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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 657
Reviews: 245
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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klopez1253

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm partial to Uinta's high alcohol beers because I know they come out of a context of 3.2/4.0 beers; the high alcohol beers could be terrible and they would still stand out, and command an audience and a market in that context. But Uinta's high alcohol beers can stand up to anyone's.

My first reaction when I tried this beer, in a bourbon barrel version, was simply "Wow." It had great taste and great subtlety (for a barleywine ale) and the bonus of the bourbon barrel. Should all my beers be so powerful and profound.

In appearance it is a dark brown, with little lacing.

The smell is beer with a little fruit in front of it -- not too strong an alcohol nose.

The taste is a malty front with a bourbon barrel back; the hops bite is there but is subsumed by the malt and the bourbon (to me, an ideal proportion).

The mouthfeel is reasonably carbonated but not too much nor too little, and overall this is one of the great beers I've ever had: I don't think I would give 5.0's this much to too many brews, but this one seemed to deserve it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 04:47:25 | More by klopez1253
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obrendano

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

all the 5's are a little egregious, but I swear with one sip this beer rocketed into the stratosphere of my favorites list

A - sunburst red body, foamy tan head that just doesn't die, even at a high ABV

S - notable sharp pineapple hop profile, malt and whisky complete the background

T - amazing. sharp bite of pineapple from the hops, sweet caramel malt, vanilla notes, delicious bourbon tone throughout. this is fabulous stuff

M - creamy, chewy and perfectly bubbly. warming to everything it touches

O - this is a great one. start decently cold and go slow, it opens up beautifully as it warms

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 21:31:03 | More by obrendano
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Ohmmygawd

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Every once in a while you get that beer. The one beer (or barley wine) that makes it all better. THIS was that beer today.

A- Poured so perfectly with about 2 fingers of a rich carmel head.

S- Rich molasses with hints of cherry or strawberry. I swear this is heaven.

T- Rolls over the tongue like a good bourbon and finishes with a bite. ABV 11.1%

M- Thick and creamy while sitting high on the tongue.

O- I'd like to think that every review depends on environment and timing for the individual but this beer was exactly what the doctor ordered and the taste was out of this world. I highly recommend it. Especially if you like bourbon or irish whiskey.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 23:07:07 | More by Ohmmygawd
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampling a cellar aged bottle that was bottled on 4/2010.
Poured into a snifter the beer is a deep dark mahogany hue with minimal beige head of about 1 cm.
Aroma is rich malty and complex with brown sugar, dark fruit, figs, some bourbon and a bit of booziness that makes me realize this may be a sipping beer.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth silky texture. Very mild rolling carbonation.
Flavor is malty and sweet and complex with molasses, figs, prunes, bourbon, toffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Fairly complex flavor profile. I get a little warm booze on each swallow but it isnt unpleasant. Complex flavors with the malts dominant.
This beer catches up with me by the end of the 750 ml, but is intensely enjoyable and represents a well made barrel aged B-wine.
I would definitely buy this beer again if I found it on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 06:51:18 | More by sulldaddy
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searsclone

Arizona

4.73/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into an oversize wine glass. Bottled 06/22/12 and reviewed 02/11/13.

Pours dark red with a huge, rocky, tan head with tons of bubbles up the sides of the glass.

Smell is huge! Raisins, plums, and bread. Followed by spice and alcohol, caramel and dark chocolate.

Taste is fantastic! Vanilla, caramel, cream, roasted malt, toast, bread, alcohol. Boozy and warming, with a spicy finish.

Mouth feel is creamy and velvety and chewy.

Overall, a really great barley wine.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 02:52:43 | More by searsclone
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mfunk9786

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The moment I popped the cork on this one, I realized I couldn't go back. Go back to a time that this was sitting in my fridge, staring at me with its awesome, hilarious label. Taunting me.

A: The cork popped with a whimper rather than a bang. The beer is undeniably gorgeous. It's a dark brown with hints of gold, a no-nonsense barleywine look with head that just wants to be part of the fun, to varying degrees of success. Just too wonderful to look at.

S: Vanilla, oak, and raisins dominate the aroma, with an absolutely captivating finish of how-do-they-still-smell-so-good fresh hops. I would buy an air freshener for my car that smells like this.

