Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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Cockeyed CooperCockeyed Cooper

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BA SCORE
88
very good

270 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 270
Hads: 884
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 206 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Daniellobo on 06-03-2010

Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (1,794 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BrotherK
2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To reference an 80's Wendy's commercial, Where's the bourbon? (61 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant chestnut under a sticky, clingy 2” light tan foam collar.
S: Spice, bourbon, big perfume, vanilla, oak, dark dried fruit, fig, dates, caramel, light toffee.
T: Very creamy liquid carries big malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dried fruit flavors across the tongue, balanced by citrus rind bitterness with some grain in the background.
F: A big body with medium to medium low carbonation, rich texture, alcohol warming.
O: A big beer with a mixed drink presence (472 characters)

Photo of FFreak
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into teku glass. A clear dark mohagany brown with a 1/2 finger brown head that dissipates rather slowly leaving nice lace. Nice dried stone fruits and brown sugar in the nose. Taste follows with dried fruit, raisins, cherry, hints of bourbon and some alchohol, but unfortunately it has a slightly unpleasant bitterness that is somewhat different that a hoppy bitterness. It might appeal to some but detracted from the beer for me. Mouth is substantial, slightly viscous, sweet, but not quite cloying. Overall, a decent attempt but unfortunately it misses the mark for me. (584 characters)

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter this beer was a dark brown color with a small tan head. There was a smidgeon of lace.

Aroma was sweet caramel and vanilla.

Taste followed aroma, caramel and vanilla. But there was also some dark fruit that showed up in the taste. And, lo and behold, hops.

In fact, this was a fairly hoppy beer. They didn't dominate the taste, but complimented it very well. (374 characters)

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Afroman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle, bottled 4/1/10. Pours a medium brown (cola color) with a fairly large creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bourbon, pepper, sweet caramel, some cola and some floral notes.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts, some cola and bourbon. The finish is some grassy bitterness and alcohol (pretty harsh and warming). The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, not too impressive. It's not well balanced. The cola is odd and the bourbon and alcohol are overdone. (525 characters)

Photo of Britton
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Twifiter
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml brown magnum.

Massive head w/ a good amount of stickage. Dark rudy color has clarity in the light. Estery w/ some fusel bourbon barrel aromas, caramel, vanilla and figs for a big sweet nose. Creamy and smooth all over the full-ish body. Big bready maltiness of toasted grain, caramel and dried hay. Alcohol is very noticeable but not hot, estery with booze soaked figs. Wood and vanilla and a drying finish complete this beer.

Wood aging done right, I really dig this brew. (482 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, caged and corked, with Brewed on dating right on the label...how tough was that?...

Pour is ruby tinged, darker amber, murky, the darker tan head is dense, lasting and luxorious. leaves wild, high webs of fine ass lace.

Malt forward nose, with some booze, caramel, burnt sugars and whiskey.

Super smooth drinking barley wine, very dry finish. Notes of dark and burnt malts, smoke, toffee, scotch. Big and smoothly flavorful. Easy drinking, quality offering. (468 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. This was an aged bottle (at least 2-3 years) that was labeled as Uinta Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine, but it is the same beer as Cockeyed Copper.

The beer pours a red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is bourbon with some oak and dark fruit notes. The flavor is caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (403 characters)

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 1Adam12
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours burgandyish. Love the color. Smells of raisins, figs, and bourbon. Taste was much less sweet than I was expecting, possibly due to the bourbon. Very nicely balanced. Tastes just like the nose but the bourbon is more present. Reminds me more of an ale than a barley wine. Bourbon is noticeable but not over powering. Still very sweet. This is a sipper for sure. I bought two bottles and I'm very interested to see what happens with some age on it.

Edit: 8-14-11 I previously said "reminds me more of an ale than a barleywine". My taste is getting better. Definitely a barleywine. Scratch that previous statement. I had this at an A-, this is more of a B+ however. Good, just not A material. (696 characters)

Photo of fo1ksguitar
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.