Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by khiasmus:
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
"One teaspoon or two?"
I survey the liquid in front of me as the cream lolls about, creating a miasma of dark brown/ruby, a medicine, she cocks her head to the side and I have a strange feeling that this was planned, a joke... There are no bubbles on top, just a lifeless mud, and I wonder if I'll survive this.
I look up. "That'll do for now, thank you." And I lean in for a sample of the aromas.
Be this poison or no, it is as the Turkish delight of Jadis, one does not care, one must partake after this aroma. Layers upon layers, I close my eyes and allow the different notes to form pictures in my brain, trying to relegate a specific character to each separate attribute: toffee, raisin and plum, Maple-wood and maple-syrup, and a distinct caramelized sugar that balances itself with spicy alcohol on the end of every breath.
The clanging of dishes can be heard, and an indistinct melody that masquerades as this song for a moment, then that, then proves itself to be one I've no recollection of... (but wait, that sounds like... or is it...?)... and I hazard a sip. And it is huge. An initial wash of sugary, honey-maple syrup at the first, bolstered quickly by an eager notion of caramel-bourbon, which is quickly drowned out in turn by spicy alcohol attempting to pass itself off as toffee or caramel-flavoured. Each taste draws me further in, and finishes with harsh roasted grain that balances with a seismic vanilla tone.
Now, in the body, one can see the true mannerisms, for what is communication but sincerity, the opposite thereof, and a glance? So then, we must truly observe the mannerisms of this body: it is full, mouth-filling, syrupy, lowly-carbonated, and then finishes both warm and dry.
Well, if nothing else, I have certainly ascertained that it is no poison, despite its dubious looks. The clanking in the background stops and I sink more deeply into both the leather around me, my thoughts, and the experience that this truly delightful beverage gives me with my eyes closed. Thank you, waitress. You have astounded me.
Many thanks to Wespatrick.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2009 23:51:47 | More by khiasmus
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4.53/5 rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A big bottle and my Friday after work is looking all good. Poured into a snifter, there is a noticeable cork pop and a lot more head than I expected from a barley wine. It is black in color and the head is huge, rocky, and light tan. Very, very nice looking. The smell is apricots, molases, vanilla, a slight hoppiness, and my mouth is watering. The taste is phenomenal, with boozy fruit, wood, vanilla and a slight banana in there somewhere. It is dry but not too much so, with a noticeable alcohol warmth as it goes down. The hops are there just at the very start and then its all wood aging from there. You taste it, you smell it, and you really get the sense that the aging process rounded off the sharp edges on this. Really, really spectacular. The mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated and a tad sticky. Overall, I think this is a fantastic barley wine. It is not sweet like most. It could, if anything, use a bit more sweetness and a bit less woody dryness but wow, just really terrific.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 22:55:56 | More by roblowther
Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.