T: My first sip sort of frightened me. I'm alone to enjoy this brew, and I know that my fiance wouldn't like this flavor bomb, but that doesn't curb my regret. I feel like Caligula drinking this without sharing. It does not allow for big sips: once it coats your tongue, the sweet and sour malty oaky business and citric hop quality doesn't allow you to take too much at once. One of the most full-bodied beers I have ever tasted. The alcohol is completely masked. I implore everyone to have at least a sip of this. And to think: I was saving my bottle of Labyrinth because I assumed it would be the better beer. I can't imagine this brewery making something that tastes better than this.

M: A bit syrupy, but in a pleasing way that counteracts the hop bite (This was barrel aged! How do they have such a fresh bite?!) and lends a lot of smoothness to the more astringently liquorish qualities of the bourbon flavor. What could have this alcohol-on-the-tongue dissolving feeling instead coats and pleases the mouth. Great stuff here.

D: It's a sipper. But at a price of $12-$18 per bottle depending on where you buy it, this still feels like an incredible bargain compared to some of the pretenders out there.

I would buy a case of this to pop open on every special occasion that I observe over the next ten years. It's that level of special.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 01:54:49 | More by mfunk9786
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chrisrose30

California

4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This is probably one of the best bourbon barrel barely wines I have ever tasted, although I haven't tasted too many. Nothing new in the quality of Uinta.

Appearance: This pours a smoky brown/black with a thick, brownish head.

Smell: You can smell the bourbon in this one. Very rich with caramelized fruits.

Taste: Caramelized fruits, a slight hint of bourbon, and some persimmon.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly fizzy. Possesses a deep warmth.

Overall: I would spring for another anytime - this is one good beer and definitely worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 00:11:49 | More by chrisrose30
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stumac

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Haven't reviewed a brew in a while due to the quick and easy rating thinga-ma-jigger. So it's a a dark ruby with nice khaki lacing and dome. Rose hips, pepper, honey in the nose. Huge citrus hops take the plate, followed by mellow grassy notes. Hidden in there is the depth of caramel apple, apricot, cherry skins, all followed with a big sherry explosion. Big body, crispy carbo. A very solid brew...

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 01:25:04 | More by stumac
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

3rd row tailgater brought this one back from Utah, thanks dude!

Beautiful looking beer, poured into a goblet. Deep red color with a large bubbly head. Great retention and lacing!

Smells hoppy, more on the pine side of flavors. Strong aroma, just a hint of bourbon on the nose.

The taste is magnificent. The hops are still there but all the other flavors burst out. The bourbon is more strong on the tongue, caramel and vanilla come through as well. Awesome blend, well put together.

Great on the tongue, a good thick beer that swishes well.

I'd drink another, any day.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 01:36:42 | More by theboozecruise
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle bought online from Beermerchants.com

Poured a deep coppery red colour. Mocha tan head poured tight, thick and foamy with a meringue like top then faded slowly to wispy covering... barely any carbonation... some sticky lacing lines...

Aroma - Lots of toasted toffee and caramel maltiness, peppery hop notes, dark fruits (strong raisins, figs), some bourbon booziness, toasted nuts, piney resin, earthy, light liquorice, some orange, malt loaf, burnt sugar sweetness, light oakiness...

Taste - Strong toasted bready and toffee malts, lots of sweet caramel, noticeable alcohol - hints of bourbon, piney hop resin, fruit cake notes, light treacle sweetness, ripe fruits (raisins, spicy apples, bitter oranges), butterscotch and vanilla...

Feel - Smoothand syrupy initially then a little sharpness comes through... full bodied... a bit boozy to be very drinkable..

Overall - An excellent barleywine... rich and warming... recommended...

