In this beer blog, we are going to get into one of four beers from Uinta Brewing Crooked Line. The beer is called Cockeyed Cooper Bourdon Barrel Barley Wine Ale. If you read my earlier blog, you know the past of this brewery. If you have not, please read the first part of that post. Let us get into the beer.
This beer has a nice amber color with a nice white head on it. The smell is sweet, Bourbon, vanilla and caramel to the beer. It has sweet malty to Bourbon vanilla ans a little caramel taste without any aftertaste to the beer. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.
Here is a description from their website (www.uintabrewing.com):
Aged in bourbon barrels
Label art by local Utah artist Travis Bone.
- 2011, Bronze Medal, New Zealand Beer Awards, Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
- 2010, Bronze Medal, North American Brewers Association Awards, Wood Flavored Beer
- 2010, Gold Medal, World Beer Championships, Wood Aged Beer
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I did enjoy this beer which is a little weird. This why it is weird because most Barley Wines I have to age them a year before drinking them. I do not know if it is the barrels make this barley wine ale a little different from the rest of them on the market. I also like the fact I can get this beer anytime of the year unlike the rest of the barley wines on the market. Most barley wines are available in the late fall to winter time. This is an awesome beer at reasonable price for the style of beer. I highly recommend this beer and let me know what you think of it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser