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:
80
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 675 |  Reviews: 386
Photo of TheBen5
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black pour with tight, creamy tan head which disappeared fairly quickly; minimal lace. Burnt grain and toasty malt nose. Roasted malt and slightly burnt; bittersweet dark chocolate; bitter finish. Dry medium mouthfeel; smooth creamy tongue coating. Medium carbonation. Strong long lasting bitter linger.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jame515
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lucky_rodent
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
This is a dark black beer with a large tan head. The aroma is a blend of chocolate, roasted coffee and maybe some malt. the flavor is nice with the roasted flavor carrying the day. Very enjoyable, i would drink this again.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best after 4/21/14. Pours dark as a starless night. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of chocolate, roast and a hint of coffee. Underneath are notes of black cherry, anise and currant.

Almost medium bodied with a rich smooth texture that has creamy moments. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescence from the middle on ending with a nice prickly finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is intense, but not harsh, somewhat complex and well balanced. All flavors of the nose are present, but never separate very much. Light fruit notes (currant, cherry) begin then flow to a mild subtle roast bitterness in the middle that also has a hop influence. Chocolate makes it's strongest showing in the finish during the slow fade as does a bit of uncovered alcohol.

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

"Best" is a bold claim, Coopers. I've had better. It isn't a terrible beer, but it isn't anything special for stout. The taste is bitter, the feel isn't smooth, it reminds me of an imperial stout overall and I'm not a fan of those.

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

Photo of randylangford
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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 Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, A blend of fruit, chocolate and hop bitter notes .This beer's unique rich, dark texture comes from specially roasted black malt. Not to bad.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into pint glass, best after 4/21/2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light smoke, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, herbal, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, balance, and complexity of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy, smooth, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink with a great creamy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of gshak
2.07/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1

Heavy diacetyl...the bottle had a best after 29/7/2012 date, which I suppose isn't all too helpful. I hoped it would have kept for 3 years, sadly it did not. The only best part of this beer is that I bought a single of it, so it ended up being a $2 drainpour....

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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 rallyr32
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njnj2000
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coopers Best Extra Stout from Coopers Brewery Limited
3.84 out of 5 based on 675 ratings.
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