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 12:21:37 | More by mdagnew
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, another Crooked Line that goes straight to beer heaven! Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, thick, billowy, light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear cherry amber with a couple of lazy bubble trails. Aroma is a heavy, hop, malt, fresh sawn wood, resin, black olives. Flavor's like nose, bitter and tang up front, with a little malt and bourbon sweet, hints of dark chocolate. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, the bitter hop veers a tad off, alcohol warmth, but still great sipping beer. Perfect to share with friends who are of the same mind.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 03:01:05 | More by drpimento
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into large snifter; deep blood-red ruby with a huge fluffy tan head even from a soft pour that fades very slowly, leaving tons of lacing. Smell is big malt, some bitter hops, bourbon and vanilla, and some woody notes. Taste is big malt, a hefty presence of bitter hops, as well as some dark chocolate and dark fruit. Then it all smooths out into bourbon/vanilla/woody flavors. Mouthfeel is huge and creamy. Alcohol is noticeable but not in a bad way.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:17:44 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Pahn

New York

4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle into an oversized wine glass. Bottled 04/01/10.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch, rocky tan head that dissipates quickly leaving weird leglike dots of lacing. All the foam disappears, giving the appearance of flatness. Pours a dark, semi-translucent ruby red. Leaves the occasional dot of lacing.

Smell: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and a deep barleywine maltiness. Piny hops and booziness come out as the beer warms, but the dominant smells are always bourbon and malt. The smell enriches the flavor and keeps you wanting to come back and sip more. Smells good enough that if it didn't taste amazing, I would become angry at the beer for lying to me. Incidentally, I still remember the beguiling savory aroma of Uinta's normal barleywine from the time I had it on tap, and it's in this beer, too, lurking around underneath the bourbon and malt; a little smoke and Worcestershire sauce (it sounds a bit weird combined with the other notes, but it works).

Taste: Like most great beers, the flavor follows the nose but gives you much more. Bourbon, a bit of hop bitterness, yellow cake, lots of toffee and caramel, roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, with a hot finish. The malt is huge; numerous smooth and rich cake like flavors, perfectly balanced by the hop bitterness and the bite from the bourbon and the ABV. Dark fruit (fig and date) pop up as well, along with the dark chocolate advertised on the bottle, but always balanced with several other things (the dark fruit balance perfectly with the roasted flavors, the bitter dark chocolate gets balanced by smooth, creamy cake and caramel flavors).

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, with a small amount of carbonation and a lot of alcohol heat. Creamy, approaching chewy.

Drinkability: I love this beer. I can't drink it slowly enough.

Cockeyed Cooper is a stellar example of a bourbon barrel aged barleywine. Big flavors of bourbon that make sense balanced with huge barleywine malt. It could stand to be a bit more hop forward, but as is it's right up my alley. I don't like spending $15 on a 750ml bottle of beer, but this was worth it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 21:42:12 | More by Pahn
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip, bottle dated 12/08/11. Pours a dark red, with a huge 3 inch off white head with red highlights, with plenty of lacing, and takes its time settling. Smell is lots of cooked brown sugar, bourbon, dark fruit, piny hops, and vanilla oak. Taste is powerful, balanced with everything from the nose. With bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit , and oak being the dominant flavors, but a bitterness in the finish that suggest bitter hops. This is really impressive, one of the most beautiful beers I have ever looked at and I love that it is a beer that blends wonderful with the bourbon not being the only true flavor. Body is large, nice carbonation especially for its heft, not that dry considering the style, and very drinkable for a beer of this magnitude. This Brewery is really impressive. Going to hopefully get a few more bottles to watch develop, would really amaze me if it could get any better.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:08:45 | More by SawDog505
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roblowther

Texas

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
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3rdRowTailgater

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer from Uinta and I think I picked a winner.

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a chimay goblet, pours a beautiful dark ruby color with a big creamy head that stays for a while with very nice lacing down the side of the glass.

Smells hoppy with hints of caramel and vanilla. Hoppier smelling than many other barleywines especially considering it is bourbon barrel aged.

Hop bitterness hits the tongue and stays as vanilla, caramel and dark fruits rush over the tongue and down the throat. Great balance of sweet and bitter. Complex and delicious.

Mouthfeel is nice and it's not nearly as warm with alcohol as other beers aged in bourbon barrels.

