Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale - Coopers Brewery Limited
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3.91/5 rDev +7.4%
nice aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of citrus
taste: malt and caramel mixed with candied banana with hints of raisin and spice
a good quality beer that is the best in the coopers range. Will be interesting to taste again in a year or two.
07-20-2013 06:28:39 | More by admiral
3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured into a mug glass.
Appearance: Pours a murky hazelnut brown with a fingernail of light lacing hugging the glass. The lacing doesn't dissipate as you drink this beer.
Smell: nose has light caramel, malts and grains with maybe some slight fruit esters.
Taste: flavorful with raisins, honey, malty cereal grains, nutty with a hint of apple. No real alcohol present.
Mouthfeel: Descent. Silky and smooth over the palate. Low carbonation.
Overall: Cellared from beer of the month club. This beer has mellowed throughout the cellaring process. However, I don't believe this has benefited the beer. Not as developed as I had hoped for this style.
06-30-2013 16:16:53 | More by MarvinSnyder
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
A: Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a good tan head that fades slowly to nice lacing.
S: Aroma of rich roasted malt, dark fruit and spice.
T: Taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness, some dark fruit and spice. Nice bitterness and a clean dry finish.
F: A solid medium body, smooth and creamy, with a very nice balance. No hint of the 7.5% ABV.
O: Nice easy drinker, good beer the end the day with. Worth a try.
05-30-2013 03:48:51 | More by soju6
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.
Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, caramel, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.
05-09-2013 01:12:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.36/5 rDev +19.8%
beautiful color- dark amber... what to expect?
small topping of foam on top with sediment resting comfortably...
smells are of dark fruit, fig? but with the 'english' twist(?). malts....
taste is thickererer... than most other english brews. i like it. a tad bitter. very malty. but bitter.
overall, a decent thicker english brew. definitely one which you need to 'step back' and re-evaluate before making a decision... i'm intrigued by the sediment sitting on top of the thin film of white; by the thick feel on the tongue and the bitter, yet malty sweet taste on the palate afterward....
02-22-2013 02:20:43 | More by pkalix
4.06/5 rDev +11.5%
2010 conditioned. Amber brownish color. It made a thin head with low retention. Last poured gave a few floating particles.
Pleasant fruity and woody aroma, notes of caramel and earthy and floral hops.
Nice malty and flavorful taste with a spicy and refreshing sensation. Hints of tangerines, apple, pepper, and brandy. Nice hoppiness on the background. Dry and hoppy and condimented aftertaste.
Medium body and low to medium carbonation. 7.5% abv is harmonic.
I did like this beer, not too heavy, still flavorful and hoppy. I wonder how it would be if I drank it in another couple of years or younger. Though after 3 years it showed up as a great beer, maybe at its peak.
02-02-2013 00:52:31 | More by FLima
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.