Cockeyed Cooper | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
960 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:
960
Reviews:
291
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
232
For Trade:
9
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 960 |  Reviews: 291
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

Photo of HippieDave56
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of g00ey
3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Good looking beer with an unusually good head for such a high ABV. Taste-wise, however, it was lacking. Little or no discernible bourbon flavor. Too much hoppy bitterness. More like a double IPA than a barrel aged barleywine.

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Photo of sludgegnome
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Whole Foods. Not much to look at, but a pleasure to drink. Bourbon barrel aging smooths out the entire package, making this one an easy to drink BW. Malts shine throughout, tons of caramel, toffee and butterscotch. Not much of the BA is readily evident, just subtle notes here and there, and toning down the 11% ABV to drinkable levels.

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Photo of Leag0002
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justin82
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mar_mar_801
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grampaernie61
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured an amber/red color with a head about two fingers that stayed throughout the tasting. Big big nose of fig, vanilla and caramel; with the underlying nose of alcohol.

Good body with malty character, taste of fig newton and bourbon barrel. Lingers for over a minute if you allow time between tastes. A very good barley wine without the usual burn from an 11% beer.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark mahogany on draft. Thin layer of head, leaves nothing.

Aroma is very muted, nothing resembling a barrel or otherwise. Medium body, negligible carbonation, but a nice milky feel. Bitterness starts creeping in, but falls off at the finish.

Taste is dark fruit, sweet and some maltiness. Really nice rounded out flavor.

Overall, this drinks impressively easy. Good balance and maybe not a lot of complexity, but a nice Barleywine. It seems the barrels did more to mellow the beer than actually impart any flavors.

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

Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 960 ratings.
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