Cockeyed Cooper | Uinta Brewing Company

very good
286 Reviews
Cockeyed CooperCockeyed Cooper

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon barrels.

65 IBU

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Photo of Tone
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, wood, hint of bourbon, hops, hint of cherry, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of wood, hint of bourbon, slight chocolate, and hint of cherry. Overall, this is a really good beer; complex, well blended, good appearance, good feel, and great body.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged bottle dated 02/22/13. I let it mellow for six months before I sampled in on September 30, 3013.

The pour was dark brown with ruby red hues and a modest silky, beige head with clinging lacing on the glass.

The aroma is somewhat subtle but it exhibits a good malty, molasses, and vanilla character. Some booze.

The body is medium to bold.

The flavors penetrate the back of my throat with potent barley malts, vanilla, and molasses and a moderate hop bitterness at the end. The ABV is not well masked but the sweet flavors offset that.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle of the 2011 vintage poured into my Jackie's O's tulip...

A. Pours a ruddy reddish brown. Thick, creamy, three finger khaki-colored head. Lacing is consistent and coating.

S. Dark fruit, vanilla, earthy hops, caramel, and tobacco.

T. Very bitter hops, some toffee, caramel, oak, bourbon. The taste is almost completely dominated by tobacco and tea leaf. Very very bitter.

M. Creamy, moderately carbed.

O. Not my cup of tea. Bitterness overrides everything and, for me, made this unenjoyable.

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

Pours dark and the color of burnt brown sugar. Deep like good wood. Has lighter brown highlights that accent this fabulously pretty beer. Fat beige head of creamy foam that fell slowly, refreshed with every turn and clung to the glass like it was in love. Has a brilliance from clarity too. left all kinds of lace in rings and in sheets on the glass.

Nose is scrumptious. Bourbon and oak. Citrus and pine. Big smooth malt. Breaddy, full and sweet with toffee and caramel. Toasted grain and little nutty as well. Vanilla. Then just when you think there can't be anything else . . . there's sweet chocolate.

Taste is beer candy. The velvety smooth, bourbon together with the vanilla, oak and toffee all combine for a delicious taste. The chocolate is smooth and sweet. The malt is dry and a little earthy which helps all these dark flavors to be at their very richest. Then the bread continues to deliver this outstanding malt to it's dark depths and the grain is deep but not burnt. There is a nice citrus with a faint pine on the palate to back up all these tremendous flavors and to add depth . It glides over the tongue full and flavorful. The mouthfeel is a little thick and sticky and it has a medium/full body.

The toffee continues to deepen and so does the nutty quality as this warms. For as high an abv there is no alcohol on the nose and on the palate it translates to a smooth warmth. The aftertaste is delicious and sweet. The bourbon on the nose drops off about mid drink but it remains on the palate and you are left with with a toffee candy like beer that is so easy to drink. You might forget the alcohol so be careful. Uinta has done a good thing with this beer.

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Photo of weonfire
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A - Dark amber, thick full head - fluffy lacing

S - Hoppy, carmel, earthy, carmel, booze

T - Hopps, booze, carmel, earth, mustiness

M - Frothy, thick, med/full body, booze is is quite potent

O - Bourbon Barreled barley wine?? Must of missed all of that part. Pretty disappointed. Super boozy, lots of carmel, very American (hoppy), not flavorful. I honestly don't think this beer represents the words on the label well. I did not like this. I do not recommend it. Save your money.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2008 Bottling, labeled Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine; Sampled February 2012
A vigorous pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a two finger thick, nicely amber tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated amber / dark-brown color that has an amber glow to it when held up to the light. The aroma smells of a mix of rich, malty, fruity, nicely oxidized malt and sweet Bourbon derived aromatics. The nose reminds me a bit of a Bourbon laden, though not alcoholic, rich, subtly spiced, browned sugar laden, sweet bread / coffee-cake of some sort. Specific aromatic notes of vanilla, sweet caramelized coconut, tart berry like notes (that lean towards somewhat dried currants), caramelized sherry, light notes of molasses, a definite rich brown-sugar coated nuttiness. The lightly tart, dark fruitiness becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up.

The beer has a bit of a fizzy texture to from the carbonation up front, which balances a rich, viscous, rich malty body that is felt as the beer flows across the palate. The finish has a toasty nuttiness to it as well as a touch of bitterness, a slightly bitter malt character that isn’t quite roasted, but is definitely sort of leaning towards that direction. Nicely nutty, slightly sherry like, deeply browned caramel and amply toasty, brown spicy grain flavors add a savory richness to this beer that is quite chewy. There is a slight tartness here that seems to be accentuated by the oak and Bourbon character; speaking of which, the Bourbon character is quite a bit lighter than I might have expected, but definitely contributes flavors of vanillin, Bourbon’esqe fruity melon notes, Barrel laden woody spice, touches of black pepper, some coconut character, and even a touch of warming Bourbon character.

