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Cockeyed Cooper - Uinta Brewing Company

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736 Ratings

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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 43
Gots: 159 | FT: 6
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 womencantsail
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mark for cracking this one open.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a finger or so worth of off-white head.

S: This one is quite oxidized. A moderate amount of cardboard and some stale brown sugar. There are some notes of citrus from the hops as well as a hint of oak.

T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Lots of oxidation, but not the good, chocolate kind. Cardboard, stale, hardened sugar, and some warm bourbon and alcohol flavors.

M: The body is medium with a fairly lively carbonation for a beer such as this one.

D: Actually the biggest let down of the Utah brewed beers I've come across. Just too much oxidation to overcome.

womencantsail, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a tan, foamy head. It had nice retention and left some soapy trails of lace.

S - It smelled of vanilla, oak and some citrusy hops with a slight tropical fruit aroma. Some sweet caramel aromas, too.

T - It tasted of bourbon, vanilla, caramel and some bitter hops. There were some boozy flavors with a rich maltiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a warm alcohol presence.

D - This is a pretty good barrel aged barleywine. It isn't overpowering.

zeff80, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of paco1029384756
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep burgundy color with a large sticky off white head with some pretty lengthy retention.

Scent of sweet candy, some caramel, lightly citrusy hops, hints of tropical fruit, and just a touch of wood and vanilla. The barrel characteristics are very subdued and the alcohol is well masked.

Taste of sweet, fruity malts, sugar, leafy, grassy hops, caramel and some wood in the finish. The barrel and alcohol characteristic are very subdued here as well, and there is still a noticeable hop presence, but I would love to try this with some age.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied, slick and has a good amount of carbonation.

paco1029384756, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of nas5755
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark brown with light brown hues, darker than I expected. A decent head that faded quickly with some lacing. The nose had that barley-wine malt bite/spice aroma, a touch of bourbon and oak. The taste is burnt sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, slightly bitter and malty in the ways a BW should be. The mouth-feel is decent, could be thicker. Decent carbonation levels. A nice barely-wine that I enjoyed drinking, I wish the bourbon was more pronounced.

nas5755, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of argock
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from brown magnum into a clear oversized wine glass. Bottled on 06/04/10 on front label. Purchased at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $13.79.

A: Clear woody amber hue with short 1/2-finger off-white head with a few random dots of lace.

S: Bourbon and woody fusel alcohol aromas are pretty strong but less so than vanilla frosting and fudge aromas. As it warms the toffee aromas are stronger, but so are the alcohol aromas. Hops are herbal and mild citrus but mostly earthy.

T: Very strong alcohol and bourbon flavors, vanilla is also very heavy. Malt is big too, but the fusel alcohol is hefty but I would not call this a "hot" beer -- the alcohol flavor is dominating. Woody malts compete hard to take over. Hops are herbal and earthy with a light citrus flair. I wish the alcohol was less substantial.

M: Body is not as full as it should be, but it still drinks smooth. Carbonation is low as expected.

D: A decent bourbon-barreled barleywine but the alcohol needs cleaned up, which may occur with time, but I'm not ready to pay that type of price to find out.

argock, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bro called me at work today (he knows not to bother me), and says, "Hey, have you heard of Cockeyed Cooper?" I say yes, and then he tells me it is at the Boise COOP!! Badass!! I dispatched the wife to score me a bottle as this is one that I did not want to miss because I am a big fan of the Uinta Anniversary BW's... and This one, I'm told, is a revision of the awesome BAL-aged Anniversary brew... cool.

Shared this one with inflatablechair.... Poured into my SN XXX goblet.. Nice deep tan head... great lacing atop a deeeep amber brew... very pretty garnet highlites.

Wow... the nose is much more hop forward than expected.. Good citrus and bits of floral hops. lite caramel and only hints of the underlying woody aging... bits of toasty malts.

Flavor is a big sidestep... big bitterness and then some plummy notes.. not as hoppy as the aroma.. seems more "aged".. some minor dark fruits and the wood is more tannic and combines nicely with lesser than expected bourbon.

