1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Cockeyed CooperCockeyed Cooper

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

820 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 820
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 184 | FT: 9
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cockeyed Cooper Alström Bros
Ratings: 820 | Reviews: 261 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of pschul4
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MaryCeleste
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of mfrigon
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Nerdypunk
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of daysinthewake
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of danmcg62
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured into a snifter from a 750 ml bottle. The label says it was bottled on 11/18/10. Pours a real dark mahogany red color with and nice thick off white head that is leaving a little bit of lacing as it dissipates. Awesome looking brew.

S-Real dark fruits (plums, raisins, figs, etc.), light bourbon and spice notes, but the fruits are really the dominant scent.

T-Really spicy (possibly from the hops), dark fruits, booze.

M-Thick, chewy, spicy.

O-Overall this is a very good Barleywine. It's a real sipper (11.1% ABV), nice flavor from the fruit, hops, and booze.

Photo of SirWilliam666
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of obrendano
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

all the 5's are a little egregious, but I swear with one sip this beer rocketed into the stratosphere of my favorites list

A - sunburst red body, foamy tan head that just doesn't die, even at a high ABV

S - notable sharp pineapple hop profile, malt and whisky complete the background

T - amazing. sharp bite of pineapple from the hops, sweet caramel malt, vanilla notes, delicious bourbon tone throughout. this is fabulous stuff

M - creamy, chewy and perfectly bubbly. warming to everything it touches

O - this is a great one. start decently cold and go slow, it opens up beautifully as it warms

Photo of ejw127
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brown, though you can see some light through it, no head and a nice lace top it off. Smell is hopped for sure, but with a subtle sugary undertone, and a hint of alcohol too. Taste is not very strong at all. There is the natural piney hoppness you would expect from a barley wine, but not too strong, there is also a sugary, nuttiness about it as well. The alcohol is there, and that keeps this a sipper. It is actually nicely carbonated, and not harsh going down, has the warm feeling on the way

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of chevre
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of stinkboy13
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of paulozanello
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy dark brown color with some red hues. Tan head with moderate retention and lacing.

Aroma is fairly yeasty / fruity with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, low citrus notes and also some booze.

Taste is malty at first with chocolate and dark malts, then fruity/yeasty esters, ending with a citrus and bitter hop profile. Aftersta is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is a little harsh with the hops and the high carbonation. Body is heavy and alcohol is mildly present specially towards the end. The oak / bourbon character is not really apparent, clearly subdued by the hops.

Overall an ok beer that fails a little bit on balance. This one was aged for about 8 months and even so the hop presence remains a little overwhelming. IMO the yeast selection should be a little more neutral as well and not as estery.

Photo of heyta
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +27.2%

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +27.2%

Photo of mrshoes
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of chrisrose30
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.