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Coopers Best Extra Stout | Coopers Brewery Limited

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Coopers Best Extra StoutCoopers Best Extra Stout

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Coopers Brewery Limited

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

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

12.7 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. This tastes like every foreign stout I've ever had. Sweet lactose creamy aroma with a decidedly roasty flavor profile, plenty of dark bread crusts, a whisper of fruitiness, and a dry finish. A perfectly adequate stout but not something I would care to have again, if only because of its genericness.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best after "Sep 19 2010" must be brewed then so at least 5 months old.

A - Opted for a slower pour to not get any yeast. It is carbonated but not much since I got a dead calm black liquid but I do see a tan colored lace ring.

S - Very vibrant I get some mild roast, cocoa, and some anise and licorice.

T - Quite a smooth stout drinking like a lower hopped version of the Guinness Foreign stout. I am getting smooth chocolate, mild roasts, and a taste of balanced anise. Their is a mild hop presence in the finish.

M - Medium bodied I am impressed by the taste.

Overall a touch old but this is forgiven since it came from around the world. A really good stout overall.

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Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of likeemdark
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of starlight37
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of nukem5
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of MeisterSmudge
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of RollingAlong
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz twist off bottle, fridge temp, snifter. best after 16 JUL 09 (?)

pours out nearly black, actually a dark brown. a thin biege colored head, pretty good retention. some lacing from a swirl of the glass. big chunks of yeast visible.

some roasted malt, raisony, figgy dark fruits, nutty aromas possibly from the yeast. a little molasses.

a nice blend of some roast, chocolate, dark fruits, nutty yeast, some fruity esters, a bit of a molasses, borwn sugar taste. finishes with a bitter sweet chocolate flavor.

a little too much carbonation, fizzy feel. makes for a weaker overall feel.

overall, a surprisingly decent beer. i wasnt expecting much, a friend found these in the back of his fridge and knew i liked beer. not something i would ever really buy, but atleast the other 5 wont be too hard to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of vancurly
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of coy
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance.- Very dark color with a tan foam, low retention.

Smell.- Roast, some coffee, malty.

Taste.- Nice roast flavor, light sweetness, bit acidic.

Mouthfeel.- Medium body, not hard to drink at all.

Overall.- Nice representation of a Stout, very flavorful.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coopers Best Extra Stout is black as pitch, and it is very malty with a strong roast barley flavour, however, as far as the body, I find it to be relatively watery, and the bitterness is not that strong; I’m able to more or less guzzle this. The head is thin and beige (wide-brim glass), and a good amount of lacing is left. Lots of of beige yeast chunks are present, and they drop straight to the bottom. The aroma is of dark coffee, some odd vegetable (celery?), and the flavor is of dark, unsweetened baker’s chocolate, dark coffee, and malt. Coopers Best Extra Stout finishes dry and easy drinking. It is not really a sipper. I like it.


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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of birchholz
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bnes09
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ink black with lots of floating yeast chunks that remain suspended as if stuck in jello. Weak tan colored head. Poor retention and no lacing.

Nice roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Just what I was hoping for.

Good roasted character. Burnt maple, mild coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and roasted almonds. Sweet molasses mid-drink. Hops are on the weaker side with a leafy quality. Pretty well rounded.

Sturdy medium body. Good carbonation. Dryish finish. No thick or syrupy feel.

Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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