Medium body for the style and the carbonation seems a tad too much.

All 4's

I will definitely be buying these ones.... as soon as I can afford it!! I hope we still have them in a few weeks... Damned trades are seriously depleting the beer funds.

JohnGalt1, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of mfunk9786
4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The moment I popped the cork on this one, I realized I couldn't go back. Go back to a time that this was sitting in my fridge, staring at me with its awesome, hilarious label. Taunting me.

A: The cork popped with a whimper rather than a bang. The beer is undeniably gorgeous. It's a dark brown with hints of gold, a no-nonsense barleywine look with head that just wants to be part of the fun, to varying degrees of success. Just too wonderful to look at.

S: Vanilla, oak, and raisins dominate the aroma, with an absolutely captivating finish of how-do-they-still-smell-so-good fresh hops. I would buy an air freshener for my car that smells like this.

T: My first sip sort of frightened me. I'm alone to enjoy this brew, and I know that my fiance wouldn't like this flavor bomb, but that doesn't curb my regret. I feel like Caligula drinking this without sharing. It does not allow for big sips: once it coats your tongue, the sweet and sour malty oaky business and citric hop quality doesn't allow you to take too much at once. One of the most full-bodied beers I have ever tasted. The alcohol is completely masked. I implore everyone to have at least a sip of this. And to think: I was saving my bottle of Labyrinth because I assumed it would be the better beer. I can't imagine this brewery making something that tastes better than this.

M: A bit syrupy, but in a pleasing way that counteracts the hop bite (This was barrel aged! How do they have such a fresh bite?!) and lends a lot of smoothness to the more astringently liquorish qualities of the bourbon flavor. What could have this alcohol-on-the-tongue dissolving feeling instead coats and pleases the mouth. Great stuff here.

D: It's a sipper. But at a price of $12-$18 per bottle depending on where you buy it, this still feels like an incredible bargain compared to some of the pretenders out there.

I would buy a case of this to pop open on every special occasion that I observe over the next ten years. It's that level of special.

mfunk9786, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured a clear and very dark mahogany in color with just a few bubbles floating on the surface. A light to medium amount of carbonation is visible.
S: A slight amount of sweetness is present in the aroma, which seems very malty with notes of caramel. The smell of alcohol becomes noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very malty and has a moderate amount of sweetness and caramel flavors. There are notes of bourbon and vanilla flavors; hints of oak are present in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate. The beer is very smooth and has a little bit of stickiness. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: The alcohol in this beer is rather well masked--it tastes more like an 8% beer than one that's 11%. It's a great sipper.

metter98, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml brown magnum.

Massive head w/ a good amount of stickage. Dark rudy color has clarity in the light. Estery w/ some fusel bourbon barrel aromas, caramel, vanilla and figs for a big sweet nose. Creamy and smooth all over the full-ish body. Big bready maltiness of toasted grain, caramel and dried hay. Alcohol is very noticeable but not hot, estery with booze soaked figs. Wood and vanilla and a drying finish complete this beer.

Wood aging done right, I really dig this brew.

Jason, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of ekardz
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from corked bottle into snifter

A - deep reddish/purple, 4 finger head, slowly recedes leaving lacing all throughout the glass, small amount of carbonation; can't wait to try this beast.

S - smells slightly hoppy, very malty, with sweet and caramel tones. resiny hops, picking up some fruity aromas as well.

T - malty, caramelly, some fruit again, maybe some dark licorice flavor, probably just the brandy coming through, very sweet.

M - appears heavy but is actually very light, i tend to like barleywines a little more viscous than this bad boy, but still pleasant none the less. again, pretty boozy, no carbonation.

D - Very drinkable, I do love barleywines, and this is a fine example of the style, very drinkable, with no alcohol burn, might not pick this one up, but would gladly enjoy if it found its way into my shopping cart.

ekardz, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of asabreed
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged big bottle into a Samuel Smith nonic.

Appearance: Dark amber, little discernible carbonation, but good raindrop retention hanging around the bulbous part of the glass.

