Cockeyed Cooper
Uinta Brewing Company

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Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Barleywine - American
Ranked #133
Ranked #13,774
3.94 | pDev: 10.66%
Jun 24, 2020
Jun 03, 2010
Very Good
Cockeyed CooperCockeyed Cooper
Notes: Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU
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4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 24, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Straight from the cellar as I took this Covid lockdown as a time to drink down the cellar. Bottled 4/01/2010

Very little fizzy head mostly from the pour, no retention, I think I see oil on the top, decent legs, dark murky brown color with basically no light coming through

Nose brings some nice sweet malts, aged sweet malts with some winey oxidation, some port and brandy like oxidation and dark fruits, lots of caramel, molasses, toffee, etc, light bourbon and some vanilla oak as well, touch of chocolate covered raisin as well

Taste brings big sweet malts, not super sweet but perceived sweetness, big caramel, toffee, and molasses as well, with more of the aged soft malt and oxidation notes, hint of papery oxidation but more like brandy and winey notes, with more dark fruits, prune, fig, a little plum, and a bit more chocolate covered raisin as there's a touch of chocolate in there, light baking spices and a little vanilla barrel, as well as light bourbon, pretty much no alcohol, a little spicy hop bitterness, drier finish but a bit sticky, touch of perfumey alcohol, bit more bitterness, and some cranberry craisin like

Mouth is fuller bod, almost chewy like, thicker and a little smooth caramel, very low carb, touch of alcohol warmth

Overall a nice barleywine with some good aged characters, love the fruit and winey brandy oxidation, and lack of alcohol was nice, but wish the bourbon was a bit more present but faded with age as expected. lack of carb affected it a bit as well but the caramel velvety notes are nice

May 24, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by kemoarps from Washington

2014 bottle.

May 13, 2020
4 by zotzot from Vermont on Oct 11, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by YungAnejo from Nevada

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..

Aug 31, 2018
3.98 by JDizzle from Indiana on Aug 30, 2018
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2.34/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by dream from Nevada

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.

Also, YungAnejo is a skinny beaner faggot who should stick to his own reviews. If you want to meet me for a fistfight in any Las Vegas back alley just name the time and place. You like dog shit beer and your pallate would be happy licking a dogs asshole 5 stars. Skinny fucking dick lick

Aug 12, 2018
3.81 by MJ64 from Mississippi on May 22, 2018
3.75 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Apr 05, 2018
3.78 by nyrblue2 from New York on Mar 22, 2018
3.91 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Feb 23, 2018
3.75 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Feb 04, 2018
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3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

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.

Feb 04, 2018
3.77 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin on Feb 04, 2018
4.46 by JiminKY from Kentucky on Dec 26, 2017
3.89 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Dec 25, 2017
3.88 by Boca-X from Missouri on Dec 25, 2017
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 23, 2017
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Sep 24, 2017
4.69 by evanwoertz from California on Sep 18, 2017
4 by Dillinger from Mississippi on Jul 26, 2017
3.87 by bb-magic from Florida on Jul 15, 2017
4.1 by ClavisAurea from New York on Jul 03, 2017
4 by aztraz from Sweden on Jun 26, 2017
4.48 by Heeenrik from Finland on Jun 25, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

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.

Jun 18, 2017
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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!

Jun 18, 2017
4.21 by Impetuous from Montana on May 31, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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.

May 28, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: opaque; medium brown in color; 1 finger light brown head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: vanilla, oak, leather, rich malt sweetness;

T: disappointing after the great aroma; the malt sweetness comes through, but not much else; virtually no bitterness;

M: full bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: the aroma held so much promise; maybe if it aged awhile;

May 24, 2017
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3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.67/5: Well constructed, easygoing, and with good barrel characteristics

May 23, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, murky texture. There was a small amount of foamy, off white head that didn't last particularly long. Average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, hops, and some fruit as well.

T: Tasted of mild vanilla notes, a fair amount of hops, lots of roasted malt, some woody flavors, a bit of caramel (not as much as in some barleywines) and light citrus elements. A satisfyingly complex flavor with a lot of character. Much more subtle than other barleywines, but still pretty tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a mostly smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: for the most part this is a solidly made beer. Drinkable.

Apr 29, 2017
4.5 by crob3888 from California on Mar 12, 2017
3.94 by ButtWholegrocer from Wyoming on Mar 08, 2017
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Mar 02, 2017
3 by NeverSettle from Texas on Feb 18, 2017
3.5 by zbooks from Texas on Feb 18, 2017
4.19 by gobuccos from Ohio on Jan 30, 2017
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jan 27, 2017
3.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Jan 23, 2017
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