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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

Cockeyed CooperCockeyed Cooper

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BA SCORE
88
very good

653 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 653
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Daniellobo on 06-03-2010)
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khiasmus

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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.

What delight.

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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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.