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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

732 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 251
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

eawolff99, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TheBierBoutique, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

foureyedgeek, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

RangnaR, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

CommanderOfAwesome, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mkennedy119, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

utopiajane, Sep 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

mitch3114, Aug 29, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

weonfire, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Proclarush, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

drinkinmiles, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

Gueuzedude, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ckeegan04, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ScottP, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Janeinma, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

TheLevi4000, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

AOShabaz, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jderosia603, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jgunther71, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

krome, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Butchnasty, Aug 05, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%

Had this saved over from a purchase in early 2012... date on the bottle reads 8/9/11. So in the 2 year range of aging.

Appearance is as expected. Nice rich caramel color with a bit of an orange hue. Very thin head to it that stays around in a marbling on top. Looks promising, reminiscent of Brau Brothers Rye Wyne.

Smell is pretty nice, I've had the Uinta barleywine that was not barrel aged as well and this has a lot of the same trappings on scent if my memory serves right. I get that cloying malt sweetness that for me is a bit off-putting. Of hint of whisky and vanilla cookie. A bit of toasty caramel. A pinch of booze and pineapple. Piney and herbal hop astringency, though very mild.

Taste whirls with that slightly cloying, toasty, pineappley malt. It blends with a fair amount of vanilla and syrupy caramel and then plunges down into a warming booze with a touch of whisky. A really good tone of earthiness blends with the herbal hops but then twists up a bit with this pine astringency. It's a little odd. Little clunky.

Mouthfeel is really pretty darn good. Thick, rich, but not sticky and tacky. Which is surprising for the fair amount of sweetness on this barleywine. As mentioned, the booze is there but it gives a nice warmth that rests no further than the chest. Very smooth and drinkable though considering the hoppyness of this ale.

Overall, notably one of the most drinkable barleywines that is barrel aged. But, being barrel aged, it is not pronounced on the barrel aging. It's there enough to notice and as it warms you get some of the wood with the earthiness, but personally I like a bit more heavy whisky notes on my barrel aged beers. I would buy this again for a night with friends who are into big beers but may not have delved into the extravagant. This is a good step up, but not a mind blower. I would drink this again, but may not buy it for personal enjoyment. Glad I had the barleywine and the barrel aged as well though, a great adventure.

Misanthropy_Sipping, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

ShanePB, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Dirt, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Pdrufo, Jul 28, 2013
Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.