Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by portia99:
3.3/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
12oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet. No freshness date on this, but I've had this in my cellar for at least 6 months.
A - Pours a deep, hazy amber brown color. Lots of sediment particles floating around. Short lasting, thin off white head forms briefly before disappearing. Thin, uneven collar forms around the edge and surrounded the one bubble thick film on the surface of the beer.
S - Smell is primarily of sweet, candy like sugar. Alcohol also makes a strong showing in the aroma. A spicy, herbal aroma, maybe slightly phenolic too is present too. No hops noticed in the aroma.
T - Taste is of sweet malt and alcohol. Alcohol gives a strong warming sensation. This is quite a sweet beer - malt, candy sugar, caramel all present in mass. The spicyness in the aroma holds on here - gives a slight coolness - peppermint-like, maybe wintergreen? and some medicinal qualities...definitely in a fight with the hotness of the alcohol for control. Very unusual, not entirely unpleasant, but unusual.
M - Mouthfeel is on the syrupy side. Strange alcohol hotness and spicy coolness...now I'm thinking peppermint schnapps like. Going down, I"m thinking heartburn...think I'm going to pay for this one.
D - Alcohol is high at 11.1%. Feels harsh hot/cold going down. Think this could probably use a little more aging. Flavors and alcohol are a little much for me, even in a barleywine. Has potential, but think it needs to mellow a little with some age.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2009 01:14:29 | More by portia99
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3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance is a brownish copper with a half finger of head. The head dissipated rather quickly. The nose had the slight hint of sweetness. The malt flavors are not nearly as hearty as they should be considering the style. The lightness of the malt makes the alcohol tastes strong and intrusive. The only real highlight of this offering is the trace of dark fruits in the flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 22:44:29 | More by 57md
Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,548 ratings.