09 October 2010
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale...
Surprisingly, this was a sweet tasting beer with a lot of caramel flavours with some honey aroma tossed in for good measure. There was also a bit of the espresso happening, not too strong but definitely noticeable. The extended top fermentation process serves to enhance the quality of the flavours. The beer is not really a sipper, it goes down too well to hang around, but for those of you out there that prefer to take their time, then as this beer warms up the flavours and aroma actually intensify. In fact, this is a beer that might be even better on tap and out of a glass rather than straight from the bottle.
But, when it is all said and done, I actually enjoyed this beer from start to finish.