Cockeyed Cooper | Uinta Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU

Added by Daniellobo on 06-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,059
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
979
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
235
Trade:
9
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Photo of YungAnejo
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, the dude who named this a “shelf turd” doesn’t have any business doing reviews, sounds like your goal from the go was to bash this, so why buy it?

Anyways, same batch as said dude, bottled 01/11/12 so definitely some time to settle down

Served at 55°, normal pour from 750ml bottle into a Bruery Terreux stemless snifter, body is muddy copper, tan head with decent retention, no lacing left behind

Aroma is mostly boozy bourbon but a tad bit of cardboard, definitely some sweet vanilla oak notes, but upon head agitation, some rich plum and grape flavors, this seems very reminiscent of a fine red wine

Taste is sweet vanilla oak, definitely a lot of dark stone fruit, boozy plums and pomegranates, even some caramel biscuit-like flavors on the finish

Mouthfeel is smooth with no alcohol burn from the abv, not the thickest BW you’ll ever have but definitely some gravity there with a sticky mouthfeel

Overall for picking this up at $4.99, I’m pleased, honestly just bought it for kicks since saw that dudes horrible review, apparently he’s never had a barrel aged barley wine..

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Photo of JDizzle
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dream
2.34/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Shelf turd, picked up August 10th 2018, bottled 05/06/14. Yes, this beer has been sitting on the shelf for 4 years. I passed by it for 4 years due to unitas other sub par offerings ive had in the past. Since it was marked down from $12.99 to $4.99 id figured id have mercy and try it. However, it had no mercy on my pallate. There is 0 bourbon barrel on this beer. In fact, i doubt this beer even touched a bourbon barrel. instead, there is a weird , floral, hoppy thing going on which doesnt match the beer's appearance. think a basic lagunitas hopped beer, and just not on par for the style at all. it is very off putting and is nothing like burbon county, firestone, or any other real barrel aged barleywine. id pass, even at 67% off.

Note: This is part of my Shelf Turd series reviews, dedicated to Lee's Liquor on East Sunset Road in Las Vegas. A legendary shelf turd beer shop which has absolutely no regard for craft beer. I got this beer for $4.99 marked down from $12.99. A shelf turd of 4 years.

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Photo of MJ64
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrblue2
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like a watery butterscotch drink. Not much bourbon to speak of, fair bit of toffee and butterscotch, thin body, undercarbonated, without much to show for all of it.

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Photo of tourdot
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JiminKY
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boca-X
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bb-magic
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Heeenrik
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Significant carbonation, as the bottle uncorks with an audible pop, and head production and retention are very good. Brew is a dark brown with clear garnet highlights.

Aroma prominently features wood, oxidization, and bourbon. Less strong but still noticeable are brown sugar, prunes, and caramel. Earthy hops blend with the oak and oxidization, but yield touches of pine and citrus. This is a two year old bottle.

Age has not harmed this brew on the palate. It's sweet and strong, yet somehow still delicate and nuanced, like an experienced dance partner. The bourbon and oak are still strong, but now blended well with sharp, spicy hops, brown sugar, and caramel malt. Vanilla and toasted coconut; hints of prunes or raisins. Quite a bit of depth, but the strong hops never take enough of a backseat to allow the malts to really shine.

Full bodied and smooth. Although this is clearly a bold brew, it doesn't come across as hot despite the ABV.

Even with an aged bottle of BBA barleywine, the American style is still not my favorite.

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

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a murky dark brown color with a sheet of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Concave light lace.
The aroma had a fairly nice blend of dark fruits, tobacco, grassy/earthy hop bitterness and a nice caramel/toffee malt base.
The flavor took all of those prior mentioned qualities and added a little bit of sweet leather/oak/vanilla dryness. Smooth sweet aftertaste of vanilla, dark fruits, and tobacco.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected. Finish was slightly sticky, but acceptable.
Overall, really nice barleywine that I guess seemed to be an American one or English, oh hell, I don't seem to know any more. Just drink it, if you're a barleywine fan!

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Photo of Impetuous
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color and a bit murky from the bourbon barrel aging. Just a bit of light manages to seep through this beer. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering nearly all of the top. The aroma brings some light notes of sweet bourbon along with earthy malt in heavy quantities. I'm tasting very malty to earthy malt with a strong sweet bourbon presence throughout the palate. The mouth is sticky, chewy, and dry.

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 979 ratings