Great drinkability, I would pick this up again and again. Wish it was available here in Louisiana. Guess another trip to Utah is called for.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 01:45:12 | More by 3rdRowTailgater
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wchollif

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Loads of head, not dissipating. Color is a very dark caramel brown, but when held to the light shows no cloudiness. The smell is muted, I'm not getting much more than a little hops and oak. The taste is 100% better than the nose, wow! This beer is very complex, citrus hops, vanilla, caramel, spices, just the right amount of bourbon. Not boozy at all. Hard to believe the alcohol is so high. This is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 14:22:51 | More by wchollif
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flannelman808

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Looks good ... this pours a ruby brown color and while its dark, it has good clarity. Light tan head tops it off and has quite good retention and good lacing.

S: Candied orange and dried apricot (hopping) meet a honeycomb like sweetness. This has just hints of the bourbon barrels.

T: Bourbon wood and toffee meet dried stone fruit and deep caramel notes. This is quite good, better than I was hoping for.
The oak and "forest floor" hopping bring this beer into balance. Lots of complexity finally ending dry ... what more could you want?

M: Good, long lasting and prickly.

O: This is an exceptional bourbon barrel aged barley wine. I will absolutely get this again and think it may age fairly well.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 06:43:15 | More by flannelman808
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negroobserver

New York

4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While not quite orgasmic, I found this to be a really great beer. With hints of coconut and caramel, the beer has a shiny nose. The color is a rusty dirty brown with significant haziness. Nice fine cappuccino cream head. The taste is sweet and a nutty with a hint of bitterness at the back end. The mouthfeel has depth and character. It's not too thin or two dense, nicely balanced. Reminds me very much of another burbon barrel aged beer I tried in North Carolina, except for the fact that this has a much softer alcohol presence. The alcohol is there, but it doesn't smack you in the face when you take a whiff.

Great stuff!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 04:22:18 | More by negroobserver
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Drinkerofales

California

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8-0?-11

Pours dark brown with reddish purple highlights. A huge cream colored head forms and leaves plenty of chunky lacing.

Smell is rich and big on bourbon, with caramel and vanilla present as well. A hint of pine is hiding in there, but definitely not the focus.

Taste is great. The bourbon doesn't overpower, though it is there. Vanilla and rich roasted malt make the primary part of the flavor. A hint of chocolate, raisin, and prune are there as well.

Feels super smooth. The medium light body has it's alcohol well hidden. Amazingly easy to drink, and did I say smooth?

Easily the best barley wine I have had to date, and barrel aged to boot? Not expensive in comparison, and even the wife enjoyed. I will be getting more to enjoy tomorrow.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 03:29:31 | More by Drinkerofales
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cockeyed Cooper opens with a surprisingly hoppy nose for a Barleywine. In fact, at first, a heavy smattering of grapefruit rind and pine hops is all that comes across. After a few seconds these initial aromas calm down, revealing a sugary, malty underbelly ripe with caramel, toffee, berry, orange, peach, brown sugar, and somehow, even more caramel. These sugary aromas bear a striking resemblance to caramel-covered fruits--the expensive kind found in artisan shops--and is extremely alluring. Toast crust and rising wheat dough help ground the brew. Hardly present, and surprisingly so, is any hint of bourbon, since this was barrel-aged. Only a slight vanilla and oak tinge gives it away, and that very hard to detect. As a whole, the nose is excellent, and while it may be slightly too strong on the sugars, is still enticing.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a simultaneous hop and malt slam, the former bringing grapefruit rind, pine sap, dandelion stem, and touches of eucalyptus, and the latter covering the tastebuds in waves of caramel, brown sugar, apricot, berry, white grape, and green apple. Some toast crust and baguette helps bring the beer to earth, but not by much, as the sugars are intense--so intense that it takes the full force of the beer's 65 IBUs just to get the hops noticed. Additional notes of vanilla and oak, as well as extremely subtle tawny port and cognac, give excellent depth and complexity. Late in the mouthful the port and cognac flavors rise in potency, bringing a charcoal-filtered whang to the brew, as well as for the first time revealing the high 11.1% ABV in vodka-like heady vapors. The aftertaste is a continuation of these liqueur-like flavors, as well as fainter hints of bread and grapefruit rind, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-high, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is excellent fare, and easily one of the better Barleywines I've tasted. Especially noteworthy here is how the beer doesn't rely exclusively on heavy, thick malt flavors--such as many beers of this style do--but adds IPA-like hops and bourbon barrel aging to the mix. The result is definitely worth seeking out, and firmly places pretty much everything Uinta Brewing makes at the top of my "must try" list.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 23:25:09 | More by jondeelee
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Clear dark reddish-brown. Big, foamy, creamy-colored head. Great retention, thin rings of lacing.

