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Idiot's Drool - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Idiot's DroolIdiot's Drool

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BA SCORE
63
poor

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 42.31%
Wants: 27
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 10-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Idiot's drool is Blithering Idiot barrel aged for 4.5 years. A full-bodied, deep burgundy ale with an incredibly complex character. Extended aging has imbued this beer with notes of vanilla, oak, leather and sweet sherry. A mild acidity and subtle carbonation rounds out the palate. 840 bottle brewery only release.
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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 47
Photo of chinchill
2.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Hazy reddish-brown with a weak head.
Strong unattractive aroma much like a few other old ales, if a bit stronger.
Very low carbonation. Medium-full body.
O: recommended only for fans of the style.

Photo of JimmyAloysius
1.26/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

The smell was the first sign of staying away.... The idea sounds good on paper I guess (blithering idiot aged in oak bourbon barrels with Brettanomyces for three ears) but! the mouth feel was similar too sour milk and the taste was just off. Two sips and I have had enough. I love everything Weyerbacher does and I have a hard time saying anythig negative about beer but, a review was required to submit my rating. Think of this as a mistake or a beer gone bad.

Photo of NJBeer265
2.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of kscaldef
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

This bottle did not taste like bile, as reported by some. Just syrupy nail polish remover. Terrible slimy mouthfeel.

Photo of DADEDUDE
5/5  rDev +92.3%

Photo of jdash3d
3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of zekeman17
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mrandypandy
1.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

750ml bottle brought by Russ. Thanks?

A - Pours a dirty, murky brownish red. Mostly flat, and no head to speak of. Certainly not the prettiest gal at the ball.
S - Very strange. Caramel malts, raisins and a strong sour vinegar presence. Not pleasant.
T - Taste follows the nose. A bizarre combination of caramel sweetness, old musty dark fruits with a powerful vinegar-like sourness. As my wife described it, "It tastes like sour raisins."
M - Medium body, and fairly no carbonation at this point. Still, it was drinkable in small quantities and not overly offensive.
O - Overall, this was pretty bad. It looked like pond water, had an unpleasant aroma, and did not taste very good at all. With that being said, it was tolerable in small portions, and actually better than I was expecting. I did not get any solvent or bile, as others have reported, just an unpleasant sourness mixed with old raisins. Bad, but not "Triple Bock" bad.

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of tommyguz
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of yourefragile
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of mdfb79
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

From 11/20/13 notes. Have been holding onto a bottle yourefragile picked up for me at the release for a long time after hearing bad things, in hopes time would help the booze fade. 750ml bottle poured into my Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a murky reddish brown color with no head or carbonation evident. Doesn't look too good.

s - Smells of alcohol, caramel malts, dates, figs, sweet dark fruits, solvent, and lightly sour dark fruits. Sweet and sour, and not a very good mix. Too much alcohol, though not as offensive as I was expecting.

t - This is more what I was expecting (and hoping was not the case). Tastes of alcohol, solvent, sour dark fruits, sugar, harsh bourbon, vinegar, and molasses. Taste what I imagine cleaning products taste like, and vinegar. Very bad tasting.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. High alcohol heat in the taste and extremely harsh.

o - Overall I was hoping it wouldn't be as bad as I had heard it was, but it was just awful. The look and mouthfeel are not great, the nose is worse, and the taste is downright awful, full or harsh alcohol and sugar. I like boozy and sweet beers more than most people and this was a complete drainpour; I couldn't choke down more than 5oz.'s of this one. Would never have again.

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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1/5  rDev -61.5%

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Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.