Coopers Best Extra Stout

Today was flat-out rough at work. I don’t know what it was, but everyone was just angry and incredibly escalated. When I finally got out of work, I got stuck at a train crossing for twenty minutes. Once I got through that, I hit traffic on the Turnpike. Then, Plainsboro Road was closed and I got lost trying to find an alternate route home. It was definitely not my day. Anyways, review time. Let’s see how this one went.

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ABV: 6.3%

Style: Foreign/Export Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “It reigns every winter. A consistent award winner both here and around the global, Coopers Best Extra Stout is as close to perfection any stout is likely to ever get. Bring on winter!”

Random: The other half and I split a calzone for dinner. I haven’t had a calzone in years and it really hit the spot.

This beer poured with a three finger, rather thin, tan-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a very dark brown color with moderate carbonation visible. It also had lots of tan “floaties” at the bottom on the glass. The nose was really bitter chocolate with licorice and smoke present as well. The taste was strong with roasted malts, but also had licorice and really bitter chocolate with some coffee as well. There was also a touch of a medicinal flavor at the end of the sip. The booze was well-integrated into the beer and wasn’t apparent at all. It had a thick body with high carbonation that prickled the tongue. It had a quick finish with bitter chocolate lingering. This beer was alright, but it didn’t floor me. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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