This has aged quite gracefully, I really liked that the Bourbon character is not too overpowering and really accentuates the gracefully aging base beer. This beer doesn’t quite escape the Bourbon heat in the finish, more so as the beer warms up, but for the most part this doesn’t detract too much. Definitely a nice beer to spend an evening with.

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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this saved over from a purchase in early 2012... date on the bottle reads 8/9/11. So in the 2 year range of aging.

Appearance is as expected. Nice rich caramel color with a bit of an orange hue. Very thin head to it that stays around in a marbling on top. Looks promising, reminiscent of Brau Brothers Rye Wyne.

Smell is pretty nice, I've had the Uinta barleywine that was not barrel aged as well and this has a lot of the same trappings on scent if my memory serves right. I get that cloying malt sweetness that for me is a bit off-putting. Of hint of whisky and vanilla cookie. A bit of toasty caramel. A pinch of booze and pineapple. Piney and herbal hop astringency, though very mild.

Taste whirls with that slightly cloying, toasty, pineappley malt. It blends with a fair amount of vanilla and syrupy caramel and then plunges down into a warming booze with a touch of whisky. A really good tone of earthiness blends with the herbal hops but then twists up a bit with this pine astringency. It's a little odd. Little clunky.

Mouthfeel is really pretty darn good. Thick, rich, but not sticky and tacky. Which is surprising for the fair amount of sweetness on this barleywine. As mentioned, the booze is there but it gives a nice warmth that rests no further than the chest. Very smooth and drinkable though considering the hoppyness of this ale.

Overall, notably one of the most drinkable barleywines that is barrel aged. But, being barrel aged, it is not pronounced on the barrel aging. It's there enough to notice and as it warms you get some of the wood with the earthiness, but personally I like a bit more heavy whisky notes on my barrel aged beers. I would buy this again for a night with friends who are into big beers but may not have delved into the extravagant. This is a good step up, but not a mind blower. I would drink this again, but may not buy it for personal enjoyment. Glad I had the barleywine and the barrel aged as well though, a great adventure.

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Photo of BlackDog
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cockeyed Cooper pours a dark mahogany with a huge white head. The head is sticky, making for good retention and even better lacing.

Aroma: The aroma is big and bold, dominated by caramel, toffee, and bourbon alcohol (the beer is aged in bourbon barrels).

Taste: The taste doesn't deviate much from the aroma. The deep, full body is dominated by tastes of malt, bread, and toasted grains. There're hints of caramel, chocolate, and toffee, with a noticeable, but not bad, alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with creamy carbonation and a slight sweetness.

Overall, this is a barrel-aged barleywine done right.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into large snifter; deep blood-red ruby with a huge fluffy tan head even from a soft pour that fades very slowly, leaving tons of lacing. Smell is big malt, some bitter hops, bourbon and vanilla, and some woody notes. Taste is big malt, a hefty presence of bitter hops, as well as some dark chocolate and dark fruit. Then it all smooths out into bourbon/vanilla/woody flavors. Mouthfeel is huge and creamy. Alcohol is noticeable but not in a bad way.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: A real dark hazy copper colored ale, heavy bubbles all over the body rose pretty high in the beginning creating off-white head with a light orange tint, maybe 2/3".

Smell: Light but still strong in the malt department.

Taste: I will try to break it down to the best of my ability, not really complex...a light sweet malt that you can tell was aged barrels but what kind..not good ones. It is also a little sweet almost like a butterscotch. Could use a little tweaking.

Mouth: A bit dry if you ask me, come off a little woody at the end.

Overall: I was expecting a lot more, I have a huge love for all barleywines but this quite didn't do it for me. Factoring in price, you can save yourself a few and grab something more worthwhile. Not to knock it but there is more out there...Salud!

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Photo of n2185
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in May of 2011

A: pours a murky brown with two fingers of tan head that recedes into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: caramel, vanilla, raisins, and oak dominate the nose with some slight oxidation notes.

T: similar to the aroma, caramel, vanilla, raisins and dates, and oak flavors dominate. There are some oxidized flavors here as well along with some hearty bread notes before a finish that has only a little alcohol presence.

M: medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer isn't as sticky sweet as many barleywines, which is nice.