S: Rich sugary caramel, subdued esters of raisin and fig, slight whiff of bourbon, wood, and vanilla, and some herbal hops.

T: Rich malt tastes of caramel, molasses, and brown bread. Herbal hops take on a supporting role, and balance without being a main attraction. Raisin and fig esters provide depth. The finish is the real attraction to this beer. The subtleties of the barrel aging add layers of complexity. A pleasant woodiness, light warming vanilla, and mild bourbon flavors pave the way for deep roasted malt flavors of creamy Swiss chocolate. Very memorable.

M: Very rich, thick, and syrupy. Low carbonation. Warms with every sip.

D: Very high for the style.

Notes: One of the best barrel-aged beers I've ever had, and believe you me, I have had many. The bourbon and wood flavors are mild enough that they don't hog too much of the spotlight, and they shouldn't overwhelm even the more timid of palate. Extremely drinkable- not at all boozy and much more approachable than the abv suggests. I wish it were more readily available here. A real treat.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 00:28:24 | More by ryan1788a5
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KhourysBeerGuy

Nevada

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nutty brown, almost red color, with a thin tan head that lingers faintly.

Smells of caramel, hazelnut, cocoa, dried fruits, currant, and praline. Very complex sweet roasted nuttiness.

The flavor mellows as it warms, and the complexity of the chocolate/coffee/nuttiness really begins to shine. You can definitely tell this was aged in bourbon barrels.

More carbonated than the barleywines that iI've tasted recently, and that, to me, is a good thing. This has some teeth to linger on your palate rather than being a watery, slippery mess. However, it isn't over-the-top bubbly. Really nice balance here. I think that is the best attribute of this beer.

Surprisingly drinkable for the weight, even though this is not as heavy as some barleywines that I've had.

Overall, I really enjoy this beer. I will admit, though, that I'm biased; I will enjoy almost anything if you age it in a bourbon barrel.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 01:14:17 | More by KhourysBeerGuy
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Greywulfken

New York

4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: into a tulip, brown ale with a few fingers of tan head that left clingy lace down the glass - head persisted throughout the drink

S: earthy grains, bourbon and oak, candied fruits

T: sweet figs and molasses up front, with dry, whiskey woods and hearty grains to finish - nice complexity hinting at dark musky fruits, oak alcohol vapors, and chewy barley - some suggestions of savory spices

M: medium-full bodied, smooth but with a semisweet bitterness to close, some fizz of carbonation, slight coating on the tongue

O: hearty, not too sweet, complex and well-balanced hop and malt mixture. Much better than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 22:58:55 | More by Greywulfken
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cavedave

New York

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very large thanks are due to wasatch for this incredible barleywine. Had a chance y'day to taste some of the world's finest BW at an epic beer tasting at CL. Bottling a Furious clone as we drink this.

The pour is a luxurious ruby highlighted brown, topped by a lively skim. A gentle swirl leaves resinous mountains capped by clutches of fine bubbles.

It's about 58 deg., the nose is a marvelous mix of soft bourbon, warm alcohol, vanilla, cherry, deep caramel, fig, even some floral hop, not a lot of wood. Very tempting, very complex, and not slap in the face bourbon like many.

The taste in this has really come together, extremely well blended, and the alcohol must at one time have been hotter. It starts with a really tasty roll of deep mellow caramel, vaporous spice of alcohol, cherry, oak, herbal, vanilla sweet, and into a fruity indecipeherable finish that is just tart enough and gently bitter enough to amaze. This is tastier than the purported worlds' best I tasted yesterday. It is perfectly attenuated/sweet, a masterpiece of flavor.

This feels like silk, has no cloy, has low carb., an excellent finish, and highlights a wonderful flavor profile. It has a huge malt bill that ought not drink nearly this easily. Does it get better than this? Prob. not.

Drinkability is almost good as it gets.

Impression: Were it possible I would fill my cellar with these. Sadly, it's not.

Serving type: bottle

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.