Cockeyed Cooper | Uinta Brewing Company

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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

Added by Daniellobo on 06-03-2010

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer #42 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This barleywine is surprisingly smooth, even though there is a burning alcohol tone to it at the same time. It seems like a very good interpretation of the style. Very well rounded, smooth, good flavor profile. If only I could live in a place for more than a year, I would love to lay some of these down.

The only detractor, if I am going to pick one out, is that it is a bit boozy and hot.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

A-Deep mahogony brown with a creamy tan head. Sticky lace on all sides and throughout consumption. Quite a cloudy look to the beer. When held up to the light you can see a slight translucent dark red hue.

S-Quite complex...yet simple. One thing I have to note here: after the initial pour, a strong metallic smell overwhelmed my nose. As the beer warmed, the irony smell went away. Once that happened I could smell molasses and plum with a touch of sweet caramel malt.

T-Quite a strong, warming alcohol taste. There were tastes of molasses, plum, caramel malt, raisins, and there was a nice balanced sweet/bitter in the back of my throat.

M-Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, and maple syrup-esque.

Overall, great brew for a cold winter night to sip and enjoy (although I drank this in the fall). Not a "wow, I will buy it again" type of brew. Everything seemed somewhat balanced, except the smell. Perhaps it was a bad batch? It almost ruined the beer for me. On the flip side, I do recommend this brew if you want a warm feeling in your belly and a numb brain from the high ABV. I will buy it one more time to see if my perception changes. If it doesn't "wow" me a second time, I won't buy it again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Very cloudy ruby brown with creamy two-finger off-white head. Sticky lacing.

S - Caramel, butterscotch, wood astringency, and toffee.

T - Much less sweet than the nose would indicate. Dominant flavors are oak, raisin, and toffee. Some dark fruits come out as it warms. Also some suprising graniness. While it tastes good, this beer is not very smooth. Finishes with some metallic bitterness, which is kind of distracting. ABV pretty noticeable.

M - Full bodied, and slightly oily/syrupy. Low carbonation.

O - A decent barleywine, but a few off flavors keep it from becoming a great one. Probably not going to be a repeat buy for me.

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12/12/14 - Updated from a 4 'Had' score. Shared an October 2012 bottle during a barleywine tasting/stew consumption. Reviewed from notes.

Pour is dark red with some floaties and just a little bit of clarity visible. Beige head retains nicely. Flavor brings lots of sweet candy caramel and toffee, bourbon is on the light side but well-integrated. A decent piny herbal hop kick considering the age, some vanilla, buttery malts, a little bit of oak, some dark fruit. Some booze heat but not bad. Somewhat high carbonation and a little on the light side for the style.

Good. Not much for oxidation/aged flavors, the bourbon works in a subtle way, for a bourbon barrel barleywine it comes off as a little plain though. Surprising amount of hops still there after 2+ years.

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Cockeyed Cooper from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 975 ratings