Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale (Australia)

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale 2009, 7.5% ABV – 375ml, (South Australia)

On the front label:

“Coopers Vintage has been brewed with choice malts and an extended top fermentation to provide a strong flavoursome ale. Stored under cellar conditions the rich and full flavour of Coopers Vintage will become more complex over an extended period.”

  • Style: English Strong Ale
  • My Rating: B
  • Taste Profile: bittersweet caramel -> toffeed malts -> slightly water mid-finish -> soft malty bitter finish
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek (?)
  • How much: ~$5, 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: for aging purposes
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours reddish brown, small head, micro CO2. Tastes of bittersweet caramel, toffee, and 5/10 sweet malts. Lingering bitter finish, medium bodied, medium complexity, medium depth. Above average silky mouthfeel, good complexity, good carry, good transitions, good drinkability. Overall solid when in a chilled glass.