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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

704 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 46
Gots: 154 | 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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jskennedy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-28-2012 00:07:49 | More by jskennedy
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-26-2012 15:35:17 | More by bmur112
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mtparty37

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.9%

01-25-2012 21:01:55 | More by mtparty37
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-25-2012 17:49:58 | More by CelticAleMan
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CharlieMurphy

New York

3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

11/10

A: Dark amber, white froggy froth head.

S: Interesting... lots of backcountry twang on this fiddle. Booze mostly, light body of malts, no real bourbon detectable. Some hops like an english bitter.

T: Wow this is still hoppy for being over a year old. I would have thought this was oak aged based on the smoothness, however there is barely any inclination of bourbon. I'd have guessed whiskey before bourbon. Still light in body and malt profile for a barelywine imo.

M: Smoof, son. Still hoppy and ergo a little drying. Carbonation is medium albeit very subtle and smooth. Laces all the way to the bottom even an hour later.

O: Not really worth the price imo, maybe for a pint, but this isn't what I look for in barleywine of this price range.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 05:28:38 | More by CharlieMurphy
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big ass beer, big old dark brown and auburn pour, extremely thin head on it, nothing much to leave lace around the glass. Aroma was massively alcoholic, that was the major thing I took away, you might be able to tell it was bourbon, all I got was hot hot heat.

Huge alcohol again on the taste, you can start to pull little aspects of it apart once your mouth gets used to the heat. A little bit of vanilla, some bourbon, charred oak, maybe a little fig or prune aspect to it, which also seems to go hand in hand with an oxidized feel at times. Just a huge beer.

I like a lot of Uinta stuff, but this is not their best effort. A decent price, you can usually find these for around $10, but damn, there's just no finesse to it.

I think the best part of this beer was watching my non BA friend Shawn get whacked on this stuff during Wrestlemania. Holmes called me later in the week like "what happened at the end of the night?"

Drink slow.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:37:21 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Jparkanzky

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-22-2012 22:49:12 | More by Jparkanzky
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-22-2012 19:34:24 | More by Skunkdrool
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-22-2012 00:48:30 | More by dprophet
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Bfarr

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/18/10
Hazy deep brown with copper highlights, thin tan head, okay retention and little lacing. Floral barley with hints of yeast. Smooth barley sweetness with floral hops and notes of bourbon vanilla, light spice and oak. A fairly clean finish with a delayed bite. A slick feel and a light lingering after the bite.

A very smooth and tasty barleywine with a gentle warming. Hops are mellow at first but still apparent. It’s a nice balanced flavor easily enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 00:28:25 | More by Bfarr
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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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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-16-2012 23:13:34 | More by drummermattie02
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-16-2012 20:02:55 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Harvey98

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-16-2012 16:32:53 | More by Harvey98
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-15-2012 23:30:56 | More by jenray
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-15-2012 22:11:34 | More by kawilliams81
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-15-2012 15:33:44 | More by Duff27
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tatums1984

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-15-2012 13:42:24 | More by tatums1984
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TATURBO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-15-2012 01:51:10 | More by TATURBO
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-14-2012 21:04:17 | More by EasyReader
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cockeyed Cooper has a dark red body and a fluffy tan head. The head is quite good in both retention and lacing. Also, I like the label art on all of Uinta's Crooked Line stuff that I have seen.

The aroma is quite good. Rich malts, a dash of hops, a little bit of bourbon and a distinct coconut scent.

I think Cockeyed Cooper actually smells better than it tastes, but not by a wide margin. It still tastes pretty good. Rich caramel and toffee are the focus of the beer, which I like in a barleywine. Considering this one was aged for a while in bourbon barrels, there is still a good bit of hop character to it, with hints of grapefruit and resin, along with noticeable bitterness. The barrel characteristics aren't as forward as they are in the aroma, but they blend well with the beer. A little bit of bourbon, some oak and coconut all come through, but in the background.

The body feels a touch light, but they smooth, velvety carbonation makes up for that.

Twelve bucks for a bourbon barrel barleywine that you can grab off of the shelf any day of the week is pretty good, but I don't know if I will be buying one again or not. Cockeyed Cooper is a good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:25:41 | More by Hojaminbag
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Britton

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-13-2012 01:58:34 | More by Britton
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-12-2012 01:37:30 | More by beenitty
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klas

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-11-2012 18:11:40 | More by klas
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htrae2014

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-11-2012 15:24:56 | More by htrae2014
Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.