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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

788 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 43
Gots: 165 | FT: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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 is 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 but 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.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | 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 liked to pick up more bourbon characteristics, but it's still very enjoyable nonetheless. Well crafted.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.