Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -10.4%
Had this on 2012-02-12 in Normal, IL
A - Dark but fairly clear aged copper with a 3/4-finger tan head that drops to a skim head fairly quickly but leaves good lace.
S - Moderately light bourbon, lots of vanilla, light oak, pepper, fig. The sweet vanilla, oak and bourbon smells very much dominate.
T - Initially sweet vanilla, bourbon and oak like the smell. Then some moderate roasted grain, pepper, fig. The roasted and hop bitterness give some needed balance. Finishes with sweet malt and sharp bitterness vying for dominance but the oaky-sharp bitterness wins.
M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Moderately creamy, sticky and prickly.
O - Not the most balanced brew. I enjoyed but didn't love this brew. I much prefer their Labrynth.
02-14-2012 01:59:47 | More by Tucquan
3.25/5 rDev -17.5%
Sweet logo, awesome packaging, really good job there.
A: It's a medium, redheaded, orangey looking.. Copper colored. Poured around a 1.5 finger head.
S: I don't smell any bourbon here. Malty, a bit of alcohol. Piney/grapefruit hops in there, then some sweet yeasty fruit. Not a favorite, but not a turn off in there. Something was off for me.
T: It's good. Alcohol is there, for sure. Oak really comes in, but was searching for the bourbon. Fruit, like figs, raisins. Cranked up the more I drank.
M: Good carbonation, great feel. Smooth and nothing really to note. Coated the tounge.
Overall- I liked the beer, but thought price wise, it wasn't worth it. Paid around $14, which was probably too much. It's a decent beer, but I'm admittedly not a huge fan of barelywine, but not really educated enough on them. Wish there was more bourbon to it, and maybe a bit more of something, which I can't put my finger on. Uinta makes some good stuff, so I was taken back a bit.
02-13-2012 23:20:45 | More by FATC1TY
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving an excellent lace. Cloudy brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon and boozy nose, flavor is bourbon and oak but higher ABV is nearly hidden. Bottled Jul 2011, $13.99 for a 750ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.
02-11-2012 23:11:10 | More by jdhilt
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
A: Deep brown at first glance, but when held to the light the body turns into a murky blood orange color. A lovely thick head arises out of the body of the beer.
S: Malty with a thick caramel maple syrup smell. Notes of vanilla, wood, and possibly leather. Some pine hop smells in there as well, but they take a backseat to the malt. There is a bit of brown sugar, or perhaps a hint of the burnt sugar from creme brulee. The alcohol is well hidden in the smell.
T: Sweet and syrupy with hints of licorice, and chocolate. Earthy hops, and the finish has a nice oak flavor, with vanilla. The end hits a nice bitterness that balances out the sweet malt. The bourbon is certainly noticeable, with a touch of alcohol.
M: Medium thick, the carbonation is a little high for my tastes, and you can certainly feel the booze.
O: Overall I like that this beer isn't so hopped that it blows the bourbon away. On the other hand this doesn't come close to some other beer that are stylistically similar. It is a very good beer, but falls just short of great. I will say as it warms up a bit some more of the bourbon comes out, with a touch more of the malt flavor I really like.
01-30-2012 03:55:01 | More by Beejay
2.42/5 rDev -38.6%
The packaging is great. Quirky and well designed vector art label, corked and caged.
Poured a thin copper color with virtually no head. Aroma is an over sweet and malty mess. The taste is harsh and wacky with only a faint hint of mediocre bourbon flavor. Metallic wonky dark fruit is present. All the staple flavors here are off. Astringent. Feel is thin to moderate.
Well either this beer is just bad or it can't be aged in the cellar for 1 year, because it tastes like shit. This makes me wonder if i should cellar barley wines anymore!
01-30-2012 00:26:13 | More by kbnooshay
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
01-24-2012 05:28:38 | More by CharlieMurphy
3.28/5 rDev -16.8%
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?"
01-23-2012 02:37:21 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
01-20-2012 00:28:25 | More by Bfarr
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
01-19-2012 20:59:43 | More by Scotchboy
Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.