O: a solid beer overall. I'd like a bit more depth and bourbon character, but there's nothing particularly offensive about it.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: into a tulip, brown ale with a few fingers of tan head that left clingy lace down the glass - head persisted throughout the drink

S: earthy grains, bourbon and oak, candied fruits

T: sweet figs and molasses up front, with dry, whiskey woods and hearty grains to finish - nice complexity hinting at dark musky fruits, oak alcohol vapors, and chewy barley - some suggestions of savory spices

M: medium-full bodied, smooth but with a semisweet bitterness to close, some fizz of carbonation, slight coating on the tongue

O: hearty, not too sweet, complex and well-balanced hop and malt mixture. Much better than I expected.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

750ml caged and corked
Bottled 9/7/10

Pours a rusty brown color throughout, no head, in fact there's hardly any bubbles at all, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a nice caramel malt backbone, touches of fruit, slight hint of bourbon but nothing overwhelming.

Taste starts with the caramel malt but is soon overtaken by an odd bitterness, tastes of stale piney hops and leaves a bad aftertaste, it is not helped by the fact that the beer is dead flat, not a hint of carbonation, that really leaves this beer behind in body and flavor and only accentuates the staleness.

For a barleywine, this has not aged well, although I do not know if there was carbonation to begin with. Aged in a cool and dark cellar since receiving it.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/11/2012. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, orange zest, apple, floral, light pine, orange rind, grass, toast, brown sugar, light chocolate, oak, light bourbon, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and hop notes with light-moderate barrel notes. Taste of caramel, raisin, orange zest, apple, floral, toast, brown sugar, light chocolate, oak, light bourbon, light pine, light clove, grass, and floral earthiness. Light amount of floral citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, floral, toast, light pine, brown sugar, light chocolate, oak, light clove, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of malt and hop flavors with light-moderate barrel presence; with a nice bitterness/sweetness balance for the style and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a slick, lightly syrupy, and sightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American barleywine. All around very nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors with a fair amount of barrel presence; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage. Have had this cellared for just at 2 years.
appearance: Very hazy dark amber. looks like sorghum syrup. Fat off white, almost tan head with lost of messy lacing.
smell: After 2 years starting to get that buttery nose of an aged barley. Hops are still in your face. What's not apparent is the bourbon barrel. I get that Americans are typically liberally hopped, but that character dominates the malt and the bourbon barrel aging. I'd prefer a balance. Doom (yea, I know, it's a DIPA) had a awesome hops, bourbon barrel balance. In the Cooper, it's an uneasy co-existence IMHO.
taste: Ditto for the nose, with a bitter finish.
overall: Tried this fresh and was just too hop forward. Thought a couple of years in the cellar and it would come into it's on. Should've waited another year.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had no idea this was bourbon barrel aged. Regardless I got a a 10oz pour for 5 bucks at the Bermuda.

A - Pours a dark mahogany brown, almost black with some ruby hues at the base. A solid 1/2 inch of mocha head greets me.
S - Not getting much bourbon mostly strong citrus pine, vanilla bean, molasses, and some chocolate malt. Sweet/bitter it's unlike any Barleywine I have had before.
T - Not very boozy which is nice. Has a nice vanilla/caramel tone to it which I assume from the barrel. Under the sweetness a nice wave of both citrus and piney hops keeps the palate guessing as it never gets too bitter. The chocolate malts I smelled are present with some molasses flavors giving it a bitter level rounding the finish. Quite balanced.
M - Despite the high ABV it can be drank rather quickly I believe it's medium in body.

Overall I am not sure how much a bomber costs but a pour on tap was well worth it at this price. One very unique brew.

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Photo of Gosox8787
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 750 mL corked and caged bottle stored chilled. Poured into a Hill Farmstead glass and allowed to warm closer to room temperature. Bottled on date of 2/22/ 2013.

Appearance: Pours a really aggressive, two finger, frothy beige head. Really nice retention. Leaves a really nice, sticky lacing around the glass. Dark brown and a bit cloudy in color.

Aroma: Some light piney hop character pairs with some brown sugar and molasses. Bourbon is definitely subdued in the nose but still there. Hides the ABV really well.

Taste: Light bitter, piney hop tones upfront. Vanilla bean, molasses and caramel tones help tone down the bitterness. The malt backbone is not too heavy. Pretty well balanced but the hop character is a bit heavier than expected. Bourbon notes are well integrated and light. Certainly not barrel forward at all although it comes out more as it warms. Good balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Bright carbonation.

Overall, a really nice example of a barrel aged barleywine. The hops are a bit too much for my liking and really kill a lot of the barrel tones at this age. It is very nicely balanced however. Really easy to drink.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep tawny brown with a a huge tan head that persists forever. Smells of floral and spicy hops with a solid shot of caramel and brown sugar. Lots of fruity esters waft forth as well as a touch of minty menthol and a faint hint of bourbon and oak. Wow that tastes great. Sweet caramel and dark sugars mixed with a healthy does of pitted fruits up front. Light bourbon and oak midway through with a hint of vanilla and a healthy dose of hop bitterness and ethanol long into the finish. Medium to thick body with a sweet hot mouthfeel and a light to moderate level of carbonation. This one wowed me at first but as it warmed the alcohol heat did start to get a little harsh. Nice barleywine maybe a good aging candidate.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to nothing. It is a dark mahogany color with no clarity or bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Orange marmalade, tobacco, vanilla, oak, a little booze, caramel, toffee, dates, and plums.

