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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

654 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 654
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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had no idea this was bourbon barrel aged. Regardless I got a a 10oz pour for 5 bucks at the Bermuda.

A - Pours a dark mahogany brown, almost black with some ruby hues at the base. A solid 1/2 inch of mocha head greets me.
S - Not getting much bourbon mostly strong citrus pine, vanilla bean, molasses, and some chocolate malt. Sweet/bitter it's unlike any Barleywine I have had before.
T - Not very boozy which is nice. Has a nice vanilla/caramel tone to it which I assume from the barrel. Under the sweetness a nice wave of both citrus and piney hops keeps the palate guessing as it never gets too bitter. The chocolate malts I smelled are present with some molasses flavors giving it a bitter level rounding the finish. Quite balanced.
M - Despite the high ABV it can be drank rather quickly I believe it's medium in body.

Overall I am not sure how much a bomber costs but a pour on tap was well worth it at this price. One very unique brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 05:16:33 | More by DrDemento456
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage on tap at rock bottom. the color is a deep amber maple syrup looking color, mostly clear, with a finger or two of white lace that gets super thin and dies out after a few minutes. the nose is really bourbon heavy, with a huge grain bill underneath. im not sure if there is rye in this, but it smells like it. good toasted qualities and a lot of booze. the flavor is very alcohol forward, especially when it warms up a little. there is a lot of sweetness too, some vanilla, and some dried cherries or cranberries or something providing a sweet and tart element. majorly full body this is a slow sipper and an easy beer to get a buzz from. the 11 vintage is nice and mellow on the alcohol front, not as hot, but still just as strong. it could stand a tad more carbonation, but being a few years old I cant be too critical of that. long boozy sweet finish. less hoppy than some American barleywines, but the bourbon really shines as a result. overall an excellent example of the barleywine style and one of the better beers coming out of Utah these days. no complaints.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 23:50:57 | More by StonedTrippin
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Tuckersmth

California

2.59/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2013 05:31:16 | More by Tuckersmth
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 16:43:50 | More by BARFLYB
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ehammond1


3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Dark brown, though clear, with very dark ruby edges and a inch-high khaki colored collar. This leaves spots of lace down the glass. Very pretty.

Sweet aroma of caramel, bread, bourbon, and a mild alcohol sting. Simple, straightforward, though pleasant.

Good amounts of sweet caramel and graham cracker, along with bourbon, cereal, and bread crusts. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, all things considered, and sneaks up on you quick!

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation with just a bit of alcohol bite. By all measurements, a very well crafted beer.

A great beer for the price and availability.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2012 19:26:56 | More by ehammond1
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep mahogany color with great carbonation and sexy cap with some lacing

S: Bourbon, some cocoa, dark fruits

T: Big dark fruits, mainly raisins, figs, and some purple grapes. A bit of chocolate and candy on the mix but there was a bit more bourbon than I wanted

M: Well carbonated but big bodied however it feels lighter leaving it rather nice

O: Good, much better draft versus bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 15:42:53 | More by barleywinefiend
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Brewforia Beer Market, Meridian ID. Served in a chalice.

A: Mostly clear dark golden copper. Light tan lacing, good alcohol feet.

S: Yes! My kind of Barleywine. Sweeter fruit & berry-like esters, medium caramel malt bill, floral/perfumey hops...light oak and booze. Balanced and not overly sweet.

T: Nice, light, sharp fruity alcohol presence, light heat on the tongue...bourbon? Malt is carrying the body, but not the sweetness, which I dig. Light caramel, vanilla and wood notes underneath showing some barrel characters...light chocolate as well. Very nice blend.

MF: Creamy, smooth, light to medium carbonation. Medium to full body with a touch of a syrupy component as it warms.

O: Really impressed. A lot like the Alaskan Barleywine with bourbon and oak notes. Easily the best bourbon barrel aged barleywine I've ever tasted.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 20:59:43 | More by Scotchboy
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Capone's on June 16th. Poured into a snifter and reviewed from notes.

