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Coopers Best Extra Stout | Coopers Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
676 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,285
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
676
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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34
Gots:
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Ratings: 676 |  Reviews: 386
Photo of imbibehour
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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Photo of cgmjr_bsb
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

From Festival de las Naciones. In Teku glass. At dinner, with sausages + cheesr sandwich. Good stout. Although the look isnt pretty (little foam), its amazing in nose and the taste is good enough. Texture maybe is a bit lighter than desiderable

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Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Trentt2
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Just a slightly weird taste at the end of a swallow that lingers into aftertaste. Not sure why, brought my rating way down.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahommell
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arini10
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrandonR
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a bottle at Emperor Barton's Boozeland in SF. Smell is a very mild malt. Taste is mainly burnt chocolate. With an acidic chocolate aftertaste. A fair amount of hoppy bitterness, not as smooth as I would have liked.

Overall pretty good, though a bit bitter to my taste.

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Photo of seedyone
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle at home. Just from the pour I can see this is a serious drink. It's opaque, No difference when held up to the light. Why did I hold it up to the light? Because & I could see by the unctuous viscosity this stuff means business. Business without pretense.

The head was a nice rich tan colored tiny bubbles. No lacing at all. First impression is a distant smokiness that recedes until the aftertaste. All the flavors, & there are many, are nicely balanced...harmonious. Distinctively indistinct. A hint of licorice,,,or so it seemed. The usual grains seemed to present but in varying degrees of roasty/toastyness.

The only thing "down under" about this is it's point of origin.

In a word: solid.

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Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had a six pack over two years. Not one regret... but I probably won't buy it again.

I note when a beer is listed in one of three books comprising my classical beer education.
Michael Jackson 1999 "Pocket Edition" gave this 3.5 of 4 stars and declared it "coffeeish, oil, almost tar-like."
"1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", page 657.
Reviewed also in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black color with brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, sweet and slightly smokey. Taste starts roasty sweet, slightly smokey and dry on the finish. Just a bit of roasty bitterness on the aftertaste. Body is quite light and dry. Quite simple, straight forward dry and roasty stout.

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Photo of lmaduells
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A beer to share with friends who love all things British. A style that is not mine. beer I miss tour and complexity

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Photo of barczar
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one's best by 2010, so rating is set to current average.

Aroma is dominated by caramel and cocoa. Fairly sweet, with syrupy fig notes.

Flavor is slightly vinous upfront, becoming fudgy and roasty bitter at the finish.

Past its prime, but still enjoyable.

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

Photo of Shanty76
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasu
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black, thin head which disappear quite fast. The burnt taste is too strong. Alcohol is hidden well. The bitter after taste linger for some time.

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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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Coopers Best Extra Stout from Coopers Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 676 ratings
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