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Idiot's Drool - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 42.53%
Wants: 27
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Jwale73
3.6/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of Soonami. Served in a tulip. Pours a dull, plum-colored hue somewhat akin to muddy water. Clarity is fairly murky and there is no head or lacing. I have to say that I dig the nose on this beer - tobacco, vanilla, leather and cider vinegar notes. Taste follows nose; however, there are also some caramel/toffee and coffee notes. The vinegar present in the nose insinuates itself throughout the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with absolutely no carbonation. There is some acidity; not at all overpowering, but definitely tickles the salivary glands a bit. Overall, I don't understand all the hate on this beer. It is definitely not what I would consider an Old Ale, perhaps closer to a dark sour. That said my rating is more to taste than style on this review. I think a little carbonation might have helped dissipate some of the intensity of this beer; however, it's definitely not deserving of all negativity in my opinion. If you don't want your bottles, send them my way.

Jwale73, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of kscaldef
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

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

kscaldef, Nov 02, 2014
5/5  rDev +91.6%

DADEDUDE, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +43.7%

jdash3d, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

zekeman17, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of mrandypandy
1.94/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

mrandypandy, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

Mebuzzard, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

ubufan2112, Jul 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

markasparov, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

jimmah120, Feb 10, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -33%

mendvicdog, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

jtladner, Feb 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -23.4%

duceswild, Feb 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -23.4%

bum732, Feb 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -23.4%

yourefragile, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
1.94/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

mdfb79, Nov 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

corby112, Oct 21, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

BARFLYB, Oct 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

zestar, Oct 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

THECPJ, Aug 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

mcgwire756, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

shehateme, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

AOShabaz, Aug 11, 2013
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Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.