Everything about the appearance is perfect. A beautiful deep mahogany brown body is highlighted by ruby hues around the edges from the ambient light filtering through the crystal clear body. A thick creamy and fluffy head comes majestically floated on top of the mahogany brew. Well retained, it leaves thick rings of lace on the sides of the glass. A swirl to erase the rings leaves a slick oily film that forms wine-like legs as it slinks its way back into the body below.

The nose, even after this sat on the bar for 20 minutes to warm to cellarish temperature is nothing exceptional. Caramel and nutty malts are the highlights of a sweet and syrupy aroma. Hints of vanilla from the barrels do come through. I like the bourbon barrels to be an accent instead of a focal point, but this almost seems too subdued. The flavor is better, but it does fall a bit short of the real stars of the -bal aged barleywine character. No slouch by any means, Cockeyed Cooper comes through with the sweet malty highlights of the aroma -- caramel and nutty notes, but also builds to include raisins, currants, and hints of dark chocolate. Vanilla, bourbon, and oak are again notably absent...or more on the periphery, really, than I would like them to be.

The sweet, thick, and syrupy body is pretty much in line with my expectations for a barleywine. The carbonation is ample to open up the flavors, though I do wish more from the aroma. Full on the palate, it leaves a sticky resinous finish. Definitely good stuff overall. This really grew on me as it warmed, so take that as a recommendation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2011 01:49:05 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Capone's.

A- Dark mohagony and maroon looking brew with amber highlights. A small cap of egg shell head formed on the brew. As I sip this down there webbed lacing down the glass.

S- Picking out the aroma's is a little difficult. Some grassy hops, sweet sugars, and phenolic alcohol. All this is fairly mild though. Not horrible, but definitely under-acheiving for a barrel aged beer, especially a barleywine at that.

T- The wood from this barrel is strong as the flavors start this off. Theres a distint rye flavor, and some warming booze. The candy sugar in the nose provides a background sweetness. After warming, the backend flavors appear in the form of caramel and chocolate.

M- Medium bodied barleywine. Smooth on the palatte, yet with persistent carbonation.

O- A nice barleywine for sure. One of the weakest smelling beers for being in a barrel, but the taste backs it up. Uinta is so far so good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 16:35:47 | More by haazer
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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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BierJager89

California

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brownish with a light mocha head.

S: Smells like a typical barleywine, red berries, and dark fruit as well as floral and citric hop character in the nose.

T: Taste is pretty similar, but with lots of oak. Doesn't really taste bourbony. No caramel or vanilla., very hop forward, lots of floral and piney hops. Some citrus a bit of caramel and vanilla as it warms up. Basically tastes like they took their anniversary barleywine and put in on fresh oak for a few months.

M: Full bodied and smooth enough.

O: Bourbon character is unfortunately absent for the most part. This is still a good barleywine, but it's no Sucaba, Samael's Ale or Angel's Share. Recommended if you like American-style barleywines

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 06:18:18 | More by BierJager89
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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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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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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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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - lovely mahogany

Smell - astonishing blend of citrus, pine, caramel, vanilla. Really jumps out at you.

Taste - hoppy with vanilla and caramel notes. Very nice but after the smell a bit disappointing. Not as bold. The barrel aging in nice but pretty subtle. Doesn't knock you over, which for me is a plus. You can taste the booze but just enough.

Mouthfeel - pleasant texture, not as oily or dense as many American Barleywines.

Overall - really good but, for me, it's strange to have this somewhat mixed review. The scent just blew me away and raised expectations perhaps unreasonably so. I enjoyed it quite a bit found it oddly disappointing after the taste didn't match the scent. I suspect next time around, when expectations aren't quite so high, my feeling might change. But I will drink this again and recommend it to those who enjoy American barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 02:43:26 | More by Qbdoo
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BB1313

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottled on date is there, but it's very hard to make out the date. It's definitely from 2013 though. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark auburn with a fluffy off-white head; nice head and lacing. The aromas are very sweet. Lots of dark fruits with hints of orange peel. Lots of sweet malts. Hints of wood/oak. The bourbon isn't that noticeable in the nose, but it still smells nice nonetheless. Surprisingly, the bourbon isn't too noticeable in the flavors either. Some wood/oak. It has a subtle warmth to it, but it's definitely not hot or boozy. More caramel with hints of chocolate. More orange. Some pine resin. This is a sweet beer, but it's far from cloying. Not bitter. It definitely comes off as an English-style barleywine. Mouthfeel is great. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. This is a nice beer to sip on during the cold weather.