Smell: An overall good combination of the sweetness from the barleywine flavors, and the bourbon sweetness. A lot of vanilla and oak sweetness and fruit esters, with probably some citrus hops aromas in there also.

Taste: Sharp sweetness and bitterness, which I like, initially, along with big vanilla and sweet bourbon flavors, but everything's fairly subdued overall. That said, by the end, there's a nice lingering hop citrus bitterness, and for a brew like this dealing with the sweetness from all corners, it seems like this may be a good candidate for some aging. With the ABV%, which isn't, mind you, out of this world, but something of which to take note, the hop bitterness is doing a wonderful job here in not making it too sweet, but also making the hop presence known, balancing nicely with the sweeter malt and bourbon flavors coming through.

Mouthfeel: Minuscule but prominent carbonation contributing to the boozy attributes of the brew. Almost like champagne-yeast, but as if the bourbon soaked into it too much. Yet it remains through-and-through a beer, with a mild creaminess.

Drinkability: A solid sipper, and one I would've liked to get two bottles of, because I have a feeling that the age on this one will certainly make it worth cellaring in the end. That said, it's good as it is, and is a bit more raucous, though not exponentially, than I thought it would be initially. Verdict: I'd like to try more from the series, and I hope I can get them in the future.

asabreed, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of crashlimo
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark caramel with a slight head. Exceptional color.

S: Sweet caramel tones from the bourbon (but not too boozy) with malts. Hints of vanilla

T: Delicious. Sweet and smooth caramel bourbon flavor that really mellows (but does not overpower) the bitter hop flavor. Dark fruit and hints of chocolate.

M: Creamy with small amounts of carbonation. Not too syrupy

D: Much lighter than one might expect from a BA barleywine. Surprisingly drinkable for its ABV and style. Overall quite delicious

crashlimo, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of Pencible
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark mahogany with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like caramel and vanilla and oak, with some copper and brown sugar and oranges.
T: It tasted like orange and copper hops, with caramel and brown sugar malts, as well as oak and a bit of vanilla. The aftertaste was moderately bitter.
M: It was slightly thick with some carbonation; good not great.
D: This was a very nice barrel aged barleywine. It didn't have much bourbon to it, but there was a great oak character with hints of vanilla. The body was a bit thin, but the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. This could maybe improve with age, but it's a quality brew fresh.

Pencible, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of Pahn
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle into an oversized wine glass. Bottled 04/01/10.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch, rocky tan head that dissipates quickly leaving weird leglike dots of lacing. All the foam disappears, giving the appearance of flatness. Pours a dark, semi-translucent ruby red. Leaves the occasional dot of lacing.

Smell: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and a deep barleywine maltiness. Piny hops and booziness come out as the beer warms, but the dominant smells are always bourbon and malt. The smell enriches the flavor and keeps you wanting to come back and sip more. Smells good enough that if it didn't taste amazing, I would become angry at the beer for lying to me. Incidentally, I still remember the beguiling savory aroma of Uinta's normal barleywine from the time I had it on tap, and it's in this beer, too, lurking around underneath the bourbon and malt; a little smoke and Worcestershire sauce (it sounds a bit weird combined with the other notes, but it works).

Taste: Like most great beers, the flavor follows the nose but gives you much more. Bourbon, a bit of hop bitterness, yellow cake, lots of toffee and caramel, roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, with a hot finish. The malt is huge; numerous smooth and rich cake like flavors, perfectly balanced by the hop bitterness and the bite from the bourbon and the ABV. Dark fruit (fig and date) pop up as well, along with the dark chocolate advertised on the bottle, but always balanced with several other things (the dark fruit balance perfectly with the roasted flavors, the bitter dark chocolate gets balanced by smooth, creamy cake and caramel flavors).

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, with a small amount of carbonation and a lot of alcohol heat. Creamy, approaching chewy.

Drinkability: I love this beer. I can't drink it slowly enough.

