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 maximum12
2.01/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Thanks to beandip for the bottle via trade; I only have one more from our interactions & it, too, is a BA barleywine? Coincidence? I think not. Popped open & shared with my Florida-bound wife, curse her!

Pours is pretty tame. The beer looks like water running of a rusty, fire-engine red 1980 Ford Pinto. Aroma is sharp, malty, with a teaspoon of oxidation & a faint, but present, sourness. Doesn't bode well.

Cockeyed Cooper carries a whopper of oxidation, enough to really wreck the beer for me. Rusted nickel dominates, with only bare hints of vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisins, caramel, & malts peeking out from the ruins. But the slick rust keeps this from being enjoyable at all.

Disappointing. Bottled less than a year ago, this one, anyway, has turned into a heap of Pinto scrap metal. My wife concurs. Sadly, reluctantly I can't finish this.

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Photo of Bito
2.32/5  rDev -40.8%

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 kbnooshay
2.48/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The packaging is great. Quirky and well designed vector art label, corked and caged.

Poured a thin copper color with virtually no head. Aroma is an over sweet and malty mess. The taste is harsh and wacky with only a faint hint of mediocre bourbon flavor. Metallic wonky dark fruit is present. All the staple flavors here are off. Astringent. Feel is thin to moderate.

Well either this beer is just bad or it can't be aged in the cellar for 1 year, because it tastes like shit. This makes me wonder if i should cellar barley wines anymore!

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Photo of ajzy
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of trappistlover
2.54/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(750ml bottle from AJ’s). Pours nearly clear copper with massive beige head. Some nice lacing develops. Aroma of strong alcohol, dank hops, wood and some band-aid. Taste is sweet with hop bitterness and a sharp alcohol bite. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter, hot finish. I didn’t like this one too much. It reminds me of CL Golden Delicious where the alcohol just overpowers the base beer. An alcohol bomb.

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Photo of tobelerone
2.59/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an excellent dark copper color, fairly clear, good sized tan head that slowly descends. Nice lacing, looks good.

Aroma is very sweet and strongly alcoholic. Don’t really get much bourbon from the nose at all. A little wood and raisin/prune smell to boot.

Didn’t enjoy the taste of this one at all. Very sweet and malty and very hot with booze. Way too big and kind of all over the place. The bourbon comes through more strongly than in nose, hops are very subdued. Caramel, vanilla, and dark fruit notes present as well. Ultimately the aggressive and fumy alcohol overwhelms the other flavors.

Pretty creamy, long and somewhat unpleasant finish. Overall a difficult beer to drink and to enjoy and one I certainly won’t be buying again anytime soon, particularly not when it’s 12 dollars.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
2.6/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- Beautiful dark caramel color, one finger light, off-white head

S- Smells of Caramel and bourbon

T- Caramel, bourbon, sour, bitter, a bit of barnyard funk, laundry soap?? Really funny aftertaste, can't get it out of my mouth.

M- Nice mouthfeel, except the awful aftertaste.

O- I like it up until the aftertaste. Can't drink anymore.

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Photo of Tuckersmth
2.63/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

In Denver on business and stumbled across Barleywine pouring at Falling Rock. lucky me. Bartenders attitude reminds me of no BS vibe at tornados but he knew his sh*t. Cockeyed Cooper was disappointing in my opinion. A bit too light on the flavor side for my Barleywine tastes. On to round 2.

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Photo of BARFLYB
2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on tap at blue dog

Cockeyed copper pours out that copper color with some light bronze hues within. Just a small amount of tannish bubbles forming a loose cap, no lace on the sides. Smell is very minimal on the oak and bourbon with some grain coming out and a small amount of caramel. Getting some rust and signs of infection as well. If this is an american barleywine, the hops are out of the picture as of now in keg form. Taste is off, and light and just not big enough to be a top contender for BA barleywine. Definite infection. To be honest, this does not even resemble a barleywine, the body is too thin. Tastes of metal, slight oak, vanilla, faint caramel, and some coca cola in the finish. Somethings off. As stated, body is at about medium, light carb, infection left on the tounge. Drinkability is low, because I did not finish my glass.

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Photo of wesside89
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
2.76/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smell is great and then disappointment

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.91/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark brown liquid, whispy thin head on it, big boozy heat in the aroma. Couldn't really discern much aroma wise, other than it was a huge beer abv wise.

Taste was again burning. As the palate acclimates itself, one can gather that this is whiskey/bourbon, some char, vanilla. The price is nice, but its a harsh beer. Save for the end of the night when your palate is already shot.

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Photo of DIM
2.93/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a: This was a dark, clear copper color. It poured with a medium sized sticky head.

s: Caramel, toffee, hints of vanilla, plus some whiskey. Too much woody astringency.

t: A bit bland up front with a muddled combination weak whiskey, toffee, and caramel. There was a semi-strong woody astringent heat at the finish plus some fairly potent naked bitterness.

m: medium body and gentle carbonation.

o: Not bad, but this just doesn't come together. Overly harsh and lacking sweetness. Where is the vanilla? I don't think this beer was a good candidate for the barrel.

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Photo of DaveHS
2.97/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$16.99 for a 750ml. Hmm...

A-Pours a dark clear amber with over an inch of khaki colored head. Reduces slowly, leaving sheets of sticky foam.

S-Oak, anise, dark fruit, rock candy sugar, alcohol.

T/M-Where's the bourbon? Booze overwhelms the flavor profile. Dry, papery alcohol flavors overwhelm otherwise unimpressive and barely perceptible flavors of oak and brown sugar. The mouth feel is full and soft at first, but eventually ends up dry, boozy and papery.

O-Underwhelming, way too boozy, and extremely overpriced.For a supposed "Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine" there's no trace of bourbon, and barely any oak. Surprised this has so much hype behind it, as it offers almost nothing, and is way too expensive. Skip it.

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Photo of BrotherK
2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To reference an 80's Wendy's commercial, Where's the bourbon?

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Photo of mmapes
2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Big bubbly head dissipates into a lovely deep ruby red color.

Smell is a tad medicinal. Is that the bourbon? Barrel comes across too.

I'm surprised at the first sip. This barleywine has a fruitier component -- tart cherries, maybe -- than I expected in the style. It's obviously a big beer, fairly sweet and alcoholic. A pleasant sipper.

Nice lacing leaves a creamy mouthfeel in later sips. It improves down the glass

Unfortunately, I agree with some of the other reviewers who notice an unpleasant, astringent, hot, medicinal aftertaste.

Probably wouldn't buy again, especially at the price. It has both good and bad qualities.

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Photo of Beer21
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of JuanAlberto
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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