Coopers Best Extra Stout | Coopers Brewery Limited

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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:
80
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of jmv0009
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - pours black, with a thin light brown head. Looks like any other stout.

S - Good strong smell. Vanilla and coffee.

T - Coffee, vanilla, and oaky nuttiness with some chocolate if you look for it. Sweet up front and slightly bitter on the finish. I think coffee stands out the most, with a good transition from sweet to bitter. Good strong flavors. More flavour than a guiness, and also a little more on the bitter side.

F - About average for a stout, heavier than guiness, but also not as drinkable. I think it's just about right for a classic stout.

O - Good classic stout. Everything is as it should be. I'll pick this up again for sure this winter. Good strong flavors, good flavor transition, in the middle as far as drinkability. Yeah I like this beer, I'll take this over a guiness or an O'sheas. Props to the guys down under.

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Photo of jheimiller
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FieldingWater
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Botulizard
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

80000 VND for a 375ml brown glass bottle in Hoi An, Vietnam.

A: Tan colour head of ~5+ minute retention. Light lacing as it recedes.

Opaque black body - classic stout.

Sm: Caramel, chocolate malt, malted milk balls, dark malt sweetness. No overt roast.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T: Follows the aroma, with overt imbalanced bitterness emerging post midpoint. Rough around the edges in terms of build; some roasted barley would be nice, as would deeper chocolate character.

Mf: Smooth, wet, a biteen powdery, well-carbonated, medium-bodied but a bit on the thin weak side for a stout.

O: Enjoyable and within conventions, but far from impressive. Drinkable and enjoyable, but unexceptional.

C+ (3.14) / AVERAGE

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Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
2009
Found notes from my 2009 trip to Australia. Had several of these, always bottle to glass or drank from the bottle. Thick black color. Creamy feel. Toasted malt.
**

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Photo of sjrider
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelD3
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Best after July 13th 2014. okay then..

Deep dark walnut brown body and out of the bottle with a hint of red mahogany. A bit of floaties and suspended animation appearances. Head creation is a solid two finger with a nice dark espresso top and big bubbled puck and collar. Actually as not as bad it looks, it does look a little bit frozen. Floaties are of course optional.

Aroma is quite invigorating. Real nice dark plum and fruity ester notes, a real soft molasses smell that really cuts nicely. Gets into a bit of raspberry chocolate like angles as well, quite an excellent bouquet on this with lots of complexity.

Pretty neat brew on the palate. Light washing but with excellent body. Nearly char crackling grains, but a quick coffee bean bitterness hits the mid palate and then hits with a big fruited angle. Thick berries, fermented dark fruits take over, with a bit of mineral light body finishing as well. Nice lingering dark cocoa powder bitterness and ripping dark grains.

A different tasting FES that manages almost some real big Russian Imperial like character. Very nice indeed.

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