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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 126: Coopers Best Extra Stout
Coopers Best Extra Stout

Pours a deep, inky black with a thin, dark brown head that fades away slowly.

First sip: dark roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, and a small amount of citrus flavours. A mild hops after-taste that lingers. Mouth-feel is smooth and creamy, with a foamy carbonation tingle on the tongue. Very warming in the belly. And the taste gets better as the beer warms in the glass.

This is my beer. This is the one I drink. If I had a choice between Guinness and this beer*, I would choose the Coopers. This is a YUMMY BEER.

*But not Guinness bought in Dublin. That is far superior to the exported beer.

Coopers Best Extra Stout
Coopers Brewery Limited
6.3 alc/vol
375ml bottle

Coopers Best Extra Stout

Same again, sir? Oh yes!

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"Australian Made" "Australian Owned" two phrases that make *anything* liquid gold nowadays. :)

Your appraisal of the beer is, as always, outstanding. :D

That one sounds good; I'll have to sniff around for it locally, to see if I can find any to try for myself!

Almost thou persuadest me to be an apostate.

The truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first.

Be strong, Old Wolf. I am the temptation placed on your path.

When I get to Utah it will be soft drinks only for me.

Ooh! It's a race to Utah! Who will get to Promatory Point first?

...you will, I'm years off.

Oh Hell Yes Please!

Your description reminds me of the old Tooth's Sheaf Stout - a truly epic brew I used to get back in the '80's when I was living in Las Vegas of all places.

I haven't seen it here in years and years, don't even know it it's still made, but with Cooper's around, maybe I don't care :) I'll see if I can hunt down a bottle or two this weekend and maybe a good bit of cheese to match.


Re: Oh Hell Yes Please!

mmmmm Sheaf. I haven't had that for years.

I was demonstrating your Bond-like appraisals to some work colleagues today and one of them only had to hear the first two sentences to realise you were talking about either Guinness or Coopers - that's how accurate your descriptions are!


That's good to hear, because sometimes I think I'm talking a load of rubbish.

Lehhht me tell you a tale...

Being dyslexic and unaware of it throughout my school years I performed abysmally in my studies, and it wasn't through lack of trying.

Then along came my high-school economics teacher. He had a phenomenal ability to explain things in a down-to-Earth manner that made them so easy to comprehend that the concepts were able to permeate even my addled brain. Sometimes he even managed to make the subject interesting, such as when he talked about economies of scale and demand elasticity.

Given how poorly I performed at maths I was expecting to do even worse at economics...
...I passed my economics final with a mark of 89%. My best result, and for a subject that initially I had no familiarity with.

Now back to the present. Being a teetotaller I will never drink beer, wine or spirits. Yet *someone* has fascinated me with these imaginative and highly detailed descriptions of the experience of savouring beers, and with no two alike.

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