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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

788 Ratings

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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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Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ehammond1
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of BillHilly
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sholland119
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of DIM
2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BostonHops
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a clear darkish amber tone, sits in the glass an opaque, almost chestnut color; nice frothy finger and a half of a tan head that demonstrates good retention and lacing. pretty much what i expect from a well-made barleywine. big, malt-heavy nose. notes of caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. bourbon is subtle but perceptible. to me the aroma is more reminiscent of an english BW than it's american counterpart, but intriguing nonetheless.

flavor is fairly complex, with more hops evident than i got from the nose along with toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, and a touch of bourbon. an all around nice beer. medium-full bodied on the palate with some lively carbonation.

overall i think this is a winner - very good barleywine. doesn't challenge abacus for BW supremacy IMO, but a tasty and relatively complex brew worth a try.

(originally reviewed: 06-10-2011)

Photo of DocJitsu
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a horehound candy color with a gigantic, fluffy, caramel-colored head. Chocolate, toffee, creme brûlée and hints of bourbon make up the aroma. The alcohol hits immediately. A thinner, more watery mouthfeel fails to compliment the big, sweet dessert flavors comprised of bourbon, toffee, and cocnut. An alcohol warmth returns at the finish. I like this beer. A couple of small improvements could make this an overall top 25 in the world. Somebody smart is at the helm at Uinta.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Bottled 3/23/11. Chestnut color with a goog tan head. Good retention for the size of this beer, and a nice amount of lace.

Ripe fruit, fig, toffee and caramel in the nose. A bit of bourbon in the background.

Good fruity notes up front. Nice toffee flavor. Some sweetness, but nothing overwhelming. A touch of bourbon, but not a great deal. Some drying oak at the back. Maybe a bit too dry.

Medium body, good carbonation. Easy drinking for such a big beer. Not bad, but seems a bit too dry. Still a good beer.

Photo of EzraAtom
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of KajII
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with a large light beige pillowy head that was mostly lasting, eventually reducing to a large puddle with a large collar which created excellent sticky spotty lacing.

The aroma was quite robust of a dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit (plums and grapes), a bit of vanilla and a light oaked alcohol scent.

The taste was malty sweet with hints of vanilla, toffee and a bit of molasses from the onset, becoming slightly bitter sweet with a note of dark fruit, a touch of dark chocolate and a big alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a good long duration after the swallow with a sweet alcohol presence left behind.

Mouthfeel was a bit beyond medium in body with a creamy, oily texture and an almost prickly carbonation.

Overall a full tasting brew with a nice woody bourbon finish...

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of woosterbill
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml cork'n'cage bottle into an Old Engine Oil snifter. Shared at a tasting.

A: Deep vermillion body with an aggressive inch of creamy, frothy tan head. Decent retention and lace. Good.

S: Surprisingly fresh-smelling, with booze, fruity hops, sharp oak, and some sweet toffee malt. Good, not great.

T: Sweeter and maltier here (gladly), with some oak and hops on the finish. The aftertaste carries a hint of spicy booze. Pleasant.

M: Medium body, low carbonation. Nice.

O: This was a little surprising, as I didn't expect a barrel-aged Barleywine to taste so hoppy and fresh. A bit more barrel presence would have been welcome, but overall it was quite enjoyable all the same. I won't be buying it again for the price, though ($15).


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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rarbring
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew is slightly hazy deep amber, with a good warm off-white head, very good lacing and large curtains.

The smell is glue, pine resin and needles, nettles and hay.

Starting with sweet brown sugar, then pine soap, resin and nettle soup.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a slightly dry finish.

In all a very good beer, but maybe a bit to high on hops.

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