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Idiot's Drool - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 41.92%
Wants: 27
Gots: 44 | 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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Photo of mdfb79
1.94/5  rDev -25.4%
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 -3.8%

corby112, Oct 21, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

BARFLYB, Oct 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

zestar, Oct 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

THECPJ, Aug 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -61.5%

mcgwire756, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

AOShabaz, Aug 11, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

brandoman63, Aug 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Varkias41, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

kbuzz, May 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

BMart, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

dfhhead25, May 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Rifugium, Mar 24, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

t0rin0, Mar 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -23.1%

brez8791, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.4/5  rDev +30.8%
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 hannydawg
1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

hannydawg, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of joefuzz
1.58/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

750ml bottle split 3 ways

Pouts murky deep ruby with minimal head

Smells of rotton eggs and nail polish remover

Taste like spoiled butter

Mouthfeel is thin carbonation is almost non existant

Overall drainpour...pretty sure this is infected none of us could finish our 6oz glass

joefuzz, Nov 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -61.5%

HopDropandRoll, Oct 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -23.1%

HopsYeast, Oct 13, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

JMBSH, Oct 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -61.5%

AKolmogorov, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish color with a tan head. The aroma ha a ton of brown sugar and cherry notes, as well as a good dose of vinegar. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of acidic vinegar, as well as some toffee and sweetness from the brown sugar. I also get a little bit of cherry, plum and other dark fruit notes. There are also hints of sherry and leather in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

cld253, Jul 05, 2012
Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.