Cockeyed Cooper | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
955 Ratings
Cockeyed CooperCockeyed Cooper
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
Ratings:
955
Reviews:
288
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
233
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 955 |  Reviews: 288
Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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;

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ButtWholegrocer
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beFullCircle
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angelmonster
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is review of 12/2013 vintage

Pours a dark mahogany body, head is 1/4th of an inch and tan. Head retention and lacing are pretty good for an 11 percent barleywine.

Smell is of tons of roasted malts, biscuit, spent grain, and slight oak. Alcohol, especially bourbon, isnt really detected. Hops arent there either, this is a malt bomb.

Taste is of rich toffee, caramel malt, slightly burnt biscuits, and charred oak. Alcohol is well hidden but I also dont get a ton of bourbon unfortunately.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, rich, and nicely carbonated. Head stayed present for a good while, which is impressive for such a big beer.

Overall this was a solid barelywine, but i think I prefer their anniversary barleywine more. Maybe being cellared for 2 and a half years diminished some of the nuanced flavors that I was expecting from this beer. Not to mention I missed the bourbon completely. Still a solid beer, will have to try one fresher.

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Photo of RickS95
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer is stunning and perfect for the style. A muddy brown, thick and murky pour. A thin dingy tan head is up top, with surprising legs. A spotty lace stays behind.

The usual suspects of a barrel-aged beer: toffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel. All scents are identifiable and work in harmony.

Aggressive flavors work the taste buds. The bourbon is the strongest. The malts and vanilla are slightly overwhelmed by the alcohol. Leathery, earthy taste.

Exceptionally manly. The alcohol is a bit over the top. Slight sweetness is followed by bitterness and then heat. It's full bodied...you have to sip this.

It's a good beer, it's just a bit strong. Could probably used a year or so of aging to temper the aggressive nature of this beer.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
2.41/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I have had this beer for quite some time now, at least four if not 5 years. The beer pours an orange color with some reddish tints, The head is one finger thick but does not last but a couple seconds. The beer does present with some visible carbonation bubbles.

N: Boozy notes with caramel, wood, honey, citrus, vanilla, earthy, yeast, citrus, and some floral notes.

T: The boozy notes are present in the taste, the honey citrus, vanilla, oak, yeast and some floral notes.

M: Flat, chewy and coating.

I don't know what happen or anything but this does not taste like an amazing aged barleywine, the flavors are dull and uninspiring, the beer came off flat, and and slightly thin. Usually barleywines are thick chewy slighly sticky, and very inspiring. This one just sucks, compared to the 2010 Stone Barley wine.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good. Sweet with low IBUs. Had the good barleywine sour without some of the bitterness that usually goes with it. I did not take good notes when I tried this but it was good and a good representation in its category.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma of caramel and molasses. Small amount of caramel with a big molasses ending. There is some bourbon in there. Has a more heavy body with a smaller amount of carbonation. It is okay as far as barely wines go.

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Photo of BethanyB
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: A big head of golden beads and a fluffy light gold top. For a beer with an ABV of over 11%, I can't not mention how impressive the resiliency of the head is! The clear body is medium brown, with noticeable amber highlights.

Smell: A strong, tantalizing aroma. Figs, allspice, tea leaves, and rich caramel malt are brightened by a sprig of spearmint. Not as dark as a typical barleywine, but certainly just as complex.

Taste: Medium roast coffee and caramel flavors are nicely balanced by fresh herbal hops. Dates, macadamia nuts, and dried pears add enchanting complexity. Dark and light flavors are impeccably balanced, creating a rich, yet refreshing beer sure to please both hop heads and sweet tooths. Again, this is not your typical deep, alcohol soaked, fruity barleywine, but the difference is meritorious, in my opinion. Here we have a bourbon aged high alcohol brew that manages to maintain a happy lightness: quite a feat.

Mouthfeel: Medium, milky body with moderate carbonation. The alcohol warming is apparent but not at all overwhelming, lounging comfortably toward the top of the throat. The finish is dry, but with some faint residual sweetness which dances on the roof of the mouth like fairy dust.

Overall: An exceptional beer, this has quickly become my go-to strong ale. The dense alcohol flavors one normally gets from a beer of this ABV are absent from this concoction. Instead we have a beer which, while complex, is quite SIMPLY delicious. Of course, this makes for a dangerous specimen--a crowd pleaser like this will get beer lovers of all types tipsy quite quickly; it's hard to have just one glass of this gem.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 955 ratings.
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