Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Uinta Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine Ale
Uinta Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine Ale from his trip to Atlanta. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a frothy beige colored head that leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of raisin, fig, bourbon, oak, orange, and vanilla. The taste is smooth and sweet at first with a raisin and fig profile before drying off rather rapidly. The dryness is accompanied with bourbon, oak, pepper, and hints of grass. The finish has some vanilla sweetness with hints of orange as well. The alcohol content is 11.1% ABV. I feel like without the bourbon barrels, this was a solid barleywine, but with the addition of the barrels, it takes off to another dimension. The bourbon and oak dryness are great, and the hint of orange really rounds out the flavor.