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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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715 Ratings

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 43
Gots: 157 | FT: 6
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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1.93/5  rDev -51%

Thanks to beandip for the bottle via trade; I only have one more from our interactions & it, too, is a BA barleywine? Coincidence? I think not. Popped open & shared with my Florida-bound wife, curse her!

Pours is pretty tame. The beer looks like water running of a rusty, fire-engine red 1980 Ford Pinto. Aroma is sharp, malty, with a teaspoon of oxidation & a faint, but present, sourness. Doesn't bode well.

Cockeyed Cooper carries a whopper of oxidation, enough to really wreck the beer for me. Rusted nickel dominates, with only bare hints of vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisins, caramel, & malts peeking out from the ruins. But the slick rust keeps this from being enjoyable at all.

Disappointing. Bottled less than a year ago, this one, anyway, has turned into a heap of Pinto scrap metal. My wife concurs. Sadly, reluctantly I can't finish this.

03-09-2011 02:55:58 | More by maximum12
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New York

2.42/5  rDev -38.6%

The packaging is great. Quirky and well designed vector art label, corked and caged.

Poured a thin copper color with virtually no head. Aroma is an over sweet and malty mess. The taste is harsh and wacky with only a faint hint of mediocre bourbon flavor. Metallic wonky dark fruit is present. All the staple flavors here are off. Astringent. Feel is thin to moderate.

Well either this beer is just bad or it can't be aged in the cellar for 1 year, because it tastes like shit. This makes me wonder if i should cellar barley wines anymore!

01-30-2012 00:26:13 | More by kbnooshay
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2.45/5  rDev -37.8%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- Beautiful dark caramel color, one finger light, off-white head

S- Smells of Caramel and bourbon

T- Caramel, bourbon, sour, bitter, a bit of barnyard funk, laundry soap?? Really funny aftertaste, can't get it out of my mouth.

M- Nice mouthfeel, except the awful aftertaste.

O- I like it up until the aftertaste. Can't drink anymore.

08-15-2011 06:50:34 | More by LaneMeyer
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

06-02-2013 21:38:50 | More by ajzy
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

10-31-2013 00:38:48 | More by UHCougar12
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2.53/5  rDev -35.8%

(750ml bottle from AJ’s). Pours nearly clear copper with massive beige head. Some nice lacing develops. Aroma of strong alcohol, dank hops, wood and some band-aid. Taste is sweet with hop bitterness and a sharp alcohol bite. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter, hot finish. I didn’t like this one too much. It reminds me of CL Golden Delicious where the alcohol just overpowers the base beer. An alcohol bomb.

05-13-2011 04:47:28 | More by trappistlover
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2.58/5  rDev -34.5%

Pours an excellent dark copper color, fairly clear, good sized tan head that slowly descends. Nice lacing, looks good.

Aroma is very sweet and strongly alcoholic. Don’t really get much bourbon from the nose at all. A little wood and raisin/prune smell to boot.

Didn’t enjoy the taste of this one at all. Very sweet and malty and very hot with booze. Way too big and kind of all over the place. The bourbon comes through more strongly than in nose, hops are very subdued. Caramel, vanilla, and dark fruit notes present as well. Ultimately the aggressive and fumy alcohol overwhelms the other flavors.

Pretty creamy, long and somewhat unpleasant finish. Overall a difficult beer to drink and to enjoy and one I certainly won’t be buying again anytime soon, particularly not when it’s 12 dollars.

10-14-2011 04:38:48 | More by tobelerone
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2.59/5  rDev -34.3%

In Denver on business and stumbled across Barleywine pouring at Falling Rock. lucky me. Bartenders attitude reminds me of no BS vibe at tornados but he knew his sh*t. Cockeyed Cooper was disappointing in my opinion. A bit too light on the flavor side for my Barleywine tastes. On to round 2.

02-13-2013 05:31:16 | More by Tuckersmth
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2.65/5  rDev -32.7%

on tap at blue dog

Cockeyed copper pours out that copper color with some light bronze hues within. Just a small amount of tannish bubbles forming a loose cap, no lace on the sides. Smell is very minimal on the oak and bourbon with some grain coming out and a small amount of caramel. Getting some rust and signs of infection as well. If this is an american barleywine, the hops are out of the picture as of now in keg form. Taste is off, and light and just not big enough to be a top contender for BA barleywine. Definite infection. To be honest, this does not even resemble a barleywine, the body is too thin. Tastes of metal, slight oak, vanilla, faint caramel, and some coca cola in the finish. Somethings off. As stated, body is at about medium, light carb, infection left on the tounge. Drinkability is low, because I did not finish my glass.

