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 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 Halcyondays
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12.7 oz. bottle with rustic 1800s-style label.

A: Black, with a beautiful tan head which looks great in a pint glass. Great lace.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate.

T: Roasted malts, with coffee, chocolate, a lot of malt sweetness, with caramel and toffee.

M: Very good, full-bodied, smooth. Just incredibly silky smooth.

D: Insanely drinkable for a stout, a rare style, but is drinkable in all occasions, from a 140 degree day in the Outback, to a cold winter's night. Used to be able to pick up a 750 from Hi-Times for $2.87 plus tax, hope they bring those back. For me, this is Australian for beer. Really, all I'd want in a stout.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance; black and opaque with lots of thick sediment. Very thick light brown head with great retention and lots of chunky lacing.

smell; only the slightest hops poke through the burnt malts. Bitter chocolate syrup and roasted coffee beans with the slightest bit of sweetness and burnt sugar. A bit of black molasses, licorice, grape skin and goose berries with mild alcohol.

taste; Upfront a bit of cocoa bean semi-sweet flavors but quickly changing to bitter dark chocolate. The aftertaste is very powerful of burnt coffee beans. A bit of walnut shell and dry tannic woody flavors in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; rich and creamy, very velvety and powdery. The tannic bitters in the aftertaste form a mild puckering and a very dry finish. Quite a heavy bodied drink.

overall; this beer is awesome, nearly flawless to me but I would like to try more of the style.

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Photo of rlschultz
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of GFish
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of pin
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Svart
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of djwhit24
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

This beer is outstanding. I'm a big Guinness Extra Stout fan, and as much as it pains me to admit, Coopers whips it ass. Everything you drink Guinness for and more is found in Coopers. The major difference for me was a much smoother, less bitter aftertaste. Can't get it at home so I loaded up on this stuff during my last trip to SC and have savored it ever since. I'm hoarding this stuff like a miser rationing one bottle at a time. A: Black as the ace of spades S: mild coffee and cocoa T: Robust and flavorful, but not obtrusive or overwhelming. M: A little thinner than usually found in a lot of stouts, but it compliments the overall character of this beer so I did not penalize them for it. D: First drank this on a 90 plus degree day after walking for over a mile, and could have easily sessioned it. Thumbs up.

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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 Erick1979
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Saksis
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of tbeer40
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of JKAllen
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of mccorjf54
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of nukem5
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of salbass
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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 BILF
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

The Extra Best Stout excited me as it poured a thick inky-blackness into my glass mug with a light khaki-colored head.

It's smell reminded me of a Japanese Dorayaki (Red Bean Cake); doughy and sweet, but not overly sugary. The red beans giving it an earthy aspect. Harmonious and well-balanced.

This is a great full-flavored beer, but not heavy by any means. It start with sweetness but slowly transitions it's flavor as it glides down the tongue reaching for the gullet. A bitter coffee, kiss of chocolate and a flaky-biscuit finish of this simple, comforting and exceptionally beautiful stout.

It's like reclining in my favorite, well-worn, comfy couch - I could just sit here all night.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of magnusdave
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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