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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

836 Ratings

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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 45
Gots: 189 | FT: 10
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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Ratings: 836 | Reviews: 267
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mdagnew
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle bought online from Beermerchants.com

Poured a deep coppery red colour. Mocha tan head poured tight, thick and foamy with a meringue like top then faded slowly to wispy covering... barely any carbonation... some sticky lacing lines...

Aroma - Lots of toasted toffee and caramel maltiness, peppery hop notes, dark fruits (strong raisins, figs), some bourbon booziness, toasted nuts, piney resin, earthy, light liquorice, some orange, malt loaf, burnt sugar sweetness, light oakiness...

Taste - Strong toasted bready and toffee malts, lots of sweet caramel, noticeable alcohol - hints of bourbon, piney hop resin, fruit cake notes, light treacle sweetness, ripe fruits (raisins, spicy apples, bitter oranges), butterscotch and vanilla...

Feel - Smoothand syrupy initially then a little sharpness comes through... full bodied... a bit boozy to be very drinkable..

Overall - An excellent barleywine... rich and warming... recommended...

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

750ml bottle.

Pours dark brown with a quarter inch head of beige. Plenty of tattered lacing and a partial skim coat for the duration.

Burnt sugar, bourbon, and chewy malt start the nose. Vanilla, figs, toffee, and caramel follow through.

On the fuller side of medium bodied with a tacky, chewy mouthfeel.

Bourbon-drizzled nougat and plump malt lead off the palate. Brown sugar, chipped toffee, and warming booze follow through.

Finishes with lingering bourbon, vanilla, and juicy malt.

Tasty Barleywine. The bourbon is not overbearing and the only hopping found is in some bittering to balance. This makes for a very drinkable but big Barleywine.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Reviewed from notes. 750ml corked and caged bottle.

A: Pours an amberish copper with a half-inch thick tan head which lingers a bit before settling to a thin cap and leaving spots of lace.

N: Wood, sweetish malts, caramel, nutty, earthy.

T: Dark fruits, sweet malts, aged wood, earthy, caramel, vanilla, toasty and mild roast, faint bourbon, ABV is noted.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Malty, sweet, nutty finish.

O: Would have again, but shared next time.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.86/5  rDev -2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
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

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.