had a crack at the coopers 2004 vintage ale last night. I was joined by old mate Rudds and for the first time in a while settled down to a pleasant evening of watching the footy (Essendon over West Coast by a point) and a bit of a yarn. No womenfolk were present and talk hearkened back to the halcyon days of the mid-nineties when our lives centred around gigs/drinking/kfc/couch and work was pouring beers hungover for ten bucks an hour. Happy days.
We had a bit of a listen to the Cult and in the cold hard light of day I stand by my assertion that Rick Rubin's production on Wildflower is a benchmark for awesome rockingness. My efforts to 'conduct' the guitar solo as if it were a piece of classical music are best glossed over though. Rudds gave some Junior Kimbrough a spin and damn that guy cooks a real darkness in his tunes. Awesome stuff.
Anyway back to the Coopers ale. I'm no beer snob (I find a lot of microbrews over rated) and I really only drink Coopers in Adelaide (pale on tap). That said I reckon this vintage ale is one of the nicest things I've ever tasted. It was 7.5% alcohol and drank like you were chewing a snickers. It was pretty dark and unlike most beers I felt no compulsion to switch to whiskey after 2 or 3. It also left me pretty dry this morning but no headache so a double thumbs up to this brew.