Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Im making it a barleywine evening tonight. Next on the list is Blithering Idiot, picked up in MD while I was on the East Coast for the holidays. When I crack the bottle my nose is greeted by rum like notes of alcohol. The body of this beer is visually dense and hazy and a garnet/ruby brown. A hearty eggshell head forms upon pouring but receds to a thin frosting on top with a crusting around the outer rim of the pint. Taking a whiff of this beer I get the impression that this is more of an English style barleywine than American. Some hoppiness is in the nose, but it is dominated by rum-soaked raisons, and a vinous aroma. The English Orientation of this beer is confirmed upon tasting, tell-tale flavors of rum-soaked fruit, and grape-skin alongside the typical malt flavors of toffee and caramel . Bitterness levels are solid for the style, the hop flavors are a bit more subtle though I do pick up on some levels of piney and grapefruit hop flavors. The mouthfeel is great, perfectly coating. A great barleywine, which I think will come together even more with age. Im anxious to try the oak-aged version now.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2005 03:29:32 | More by FormatKid
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3.83/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - cranberry, plum colored, almost a red/plum wine
S - alcohol, plums, figs, dates, honey
T - very sweet, can taste the alcohol but not overwhelming, fruits are darker ones - plums and figs, maybe some berries
M - sweet, sharp from the alcohol, medium bodied, barely any carbonation
O - Very sweet, the dark fruits are nice, taste of plum and the figs/dates are rather different, but its almost too sweet at times. A sipper.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:55:13 | More by mthomp081
Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.