Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 750ml caged and corked bottle.
A- Pours a deep copper color. Hints of red hues really pop out when held to the light. One finger tan head shows medium retention. Nice sheety lacing all over the sides of the glass.
S- The bourbon barrel aging in this come out first to me in the aroma mixing with a huge raisin and plum darker fruit scents. The bourbon comes through in a nice light scent with wood being secondary. Hints of syrupy molasses with big caramel malts in the second part of the aroma. Alcohol is present but not in a overpowering form. Vanilla is also present in hints toward the second half of the aroma.
T- The front of the beer has a ton of barrel aging just like the aroma. Bourbon is nice and smooth unlike many other barrel aged barleywines I have had. Wood comes through mixed with caramalized darker fruits. Plum and raisin come through in the middle of the beer with hints of vanilla as well from the barrel. Ending has a smooth caramel malt that plays a nice underbody to some wood flavor and warming alcohol that shows a little heat.
M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low but good for the style. Darker fruits, caramel malts, light barrel notes are left on the palate. Aftertaste has warming alcohol, caramel malts, vanilla, and darker fruit. Flavors were well balanced much more than I expected for what the beer was. No off flavors were present in the beer at all. Medium high alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer was a unexpected treat. I have been sitting on this bottle for the past year it seems and I'm glad I did. The flavors are hard to beat in any barrel aged beer. The ABV is high but the alcohol doesn't come out in any sort of heat. A great beer that should be shared among friends.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2011 00:28:08 | More by alleykatking
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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.