Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2008 edition 22-ounce classy-looking red wax-dipped bomber bottle, courtesy of Wasatch. Thanks, John!
After a considerable amount of wax-whittling and a smattering of related swearing, I manage to decrown this sucker...
In my D-R snifter held up before the fading afternoon December sunshine, Uinta's BBB is murky reddish-chestnut-tinted amber in color with a short-lived cap of pale beige foam. As the head retreats into a thin bubbly collar, a wispy ring and scattered freckles of lacing remain behind to tastefully decorate the walls of the glass.
The aroma is loaded with sticky, fruity, brown sugar-dipped notes of fallen apples, fermenting red grapes, and overripe plums enrobed in dark caramel. A solid slab of dry oak and a surprisingly vague whiff of bourbon trails the fruit-pack, but gains strength as the chilled beer approaches cellar-cool temperature.
The taste is richly caramel-heavy with a fat-handed sprinkle of dark brown sugared raisins and a finish that features a dry, peppery bite. Black plum skins and an edge of woodiness contribute mildly bitter dryness that helps to balance a brew that would otherwise be a gigantic candy-bomb. Only as the drink begins to warm (and warm the drinker as well) does any inkling of bourbon make an appearance, and Triple B benefits greatly from the added dimension. The caramel backbone gains a charred, smoky character that beats back the sugar and bumps up both my enjoyment of the brew and my flavor score.
The drink is firm and lightly-carbonated with a silky, syrupy feel. An extremely tasty brew and a very easy drinker considering the substantial 11.1% ABV and the rampant sweetness revealed at the crown-cracking. One snifterful of BBB would be plenty were it not properly tempered nor I such a greedy bastard. Damned fine.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2009 18:11:15 | More by cvstrickland
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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 704 ratings.