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Idiot's Drool - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 42.37%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 10-07-2011)
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1.75/5  rDev -33.2%

BMart, May 08, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
1.55/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

thanks damico for the swap. anxious (more in the nervous way) to try this one. poured into a duck rabbit snifter.

a - cork came out with no pop. a hard pour yields no head an no carbonation. this thing is flat and doesn't look promising. old ale coloring of deep brown with a reddish tint to the light, but there is simply no life in this beer.

s - boozy nutmeg. dark fruits. some cherry. did i mention heat?

t - wow, sludgy. i took a big gulp and that was a mistake. a bit of sourness with old ale flavors deep under lots of booze. sadly this is not good. had there been some carbonation this could've been not too bad...but the sludgy thickness and flatness make this worse than discovering an unfinished beer in the morning and deciding to give it a whirl. like a shitty wine.

m - my mouth feels like it is not looking happy.

o - overall i went into this with an open mind, but sadly i am unable to get through a pour of this. it is flat. it is boozy and sludgy. if just taste like a beer that has gone bad. like a growler that wasn't opened even close to fresh. the flavoring isn't great, but the flatness makes it undrinkable. i could potentially make it through a glass of this if i sipped it all night (like a poorly made mixed drink or liquor)...but why do that? hello drain...here i come.

cosmicevan, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
1.55/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Not sure who to "thank" for this...poured into Darkness tulip.

A - Looks like a mud water, hazy/mirky, faint head.

S - Tons of oak and booze...my nostrils hurt. 3-week old fruit, brett, booze, and 180 day old hot tub water. Holy crap, please no more!

T - Booze, super sharp sourness that's almost impossible to get down, pool water, brett. What the heck is going on here? I don't think this beer even knows what it's doing.

M - Too thin, uber-light carbonation, horrible finish.

O - Uh, no more please. I would use this beer as a torture technique for my enemies. Otherwise, down the drain it would go.

Sean9689, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of tommyguz
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
3.4/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle into NB snifter. Bottle thanks to StormKing47. Cheers Josh.

A: Pours a thick syrupy hazy brownish-red color with no life to it (no head or bubbles at all). Sits still in the glass.
S: Sharp tart cherry vinegar, dry gritty barrel, maybe a hint of soy or Worcestershire, booze, and faintly sweet caramel and leather. Honestly, while I’m not loving the smell it’s not as bad as I was expecting given some of the colorful descriptions in the other reviews, although it definitely gets pretty sharp as it warms. Reminds me of some of the Bruery’s beers :o
T: Follows the nose with dominating flavors of sour black cherries, sweet syrupy caramel, toffee, tannic barrel, mild chocolate, and tons of leather. The finish is drying and gritty and the aftertaste is lightly sweet and full of dark fruits and a hint of soy sauce. Red berry jam, raisins, lemon pith, faint brandy, and balsamic vinegar come through as it warms. Actually pretty darn complex. Tastes like a sour cherry old ale.
M: One of the most thick and syrupy beers I’ve had. Sits very heavy and viscous in my mouth. Extremely low carbonation, almost none. Almost gritty mouthfeel.
O: Shit, did I like this beer?! While not amazing I thought it was pretty drinkable – definitely not a drain pour. Aged old ale flavors are easy to pick out, gritty sour cherry is easy to pick out, booze barrel is mellow and sweet. I bet if this was stupid-hyped from a high profile brewery people would think it was Jesus tears. Thanks for the bottle Josh.

scottfrie, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of flexabull
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tasted blind courtesy of Retail1LO, thanks again!

Corked and caged 750 bottle, opens with no pop. Pours a murky brown color with no head, is this flat? Hope not.

Aromas are very nutty, boozy, with sweet stewed fruits, and brown sugar notes.

Taste is really sweet, with some raisin notes. Some general booziness, sharp vinegar, light vanilla, and nuttiness. Beer is flavorful, but the finish is flat, with a bit of alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied, but really lacks carbonation, and is almost flat.

Overall, unfortunately this beer is flawed, it's too sweet, infected, and is very low carbonated. Too bad too, because it actually tastes and smells like this could have been good but something went wrong here.

One last note, I think my review is being kind. Because the more I drink this, the more I dislike it. This is definitely a miss, and I might not drink the whole bottle. (edit : more than half the bottle was consumed by the drain, hope it liked this more than I did)

flexabull, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
1/5  rDev -61.8%

IdrinkGas, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of koopa
3.43/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml unlabeled bottle graciously shared by unbalancedbuds at the Copper Mine Pub.

Appearance: Pours a fairly crimson tinged burgandy brown with no head, no retention, and no lace.

