Cockeyed Cooper | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
962 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:
962
Reviews:
291
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
232
For Trade:
9
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Photo of bwbetts
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Heeenrik
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.92/5  rDev 0%
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 +2%
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 jrsqc7
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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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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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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 962 ratings.
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