08-11-2012 16:43:50 | More by BARFLYB
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

04-14-2014 23:09:40 | More by wesside89
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

05-06-2014 18:30:51 | More by ncstateplaya
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2.88/5  rDev -26.9%

a: This was a dark, clear copper color. It poured with a medium sized sticky head.

s: Caramel, toffee, hints of vanilla, plus some whiskey. Too much woody astringency.

t: A bit bland up front with a muddled combination weak whiskey, toffee, and caramel. There was a semi-strong woody astringent heat at the finish plus some fairly potent naked bitterness.

m: medium body and gentle carbonation.

o: Not bad, but this just doesn't come together. Overly harsh and lacking sweetness. Where is the vanilla? I don't think this beer was a good candidate for the barrel.

06-21-2012 23:59:38 | More by DIM
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2.9/5  rDev -26.4%

$16.99 for a 750ml. Hmm...

A-Pours a dark clear amber with over an inch of khaki colored head. Reduces slowly, leaving sheets of sticky foam.

S-Oak, anise, dark fruit, rock candy sugar, alcohol.

T/M-Where's the bourbon? Booze overwhelms the flavor profile. Dry, papery alcohol flavors overwhelm otherwise unimpressive and barely perceptible flavors of oak and brown sugar. The mouth feel is full and soft at first, but eventually ends up dry, boozy and papery.

O-Underwhelming, way too boozy, and extremely overpriced.For a supposed "Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine" there's no trace of bourbon, and barely any oak. Surprised this has so much hype behind it, as it offers almost nothing, and is way too expensive. Skip it.

04-28-2011 04:53:48 | More by DaveHS
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2.96/5  rDev -24.9%

Big bubbly head dissipates into a lovely deep ruby red color.

Smell is a tad medicinal. Is that the bourbon? Barrel comes across too.

I'm surprised at the first sip. This barleywine has a fruitier component -- tart cherries, maybe -- than I expected in the style. It's obviously a big beer, fairly sweet and alcoholic. A pleasant sipper.

Nice lacing leaves a creamy mouthfeel in later sips. It improves down the glass

Unfortunately, I agree with some of the other reviewers who notice an unpleasant, astringent, hot, medicinal aftertaste.

Probably wouldn't buy again, especially at the price. It has both good and bad qualities.

02-19-2013 04:27:28 | More by mmapes
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-30-2013 03:16:45 | More by Beer21
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-09-2014 05:46:43 | More by JuanAlberto
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-16-2012 20:02:55 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

750 ML poured into a Bruery Tulip.
Thanks to Mr Kennedy for sharing this, though I picked it out at Chambers Wine and Liquor on my last trip home for him. March 2011 bottle date

A-- Poured a clear light brown and settled a very dark brown. Huge off white head, 3 f,ingers, that settled to film after a while. Good head retention to this.

S-- Light nose. Bits of Toffee, vanilla, coconut bourbon, oak, and Vegemite. Hop presence very minimal.

T-- Bourbon, oak and slightly sour up front. Sour taste was a bit odd but it faded pretty quickly. Once again very minimal hop presence.

M-- Very earthy feel. somewhat gritty and the oak seemed quite green to me. Some candied orange and pineapple but mostly bourbon and fresh oak. I want to say soapy in a way.
Medium carbonation and medium feel to this.

O-- Not as good as Ruffian by a big margin. not sure the barrel ageing helped much. Hard to justify buying another due to the price. Thought hops died off quickly and the oak was the dominant feature. Not the flavors from the barrel.

09-29-2011 14:52:45 | More by mulder1010
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-09-2013 22:48:07 | More by DonFrap
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-31-2013 05:56:44 | More by HumphreyLee
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-15-2012 21:26:39 | More by funkel81
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-15-2012 23:30:56 | More by jenray
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-14-2011 18:21:12 | More by Jspriest
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-16-2013 13:31:44 | More by DeutschesBier
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-15-2012 13:42:24 | More by tatums1984
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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.