Smell: Some wonderful character here. Loads of brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, sherry, and earthy sweet oak.

Taste: The sweet oak and sherry dominate and dwarf the lovely brown sugar character I adored in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Thick bodied with very low carbonation. A bit syrupy.

Drinkability: Goes down fairly easy but not a tasty enough beverage to want more. It does smell amazing though!

koopa, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
1.2/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Idiot's drool pours a dead still brown color with a bit of sediment that reminds me of pond water.

I tried to get a whiff of the stuff and recoiled immediately. Lots of oxidation and some unpleasant sourness.

Disgusting. Bile, vomit, not good. When beers are blended, brewers will often leave select barrels out due to inferior quality or some sort of contamination. I believe Idiot's Drool tastes like a mix of beer aged for years in a bunch of those crap barrels might taste. Cardboard+unpleasant sourness+some alcohol heat=Idiot's drool. It's bad.

Mouthfeel is dead flat, and anything else besides that is hard to notice because you cannot keep this in your mouth for very long.

I went back and forth on whether I wanted to review this beer, because I only had about a 4 oz sample. In the end, I decided to review this for a few reasons:

1) I could never have drank anywhere near a bottle of this stuff. 4oz was actually too much.
2) People should know what they're getting in to when trading for this beer.
3) Idiot's Drool was so epic in how horrible it is that I thought it deserved a review. You may ask why I gave it a 1.5 overall if it was so terrible. The answer is that this was so bad, I almost wanted to like it. Think of it as being very close to the “Snakes on a Plane” of beer. I love Snakes on a Plane, but the key difference is that snakes on a plane didn't happen in my mouth.

Hojaminbag, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of brez8791
2/5  rDev -23.7%

brez8791, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of seeswo
1.5/5  rDev -42.7%

seeswo, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev +14.5%

dfhhead25, May 07, 2013
Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +52.7%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
1.05/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Shared by joey5cents-- he got this courtesy of agentzero.

Wow.
This smells and looks like a cup of spit that belongs to a ball-player with a big mouthfull of chewing tobacco.

Sweaty gym socks.
Puréed black cherries and chewing tobacco spit.
Boozy leather, like the saddle the morning after the horse was on a bender.
Musty. And NOT in a good way.
Pure liquid misery.
Liquified vegetables blended into a bloody Mary.

There is no carbonation-- and this beer suffers from it. Oily and slick, almost slimy. This is like something Neville Longbottom made in Potions Class.

Overall-- seriously? I don't think the brewers were sampling this beer at all as time progressed. I think they forgot about it, and the barrel was sitting next to the furnace or on top of a radiator for 4 years. There is NO WAY this is intentional-- and if it is, Weyerbacher is composed of a bunch of gluttons for punishment.

AleWatcher, Jan 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -23.7%

bum732, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of zekeman17
3/5  rDev +14.5%

zekeman17, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of JMBSH
1.25/5  rDev -52.3%

JMBSH, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
1/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A buddy traded for this thing, brought it all the way back to Paris, opened it up and instantly we knew something was wrong (this is before I had seen the reviews, sounds like damn near all bottles are infected).

Completely worthless, undrinkable, went right down the drain. Sure, sometimes accidental infections end up being interesting/at least drinkable, this was not.

Bummer.

pixieskid, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev +14.5%

shehateme, Aug 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sideshowe, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of ShogoKawada
4.43/5  rDev +69.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at GABF, 4.5 years old at this point, Weyerbacher rolled through with a case of unlabled 750s. They made note that this was never officially released. Reviewed from notes.

A- Chestnut brown and a pretty lovely sandy tan head. Impressive legs.

S- Very sweet- honey, molasses, and some brandy.

T- Taste is decadent- very sweet, some vanilla, caramel, and lots of brandy-soaked fruit. You can tell this one sat on wood for a long time. Brett is hard to pick out with the strong alcohol component. Well, after the first few sips it comes out a bit more- some jammy berry tartness in the finish. Odd, unique flavor profile.

M- Hot, even when it's this old. Works well for the beer though, I'm not going to fault it for that. Good carbonation. Great lingering finish has me bumping to 4.0... really nice staying power.

O- Impressive- would like to try this one again. Very hot and heavy, but when a beer can pull it off it's all the better in my book.

ShogoKawada, Oct 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev +14.5%

BeerThursdays, Nov 18, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev +5%

kbuzz, May 19, 2013
Photo of jtladner
3/5  rDev +14.5%

jtladner, Feb 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -23.7%

BDeibs, Jan 14, 2012
Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.