Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
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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3.98/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 07-18-2014
Freshness: Bottled 02-06-2013
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance is a murky, dark brown beer, nearly opaque. The small tan head leaves a good lacing behind and shows fair retention.
Strong, pleasing aromas feature molasses and caramel, as this is very malty. Other smells include earthy, woody/oak notes plus vanilla. Also dark, ripened fruits like figs, dates, and overripe bananas. I don't really get any whiskey or bourbon aromas.
The taste is very rich and malty. Tons of malt give it a sweet taste, but there's also a significant dose of hops to lend an earthy and piney bitterness. The alcohol warmth is notable at 11.1% for some boozy effects.
Mouthfeel is creamy on this thick-bodied brew. Carbonation is low. The beer seems to have a staleness/oxidation downside to it that may be attributed to the age. Fortunately this seems to lessen as the beers warms up a bit.
Overall a very good Barleywine with a few detractions.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 03:14:40 | More by sommersb
3.48/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured at the Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours murky light brown with a fluffy white head on top. Aroma is unexpected with huge lemony citrus peel and not much else. Flavor follows with more big lemons--like chewing on the fruit--and very light caramel. Really not much else going on here, and while the flavor is only described as lemony, it isn't particularly bitter either. Maybe I'm drinking lemon Pinesol? Light to medium bodied--strange for a barleywine, particularly one aged in barrels--with medium plus carbonation. This was weird. Pretty much the exact opposite of expectations going in on a BA Barleywine. I can't say it was bad, just not right.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 23:45:25 | More by BMMillsy
3.28/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Served in 12oz goblet. Poured a nice, opaque mahogany-brown color with less than a half-inch of light tan head that had very good retention and pretty good lacing.
The aroma was mostly sweet malts, with a bit of a hop tang in the background. On the tongue, the beer was pretty much the same, with the addition of an odd "funk" in the middle. there a slight bitter and smoky finish.
The body was about average for the style, a little fuller than Bigfoot perhaps, and had a dry finish. Drinkability was OK, but I would probably only have 1 at a sitting. Overall, a nicely solid brew. Worth trying if you see it.
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2014 22:12:54 | More by beertunes
Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.