This beer loses credit for lacking in bourbon barrel characteristics, but it gains that credit right back for being a tasty and enjoyable barleywine. I would've like to pick up more bourbon characteristics, but it's still very enjoyable nonetheless. Well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 22:15:50 | More by BB1313
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 4/19/2013
Bottle into snifter

A- Super hazy dark brown pour. Finger and a half off white head with sticky lacing around the glass.

S- Typical barleywine aromas of American hops, sweet citrus, some brown sugar, caramel with some strawberries. Very little bourbon in the nose.

T- More English in style from the taste profile. Not as aggressive hop usage. Getting a lot more of the bourbon in the taste along with some burnt coffee in the finish.

M- Light to medium body, tingly carbonation with a touch of heat.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 00:23:10 | More by korguy123
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champ103

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown/ruby red color. A massive white head forms with nice lacing down the glass.
S: Big toasted malts, toffee, wood, vanilla, and Fusel alcohol all mixed together. Some chocolate even some light dark fruits.
T: Follows the nose with the big toasted maltiness, drizzeled toffee, wood and some Fusel alcohol. Dried dark fruits like figs. Chocolate and vanilla. As this warms it becomes more bitter with some resinous hops coming through.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Though sticky and resinous. The alcohol is certainly present and fairly fusel at that. Though nice and warming. A nice sipper.

A very solid barrel aged barleywine. I am glad I can find this on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:39:36 | More by champ103
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a snifter
Bottled on: 06/22/12

A - Pours dark mahogany with 2 fingers of whipped mocha head. The sinks into a nice collar with a whispy cap. Lacing is sticky and speckled.

S - Glorious melted toffee/caramel on top of copious amounts of toasted barley. Wood vanilla, bourbon, rich and sweet, dates, raisins. Sweet whiskey alcohol comes out when allowed to warm. As soon as I popped the cork hops jumped right out but then faded after the pour.

T - Spicy bitterness upfront, dry wood comes in strong, heavily toasted barley, toffee, caramel, pine hops, spicy, charred raisins, vanilla, ginger, pine hops continue to build, melding with the alcohol for a spicy dry finish.

M - Full bodied, chewy, low to medium carbonation, dry astringent finish.

Amazing aroma. I could smell this beer all day. This beer is almost 1.5 years old and still has quit a bit of hop presence. More in the flavor than the nose. The alcohol is spicy and somewhat mild except for the finish, which is little harsh. Glad I set on this for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 02:24:59 | More by StaveHooks
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Tone

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, wood, hint of bourbon, hops, hint of cherry, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of wood, hint of bourbon, slight chocolate, and hint of cherry. Overall, this is a really good beer; complex, well blended, good appearance, good feel, and great body.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 12:24:57 | More by Tone
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged bottle dated 02/22/13. I let it mellow for six months before I sampled in on September 30, 3013.

The pour was dark brown with ruby red hues and a modest silky, beige head with clinging lacing on the glass.

The aroma is somewhat subtle but it exhibits a good malty, molasses, and vanilla character. Some booze.

The body is medium to bold.

The flavors penetrate the back of my throat with potent barley malts, vanilla, and molasses and a moderate hop bitterness at the end. The ABV is not well masked but the sweet flavors offset that.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 21:56:36 | More by puboflyons
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle of the 2011 vintage poured into my Jackie's O's tulip...

A. Pours a ruddy reddish brown. Thick, creamy, three finger khaki-colored head. Lacing is consistent and coating.

S. Dark fruit, vanilla, earthy hops, caramel, and tobacco.

T. Very bitter hops, some toffee, caramel, oak, bourbon. The taste is almost completely dominated by tobacco and tea leaf. Very very bitter.

