Coopers Best Extra Stout | Coopers Brewery Limited

BA SCORE
86
very good
675 Ratings
Coopers Best Extra StoutCoopers Best Extra Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
675
Reviews:
386
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kory
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of birchholz
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Jordantron
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sensational stout. Rich, dark toffee notes with a hint of chocolate and coffee

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Photo of FriedGold2112
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of mhuber
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Deep reddish-brown color. A nice burnt-caramel flavor, and surprisingly refreshing for a stout. Not too heavy. This one was great - I really like this beer!

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Photo of cleanerj
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of BeerSox
4.97/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12.7oz bottle into mug. Notes on the bottle stating that this beer can be mixed gently or poured slowly to leave the yeast in the bottle.

Amost completely black with a little ruby light showing through in bright light. Light brown one inch head that holds well, settling to a thin cap, leaving solid lacing all the way around the glass. Little bits of yeast chunks settle at the bottom with a bit resting on top of the head. Solid layered lacing from top to bottom. The appearance deserves a 4.75, however I won't give it a 5 because I feel the head could have held a little better (yeah, I'm picky).

Wonderfully thick malt aromas yielding dark chocolate, molasses, and roasted bitter goodness. A little bit of earthy hops are mixed in.

Dark, grainy, and powdery dark malts set up the drink, giving some roasted qualities. A little bit of chocolate makes its way in to add some solid sweetness and creaminess. Some balancing hop bitterness develops in the back of the mouth toward the end. Full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. The feel is smooth and silky on the tongue. The finish is perfect with a combonation of the dark roasty malts, a light creaminess, a little bit of hopiness to balance, and a hint of chocolate.

This is just one outstanding beer. I think this may become one of the regulars in my fridge, as it has a high availability with a good price. I'm just in love with this beer. The full flavor, the smooth taste, the hints of chocolate, everything about this beer is delicious. When you take that first sip, good luck putting the glass down; you won't even need a coaster.

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Photo of Humbaz
4.91/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of generallee
4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12.7oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a very dark brownish black color which is nearly opaque. The pour produces a small head that fades quickly down to a small ring of foam. It is light tan in color and makes some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: It has a solid full aroma. There is a lot of nice roasted character with sweet malted grain, caramel and dark chocolate notes.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor has solid roasted grain character with some sweet caramel, bitter/sweet chocolate and creamy coffee notes mixed with mild hop bitterness. The finish has mild bitterness from the hops and bitter/sweet cocoa powder fading slowly off the tongue. Its palate is slick and creamy with a viscous texture and soft carbonation.

Notes: Outstanding!!! This beer is very enjoyable and surprisingly easy to drink.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My first export stout and probably my first Australian brew... I love it.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this one a long time ago and just recently had it again in Chiang Mai. I can't recommend this beer highly enough. It's a fantastic stout and is strong, but not too strong, while remaining smooth to drink. It's very flavorful initially and gets stronger as you go down, and proves rich in its aftertaste. I will get this one again.

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Photo of k46ra
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of sneakymagician
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of TaylorK
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of jmbranum
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Fran
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of PorterThwarter
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of deg
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

A dark beer with a coffee with cream colored head. I could tastse roasted malts and coffee, with some dark chocolate.

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Photo of BrickOneal
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of tgbljb
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a virtually black color with moderate tannish head. Smell is truly fantastic with strong coffee, chocolate, dark fruit (figs, raisins, prunes, and roasted malt combining in perfect proportions. The taste, if possible, is even better than the smell with the fruits, chocolate, coffee, and malt tasting perfect. Finishes with just the right combination of sweetness and bitterness. This is one of the best beers I've yet to try. Truly a winner.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a pitch black with a cola-like hue on the very edges through the light. An espresso-foam colored head dissipates to an uneven film. Lots of sticky lacing coat the glass. The beer smells like milk chocolate and bitter dry chocolate. The taste is exceptional -- There's a clean, dry chocolate profile to start. In the middle or end, a milk chocolate note takes over. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dry cocoa, milk ... it's all there, and it's delicious. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean dry finish.

Overall, blown away. The Aussies make an exceptional stout here. Totally dominated by a milk chocolate tone, it's just delicious and "feels" perfect. I could almost give this a perfect score, mate.

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Photo of Schweitzer21
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%

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