but it compliments the overall character of this beer so I did not penalize them for it. D: First drank this on a 90 plus degree day after walking for over a mile, and could have easily sessioned it. Thumbs up.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of burnheartsMKE
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Extra Best Stout excited me as it poured a thick inky-blackness into my glass mug with a light khaki-colored head.

It's smell reminded me of a Japanese Dorayaki (Red Bean Cake); doughy and sweet, but not overly sugary. The red beans giving it an earthy aspect. Harmonious and well-balanced.

This is a great full-flavored beer, but not heavy by any means. It start with sweetness but slowly transitions it's flavor as it glides down the tongue reaching for the gullet. A bitter coffee, kiss of chocolate and a flaky-biscuit finish of this simple, comforting and exceptionally beautiful stout.

It's like reclining in my favorite, well-worn, comfy couch - I could just sit here all night.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Pegasus
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a cloudy ink-black with innumerable flecks of brown yeast conglomerating at the bottom of my goblet, with particles in a suspended gradient. The tan head has poor retention and sits atop very fine bubbles. Lacing is very poor to non-existent. Carbonation is paradoxical...mild to moderate by looks, but moderate to strong by texture. Aroma reminds me quite strongly of Mackeson's XXX Milk Stout mixed 50/50 with Guinness Export Stout...sweet with caramel, burnt yet expressive, hints of toffee and butterscotch, dark roast coffee. Wonderful aroma...strong, complex, and rich. Mouthfeel is at first flitting and spritzy on the tongue but the dense body smooths it out and makes for a very refreshing, mild finish. Taste is very nice...starts with vanilla...thin, burnt malts backed up by substantial malts nicely filling out the body, smooth caramelized sugar, rather mild hops teetering between being earthy and herbal at the same time, and finishing with a touch of wood and a hint of smoke. Hops are well balanced with just the right amount of bitterness. Easy to drink, yet sippable owing to it's complexities. Alcohol is not perceptable in aroma or flavor, though there is a hint of warmth going down and it packs a decent buzz. Quite odd feeling in the belly..the carbonation is out of cahoots with the density of the brew. Drawing upon the best of the two beers I mentioned above, but without their weaknesses, this beer is well crafted and bests them both. It had been a long time since I last drank this, but I am thoroughly impressed.

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4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Black as night. Nice fat creamy head. One of the best stouts I've had in awhile. If you don't really like hop bitterness this is your beer. It's not completely void of hop, but it strikes a really nice balance with a strong lean to malt. Super easy to drink. It's got a pretty strong abv to boot - certianly took me by surprise. Creeper beer!

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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love stout. Good stout. And we have one here. Black in color with a little ruby coming through. Bottle conditioned so lots of yeast. I love that. Smells like beer heaven. Dark malts and English ale yeastyish. Ahh. The taste is even better. The went as far as you can go with the malt without going to far. Perfect hop balance. Good full body. I don't care what anyone says this Ausie brew is up there with the great stouts of Ireland and England. Two thumbs up and a circle snap.

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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque black with a nice foamy tan head. Not much in the way of lacing. Sides of the glass were clean as I drank it down.
Nice roasty sweet aroma. Flavor has hints of chocolate, black coffee, and a touch of molasses. Hops are subdued, but provide perfect balance to the heavy malts. Powdery dry finish; quite clean for a stout.
Mouthfeel is full, thick, & creamy. Subtle carbonation.
An incredibly balanced & drinkable Export Stout. Probably my favorite of the style to this point.

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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken on a recent trip to Sydney.

Poured into a wine glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is dark brown, almost black color, with a ½" light brown head. There's lots of lacing left on the glass from the head, which recedes quite slowly. Sipping leaves nice rings, sheets, and patches of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is definitely one of roasted malts that contain threads of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of dark molasses. There are some hops detectable but no real alcohol presence.

Taste: The flavors include some almost burnt roasted malt with noticeable coffee, dark chocolate and dark molasses as expected from the nose. There is a bit of alcohol sweetness detectable

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium full bodied and creamy smooth with light carbonation. The finish is long and has a coffee like bitterness that ends with a nice bitter dryness trailing off to nothing.

Drinkability: This was a nicely drinkable beer, both easy to drink and to finish. I'd certainly be willing to have it again. One nice thing, or perhaps dangerous thing, about this beer is that it is quite easy to keep drinking it and to regret pouring the last drop. A good solid well made beer and one worth having.

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4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich deep brown almost black color with a big light brown head.
The aroma of this is mixed roasted coffee and dark chocolate.
The taste of this full bodied stout is also a very good blend of roasted coffee and a dark chocolate.
Decent small lacing linger through out the drinking of this glass.
A dark rich but yet light chocolate dry after taste.

Coopers Best Extra Stout from Coopers Brewery Limited
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