M. Creamy, moderately carbed.

O. Not my cup of tea. Bitterness overrides everything and, for me, made this unenjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 18:46:08 | More by siege06nd
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utopiajane

New York

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark and the color of burnt brown sugar. Deep like good wood. Has lighter brown highlights that accent this fabulously pretty beer. Fat beige head of creamy foam that fell slowly, refreshed with every turn and clung to the glass like it was in love. Has a brilliance from clarity too. left all kinds of lace in rings and in sheets on the glass.

Nose is scrumptious. Bourbon and oak. Citrus and pine. Big smooth malt. Breaddy, full and sweet with toffee and caramel. Toasted grain and little nutty as well. Vanilla. Then just when you think there can't be anything else . . . there's sweet chocolate.

Taste is beer candy. The velvety smooth, bourbon together with the vanilla, oak and toffee all combine for a delicious taste. The chocolate is smooth and sweet. The malt is dry and a little earthy which helps all these dark flavors to be at their very richest. Then the bread continues to deliver this outstanding malt to it's dark depths and the grain is deep but not burnt. There is a nice citrus with a faint pine on the palate to back up all these tremendous flavors and to add depth . It glides over the tongue full and flavorful. The mouthfeel is a little thick and sticky and it has a medium/full body.

The toffee continues to deepen and so does the nutty quality as this warms. For as high an abv there is no alcohol on the nose and on the palate it translates to a smooth warmth. The aftertaste is delicious and sweet. The bourbon on the nose drops off about mid drink but it remains on the palate and you are left with with a toffee candy like beer that is so easy to drink. You might forget the alcohol so be careful. Uinta has done a good thing with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 15:29:05 | More by utopiajane
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weonfire

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A - Dark amber, thick full head - fluffy lacing

S - Hoppy, carmel, earthy, carmel, booze

T - Hopps, booze, carmel, earth, mustiness

M - Frothy, thick, med/full body, booze is is quite potent

O - Bourbon Barreled barley wine?? Must of missed all of that part. Pretty disappointed. Super boozy, lots of carmel, very American (hoppy), not flavorful. I honestly don't think this beer represents the words on the label well. I did not like this. I do not recommend it. Save your money.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 02:08:16 | More by weonfire
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2008 Bottling, labeled Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine; Sampled February 2012
A vigorous pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a two finger thick, nicely amber tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated amber / dark-brown color that has an amber glow to it when held up to the light. The aroma smells of a mix of rich, malty, fruity, nicely oxidized malt and sweet Bourbon derived aromatics. The nose reminds me a bit of a Bourbon laden, though not alcoholic, rich, subtly spiced, browned sugar laden, sweet bread / coffee-cake of some sort. Specific aromatic notes of vanilla, sweet caramelized coconut, tart berry like notes (that lean towards somewhat dried currants), caramelized sherry, light notes of molasses, a definite rich brown-sugar coated nuttiness. The lightly tart, dark fruitiness becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up.

The beer has a bit of a fizzy texture to from the carbonation up front, which balances a rich, viscous, rich malty body that is felt as the beer flows across the palate. The finish has a toasty nuttiness to it as well as a touch of bitterness, a slightly bitter malt character that isn’t quite roasted, but is definitely sort of leaning towards that direction. Nicely nutty, slightly sherry like, deeply browned caramel and amply toasty, brown spicy grain flavors add a savory richness to this beer that is quite chewy. There is a slight tartness here that seems to be accentuated by the oak and Bourbon character; speaking of which, the Bourbon character is quite a bit lighter than I might have expected, but definitely contributes flavors of vanillin, Bourbon’esqe fruity melon notes, Barrel laden woody spice, touches of black pepper, some coconut character, and even a touch of warming Bourbon character.

This has aged quite gracefully, I really liked that the Bourbon character is not too overpowering and really accentuates the gracefully aging base beer. This beer doesn’t quite escape the Bourbon heat in the finish, more so as the beer warms up, but for the most part this doesn’t detract too much. Definitely a nice beer to spend an evening with.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 03:26:27 | More by Gueuzedude
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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.