Cockeyed Cooper is a stellar example of a bourbon barrel aged barleywine. Big flavors of bourbon that make sense balanced with huge barleywine malt. It could stand to be a bit more hop forward, but as is it's right up my alley. I don't like spending $15 on a 750ml bottle of beer, but this was worth it.

Pahn, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day I discovered that Uinta distributes to my area. Boom. This one pours a translucent dark ruby brown topped by a finger or so of thick, creamy ecru foam. The nose dives right into the bourbon and oak, with some maple syrup, citrus hops, vanilla bean and caramel backing that up. The taste is heavier on the hops and adds a bit of leather to the proceedings as well. Beyond that, there are hints of burnt biscuits, oak, bourbon, molasses, and orange rind. The body is a heavy medium, with a moderate carbonation and a thick, gooey feel. Overall, a solid BBBW; it didn't really live up to my expectations, but they were pretty damn high to begin with. There is more than enough here to make you smile...trust me. Get some!

TMoney2591, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of RedHaze
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle kept staring at me, and I couldn't resist any longer. Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

Pours a deep walnut brown, with one finger off-white head. The foam recedes quickly to a thin layer that leaves a spotty lacing.

Smell; deep rich malts really come wafting out of the glass. Brown sugar, molasses, toffee..all topped off with a somewhat tame bourbon aroma.

Taste; as with the nose, huge malts dominate with brown sugar toffee and touches of dark fruits. The bourbon is present, but it's restrained and not overtly alcoholic. Touches of wood and vanilla from the barrels also come through, just a hint of tobacco like bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but so very smooth, and the alcohol is very well hidden keeping the overall drinkability up there. Goes perfect with a little Led Zeppelin while chilling out for the evening.

RedHaze, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of cavedave
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very large thanks are due to wasatch for this incredible barleywine. Had a chance y'day to taste some of the world's finest BW at an epic beer tasting at CL. Bottling a Furious clone as we drink this.

The pour is a luxurious ruby highlighted brown, topped by a lively skim. A gentle swirl leaves resinous mountains capped by clutches of fine bubbles.

It's about 58 deg., the nose is a marvelous mix of soft bourbon, warm alcohol, vanilla, cherry, deep caramel, fig, even some floral hop, not a lot of wood. Very tempting, very complex, and not slap in the face bourbon like many.

The taste in this has really come together, extremely well blended, and the alcohol must at one time have been hotter. It starts with a really tasty roll of deep mellow caramel, vaporous spice of alcohol, cherry, oak, herbal, vanilla sweet, and into a fruity indecipeherable finish that is just tart enough and gently bitter enough to amaze. This is tastier than the purported worlds' best I tasted yesterday. It is perfectly attenuated/sweet, a masterpiece of flavor.

This feels like silk, has no cloy, has low carb., an excellent finish, and highlights a wonderful flavor profile. It has a huge malt bill that ought not drink nearly this easily. Does it get better than this? Prob. not.

Drinkability is almost good as it gets.

Impression: Were it possible I would fill my cellar with these. Sadly, it's not.

cavedave, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. This was an aged bottle (at least 2-3 years) that was labeled as Uinta Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine, but it is the same beer as Cockeyed Copper.

The beer pours a red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is bourbon with some oak and dark fruit notes. The flavor is caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Dave for sampling me through the Crooked Line Series.

Cockeyed Cooper deliver a malty nose with notes of brown sugar and molasses. The flavor is rich and malt driven. Notes of Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, alcohol and Bourbon. A touch funky and a little oxidized.

Rich syrupy body. A little age should mellow the prominent alcohol flavor. Cockeyed Cooper is on the sweet side of the style, no real hops to speak of. A little too sweet for my palate, but everyone else I tasted it with loved it.

BradLikesBrew, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of KhourysBeerGuy
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nutty brown, almost red color, with a thin tan head that lingers faintly.

Smells of caramel, hazelnut, cocoa, dried fruits, currant, and praline. Very complex sweet roasted nuttiness.

The flavor mellows as it warms, and the complexity of the chocolate/coffee/nuttiness really begins to shine. You can definitely tell this was aged in bourbon barrels.

