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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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804 Ratings

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 43
Gots: 177 | 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:
Beer added by: Daniellobo on 06-03-2010

Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU
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Photo of Gobzilla
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a reddish brown in color with yellow highlights and a two finge tan head that left tons of bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: upfront on the nose I could detect some citrus orange with mild bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, and hints of butterscotch.

T: a mixture of the bourbon and citrus orange were more apparent upfront on the taste alongside caramel brown sugar notes. I did get hints of candied sugar and a touch of butterscotch.

M: the brew was medium in body with plenty of carbonation which had a sweet, bourbon, citrusy, slight bitter, and mild boozy finish.

D: it was not as easy to drink cause of the alcohol content but it was really tasty and had a nice bourbon balance that was not over done.

Photo of joelBfrasier
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, caged and corked, with Brewed on dating right on the label...how tough was that?...

Pour is ruby tinged, darker amber, murky, the darker tan head is dense, lasting and luxorious. leaves wild, high webs of fine ass lace.

Malt forward nose, with some booze, caramel, burnt sugars and whiskey.

Super smooth drinking barley wine, very dry finish. Notes of dark and burnt malts, smoke, toffee, scotch. Big and smoothly flavorful. Easy drinking, quality offering.

Photo of whallgren
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of mrshoes
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of chrisrose30
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This is probably one of the best bourbon barrel barely wines I have ever tasted, although I haven't tasted too many. Nothing new in the quality of Uinta.

Appearance: This pours a smoky brown/black with a thick, brownish head.

Smell: You can smell the bourbon in this one. Very rich with caramelized fruits.

Taste: Caramelized fruits, a slight hint of bourbon, and some persimmon.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly fizzy. Possesses a deep warmth.

Overall: I would spring for another anytime - this is one good beer and definitely worth the price.

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of tat2dhllblly
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Jspriest
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of samie85
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a really deep garnet-hued, dark brown color with two and a half fingers of light brown head.

S-Smells of rich, dark fruit with some burnt sugar and a bit of bourbon.

T-Deep dark plum with burnt sugar a clean bitterness and rich bourbon notes on the finish.

M-Really smooth feel with light side of medium bodied and light carbonation.

D-Very drinkable for an 11% Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine. This one is insanely complex and really good.

Photo of Retail1LO
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a 5 oz. snifter. This pours to nearly an apple cider appearance, but with a red tinge to it. Because I used a small snifter, I didn't give this a very vigorous pour, and as such, it didn't render much of a head. The nose on this is so very rich and bold. It's laden with notes of scorched caramel, malt, roasted figs, and grape distilled wine. The bourbon and woodiness from the barrel also make an appearance in the bouquet. I poured this cold, so I've let it warm up to allow some of the subtleties to liven up a bit. The taste is about as heavily influenced by the bourbon barreling as any beer I've had. Heavy on bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. As a person who also appreciates good whiskey, this is almost a "tweener," to me. This is truly a sipper. The mouth feel is on the dry side, and I really don't mind it. And while I'd consider it boozy, I wouldn't consider it hot. The alcohol is ever present throughout a single taste, but it's neither astringent nor does it seem like an 11.10% ABV beverage. Overall, this is nicely done. Wonderful, wonderful example of the style...and excellent regardless of the style.

Photo of Onenote81
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2010. Bottle split with friends at a tasting back in August. Reviewed from notes.

A dark amber pour into my glass. Thin beige head on top. The nose is sweet with notes of bourbon, vanilla, toffee. I'd love to scent my car with this. Good crisp and heavy feel to this brew. A nice melding of mildly bitter hops (albeit faded), sweet boozy bourbon, vanilla tannins, with a slightly syrupy finish. This one was one of the highlights of the night. Much better than I expected. I'd have this again for sure. Another winner that is best enjoyed with friends.

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on 10.22.11. Poured from a 750mL brown bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a dark ruby w/a big, creamy head. Good retention down and minimal lacing.

S: A good hop note up front with a nod to caramel and vanilla. The bourbon barrel aging is still apparent even through the hops.

