Dark Ale | Coopers Brewery Limited

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Brewed by:
Coopers Brewery Limited
Australia
coopers.com.au

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,407
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
126
pDev:
14.85%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
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5
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Photo of dandy14
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a ruby tinge when held to the light. Topped with 3 fingers of beige head, and no visible carbonation.

Smells floral, a bit like liquorice, toasted malts, and many bad Chinese stouts I've tried. Notes of chocolate as well in there.

Tastes less sweet than the nose, which impresses me. Dark toasted notes, hints of cocoa and vanilla, chocolate, and floral notes.

Light body, moderate carbonation, and a dry, clean, finish.

Got this in Perth, Australia, and I'm drinking it September 13th, 2017, in Thailand. Good mouth feel, good taste, overall its a light and sessionable brew.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.04/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**
2009
Found tasting notes from my 2009 trip to Australia. Bottle to glass from Brick, Melbourne. Caramel, medium malt. Thin, but smooth texture. One of my favorites down under.
**

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Photo of ouchjars
3.64/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

starting fresh and creamy, and finishing with a lingering coffee flavour. Brewed with traditional top fermentation and then naturally conditioned, It is made using roasted and chocolate malts, giving it a rich dark colour and unique flavour.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.44/5  rDev -26.1%
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 -9.1%

Photo of SmashPants
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -47%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of soju6
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Dark Ale from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 126 ratings