More carbonated than the barleywines that iI've tasted recently, and that, to me, is a good thing. This has some teeth to linger on your palate rather than being a watery, slippery mess. However, it isn't over-the-top bubbly. Really nice balance here. I think that is the best attribute of this beer.

Surprisingly drinkable for the weight, even though this is not as heavy as some barleywines that I've had.

Overall, I really enjoy this beer. I will admit, though, that I'm biased; I will enjoy almost anything if you age it in a bourbon barrel.

KhourysBeerGuy, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle
Bottled On: 04/01/10
$10.95 ea.

Pours a very nice amber color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some very nice thick creamy sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, nice little bourbon notes, slightly spicey, slight dark fruit note, licorice. The taste is sweet, malty, slight bourbon notes, a very slight spice, and some dark fruit notes. Medium body, the alcohol is hidden very well with this brew, this one is not as hot as the BBB. Very drinkable, this was a pleasure to drink.

Wasatch, Jun 19, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a reddish brown with an inch of off white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of booze, caramel malts, and roasted malts.

t - Tastes of smooth caramel malts, whiskey, and toffee.

m - Full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

d - A decent barleywine. I thought it was a little bit boozy, but I would try it again.

mdfb79, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of gford217
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Wasatch for this bottle, poured into a snifter.

Pours a gorgeous deep copper that looks mahogany in the glass but shows through clear in the light. There is a small clingy beige head that recedes to a rocky collar with some legs along the sides.

The aroma is sugary sweet with caramel and toffee as the dominant aromas. There is a hint of bourbon and oak in the nose but it's very subtle. A slightly toasted bread presence as well.

The taste is not quite as complex as the aroma would suggest. There is a much more prevalent bourbon character and the underlying beer seems a little watered down. There is less of the hefty caramel and toffee sweetness and the finish has plenty of bourbon burn.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and heavily influenced by the bourbon barrel. It's slick with low carbonation.

This is a solid BB barleywine but it seems to fall a little short on body and complexity in the taste. Still, really glad I got to try this one.

gford217, Jun 10, 2010
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3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gorgeous mahogany color, with translucent ruby highlights and a big, inch and half of light brown foam, that quickly settles into some lacing and a few bubbles. Aromas of plums, resiny hops, dark brown sugar and just a hint of wood. On the palate, the alcohol is quite noticeable, along with some dark fruits, caramel, citrus and a small amount of bourbon. Not so much balanced, but rather a bit disjointed. Not a whole lot different from the Anniversary barley wine. Pretty sure this one is not worth the $12.

emmasdad, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

750ml from the State Liquor Store in Vernal. $12. Thankfully I was able to snag the last three bottles. Bottled 4/1/10

A: Pours a deep brown with a nice ruby color when held to the light, nice two fingers worth of cream colored head, fair amount of carbonation moving through the beer. Nice looking beer.

S: Big caramel malt notes, a fairly strong note of bourbon, but surprisingly little booze in the nose, just a kick of hops in the back there as well. Not hugely in your face but still quite potent.

T: The caramel nose doesn't quite follow through as strongly as it comes across in the nose, but its definitely there, notes of bourbon follow through and play nicely, not astringently boozey, but there is a nice alcohol bite to it. Finishes up with some decent hoppy bitterness, and maybe a touch too much citrus on the front end. The flavors are by no means weak, but the nose leads on a little more than what actually hits the tongue. Overall still a very balanced barrel aged bw, glad to see that the beer underneath stands up to the booze.

M: Smooth, nice carbonation, warm alcohol, hits all the notes just about right. Not too hot for a barrel aged beer. Excellent here.

D: Its a little too big and sweet to think about popping open another bottle, but it is a nice beer to drink. Maybe falls a little flat in the malt department, a little more robust profile would help this beer a lot, but overall a nice barleywine that is priced about right for a 750. Recommended.

EDIT: I would really like to try this side to side with the Uinta BBB, the beers are similar from what I remember but the BBB was a little more potent on the bourbon end.

pokesbeerdude, Jun 06, 2010
Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.