T & M: Esters are definitely prominent, but not hot as vanilla, caramel and dark fruit take over the palate. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Medium-bodied.

As far as an 11% big beer goes, it's pretty drinkable. Share with a friend. A great example of the style.

Photo of sinistermadman
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown with copper/ruby highlights when held to the light. Nice creamy head that soon dies to a slight lacing.

Appealing malty aroma including fruit, booze and vanilla. Somewhat subdued nose, but pleasant.

Rich flavor of bitter chocolate at the forefront, with a slight residual vanilla-y aftertaste. Getting a little caramel in there too. Slight hop resonance from the background to add a little balance, but it's malt dominated as you would expect.

Mouthfeel is somewhat slick and maybe a tad thin, but does not detract from the experience. Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Tidy finish.

A nice beer that I wouldn't mind trying again. Not overly complex, but a rather easily drinkable barley wine. A solid offering.

Photo of jdense
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cork and caged big bottle dated 9/2010 poured into tulips.

Two finger tan head after semi-hard pour, fairly quick dissipation resulting in thin layer of head on topic of reddish amber clear body, an occasional single bubble rising to surface. Big bourbon presence in the nose, vanilla, some light brown sugar notes, floral hops. Taste mirrors nose, alcohol well hidden. Medium mouthfeel, not sticky. Tasty, but IMO the mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but tasty nonetheless, the bourbon barrel aging added a level of complexity and flavor.

Photo of tobelerone
2.59/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an excellent dark copper color, fairly clear, good sized tan head that slowly descends. Nice lacing, looks good.

Aroma is very sweet and strongly alcoholic. Don’t really get much bourbon from the nose at all. A little wood and raisin/prune smell to boot.

Didn’t enjoy the taste of this one at all. Very sweet and malty and very hot with booze. Way too big and kind of all over the place. The bourbon comes through more strongly than in nose, hops are very subdued. Caramel, vanilla, and dark fruit notes present as well. Ultimately the aggressive and fumy alcohol overwhelms the other flavors.

Pretty creamy, long and somewhat unpleasant finish. Overall a difficult beer to drink and to enjoy and one I certainly won’t be buying again anytime soon, particularly not when it’s 12 dollars.

Photo of aasher
3.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle was courtesy of a coworker, thanks Will!

It pours a sticky and syrupy caramel brown in color with a light beige lacing around my glass. The aromas are very, very sweet with a ton of caramelized brown sugar, toffee, sweet malts, and vanilla. There is little to no bourbon. The flavors too are really sweet with a lightly bitter finish. You get a lot of sweetness between sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and light bourbon barrel off notes. The bourbon is very subtle and subdued. I like more bourbon from the style. It drinks really, really sticky and is a lot like the other beers that I've had from Uinta, very malt driven. Overall this is a very average bourbon barrel aged barleywine and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL champagne style bomber poured into a snifter

A ruby infused chestnut brown body with a thin, bubbly light khaki cap. Head never rose all that much and recedes to a thin collar and some patchiness.

The aroma is of caramel, toffee, oak, booze, and plums. There is an overarching earty/musty aroma that kind of masks the nuances.

Caramel and toffee are the backbone while plums, strong oak, and booze carry the distance. The finish is of dry oak and piney hops. A mild sweetness mixes with bitter piney hops in the finish.

Medium body that falls just shy of lush. Carbonation is low, but it works. Lingering piney hop bitterness.

This is a nice barleywine. I tend to favor the fruity, toffee laden barleywines as opposed to the hoppy/dipa-like ones. However, this falls short of the elite in the style, but I definitely dig on the barrel aging here.

Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not the prettiest of pours - however, I find many barrel
Aged beers lack the beauty factor. She pours a murky dark brown reminiscent of a muddy river. Who cares though?

The smell is dead on what I want: bourbon, bourbon, wood, old time western saloons, peanut covered floors, sweet vanilla, dark Carmel . . . Oh yeah here we go.

She tastes like she smells. Give me more. Oh hell yeah. Not over powerful with the booze, big wood flavors, nice malty sweet bourbon character. Can I have more? Should I drive back to the store now? Oh lord help me.

Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.