Taste: Same as above with some bittersweet chocolate, mild bitterness, warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Boozy, silky smooth, low carbonation, medium to full bodied, and warming alcohol.

Overall: A good barleywine even though some carbonation must have evaporated through the cork since it was bottled in Jan/2011. It most likely could of been stored longer.

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

Nose: Charred wood, bourbon, vanilla. Dark fruits - plum and currant. Plenty of alcohol, but not overpowering.

Appearance: Deep rub. Billows up about one inch head that settles to about .25" and clings like a beast. Gorgeous.

Taste: Figs straight off. Smooth vanilla. Bourbon follows. Very faint hop bitterness blends with charred wood. Velvety, almost oily with a bourbon burn at the end.

Overall: So damn good. Would love to get one of these in the cellar. My complaints are the oilyness and that the burn in the gums is persistent, but otherwise close to perfect.

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

750 muled from SLC to DC before the stuff was showing up everywhere...

a: poured into a tall snifter, the beer is a deep amber in color, low khaki head with light retention

s: initial aromas of heavy caramelized malt sugars, sticky date, lots of deeply toasted malt, dark toffee desserts, tempered barrel aroma but some nice vanilla and glimpses of bourbon buried in there, very solid aroma and a nice start

m: carbonation around moderate, perhaps just under, with a medium-full body that lacks a lot of the heavy sugar feel I was expecting

t: dark malt sugars hit off the bat and are quickly balanced by a pungent earthy pine hop character, darker caramelized flavors stick around...toffee, date, brushes of chocolate, pulling what seems to be a significant dry/spicy oak flavor, but the vanilla and bourbon flavors are harder to get, dries pretty quickly and isn't as sweet as anticipated, highly bitter with a smattering of flavor lingering long

o: a very nice barleywine, but i'd almost rather see more nuanced malt and barrel character than the level of hop acid here, but a nice late fall drink on the coldest night yet

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a deep garnet-brown color, captured the mild haze and highlighted by a back lit glow. Capped by a dainty off-white sheet of froth, the terse head reduces to a lace around the glass before holding firm.

Bold aromas of toffee, brown sugar, and cashew. And almost butterscotch note rises just before the hops come in with pine needles and grapefruit peels. Light chocolate notes may be found as the barrel notes of caramel, vanilla, and slight coconut come to play. Oak undertones keep the earthy and masculine structure hitting home.

Where the aromas don't favor malt sweetness over citrus hops. But the flavors sure do! Led by the malty taste of toffee, caramel, and toast- other subsidiary tastes of cashews and chestnut rounds into the chocolate tones. All this happens early on the palate, while the hop flavor rises sharply in the middle- that's where citrus grapefruit flavors bridge into pithy taste and then full blown pine resin bitterness to finish.

Certain full body expectation are met as the robust sweetness is saturated by creamy carbonation that keeps the mouth engulfed by sweet creaminess. Its slow and deliberate turn to dryness happens over an extended middle palate and only concludes when the malt sweetness fades to the point where growing hops take command and alcohol warmth satisfactorily dries the ale. It happens very late... but it happens.

This decadent taste, texture, and aroma does all that the American barleywine expects. But I keep looking for an element that pushes it over the edge- a drier finish, a bolder impression, a hoppier start, a sweeter finish... something that pushes me off the fence. But those things don't happen and leaves the beer in a wonderfully obscure but regretfully forgettable beer.

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Photo of negroobserver
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While not quite orgasmic, I found this to be a really great beer. With hints of coconut and caramel, the beer has a shiny nose. The color is a rusty dirty brown with significant haziness. Nice fine cappuccino cream head. The taste is sweet and a nutty with a hint of bitterness at the back end. The mouthfeel has depth and character. It's not too thin or two dense, nicely balanced. Reminds me very much of another burbon barrel aged beer I tried in North Carolina, except for the fact that this has a much softer alcohol presence. The alcohol is there, but it doesn't smack you in the face when you take a whiff.

Great stuff!!!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 11/29/12. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is nice, it smells like caramel, dark fruit, toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The brew tastes like caramel, toffee, dark fruit, wood, bourbon, and there's also some citrusy hops and a bit of an herbal flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's syrupy and coating with good carbonation. The bourbon in this brew is noticeable, but it's not very strong in either the aroma or flavor. I do think that it's still a good brew, but I was expecting a little more bourbon kick from it. Overall I liked it, and at $11.99 a bottle I'd pick it up again in the future.

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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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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 952 ratings.
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