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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 657
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Daniellobo on 06-03-2010)
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cockeyed Cooper has a dark red body and a fluffy tan head. The head is quite good in both retention and lacing. Also, I like the label art on all of Uinta's Crooked Line stuff that I have seen.

The aroma is quite good. Rich malts, a dash of hops, a little bit of bourbon and a distinct coconut scent.

I think Cockeyed Cooper actually smells better than it tastes, but not by a wide margin. It still tastes pretty good. Rich caramel and toffee are the focus of the beer, which I like in a barleywine. Considering this one was aged for a while in bourbon barrels, there is still a good bit of hop character to it, with hints of grapefruit and resin, along with noticeable bitterness. The barrel characteristics aren't as forward as they are in the aroma, but they blend well with the beer. A little bit of bourbon, some oak and coconut all come through, but in the background.

The body feels a touch light, but they smooth, velvety carbonation makes up for that.

Twelve bucks for a bourbon barrel barleywine that you can grab off of the shelf any day of the week is pretty good, but I don't know if I will be buying one again or not. Cockeyed Cooper is a good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:25:41 | More by Hojaminbag
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The beer comes in muddy reddish copper color.

The aroma has that classic American barleywine of old hops, earthy, tea leaves, cardboard, brown bag. Behind it there’s a caramel and toffee sweetness and a hint of alcohol.

The flavor follows with a medium plus to light sweetness in the front with a touch of brown sugar and caramel, hints of dark fruit of dried prune and date. Then onto earthy, herbal, leafy heavy bittering of hops. It finishes off of a medium minus amount of bourbon that mellows the beer.

The mouthfeel is medium plus.

For an American attempt at the beer, this is quite good. The age and bourbon probably helped the flavor of the beer too.

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.