Best Extra Stout | Coopers Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

BEER STATS
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#14,278
Reviews:
389
Ratings:
685
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single serve bottle into a stout glass

Pours an extremely dark but not quite opaque brown with a rather thin head and lacing, but overall a nice appearance.

The nose is heavy on the toasted grain with hints of chocolate and espresso. Rather sweet in aroma.

The flavor is nicely balanced. Toasted grain, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit notes for good measure. Just a hint of booze.

The mouthfeel may be the best attribute of the beer. For a stout, it is well carbonated and relatively light.

Overall, a nicely-done stout.

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Photo of DerbyDave35
4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12.7 oz (375 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best after 02/04/17.
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black, color with a three quarter inch, mocha brown head, solid retention and lacing.
S: Nose a little tart and sweet up front, resolving to a mellow, mostly whiskey aroma, although some roastiness, e.g. coffee/mocha, in the interval.
T: Dark chocolate, vanilla, and black coffee flavors evident. Remains no more than semisweet, despite malt. Bitterness light but appropriate to the overall flavor profile.
M: Light to medium bodied with no more than medium effervescence. Not the sort of export stout that you feel you could park a truck on.
O: Does not impress immediately out of the bottle, but with warming, evolves into solid drinkability. Do not really see this as meeting the criteria for a foreign/export stout; really more like a schwartzbier, but enjoyable and drinkable enough.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vaulmas
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CollinaTiger
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark, black color with decent head. Thin, watery mouth feel (for a stout). Heavy coffee smell with woodsie, toasted malt taste. A little too bitter for my stout liking.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chase781617
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uuoo33
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick_perry
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black color. Head dissipates quickly. Not a lot of aroma. Taste is of malt at first, followed by a delayed note of coffee and molasses. Quite carbonated. Structure is a bit weak for a stout, but it could be that it’s old. Noticed some sediment in the glass.

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Photo of Nrod
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Macamah
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jamesroses
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

appearance: completely black, 3 to 4 orangey finger head, great retention and good lacing.

smell: strong coffee, cocoa, and some woody aromas too. Nice.

taste: bitter coffee flavour with chocolate notes. Much bitter than I expected.

mouthfeel: although the flavours and aromas are strong, I found it a bit watery and with a strong bitter aftertaste.

overall: a really nice stout, maybe too bitter for my taste.

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Photo of matuto
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle, exp. 03/2017. Great beer.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nightgardener
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stlfatguy
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best AFTER 1-2-15. Ok, guess I aged this one enough. Bottle fermented so I did a light pour into glass. Regret that since I didn't get a true picture of what the head could be. Body was black and opaque.

Got a bitter bite on the initial taste, but was a little overly chilled. let it sit, which I should have from the beginning, and then the magic happened. Started to take on notes almost like an imperial. Great, boozy hints. Faint bitter coffee. Smooth. I'll take it.

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