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Idiot's Drool - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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1.75/5  rDev -33.2%

BMart, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +14.5%

dfhhead25, May 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -23.7%

Rifugium, Mar 24, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -33.2%

t0rin0, Mar 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -23.7%

brez8791, Mar 05, 2013
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
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1.25/5  rDev -52.3%

hannydawg, Dec 30, 2012
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1.58/5  rDev -39.7%
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 -61.8%

HopDropandRoll, Oct 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -23.7%

HopsYeast, Oct 13, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -52.3%

JMBSH, Oct 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -61.8%

AKolmogorov, Aug 28, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +36.6%
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 -14.1%

cld253, Jul 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +24%

Gushue3, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of oline73
1.28/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured from the bottle into my pour Hunahpu's snifter.

Appearance: Pours a murky reddish brown with a bright red hue when the light hits the pour. There is a layer of off white head that goes away completely. This is the only thing remotely okay about this beer.

Smell: Worst...smelling...beer..ever! Malt sweetness with a gross sourness and some baby puke.

Taste: Not much better than the smell. Reminds me of a flanders red aged in a dumpster in summer. Tart red berries, some vinegar, and hot garbage. Terrible.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with extremely mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I would have been ashamed to charge people money for this beer. After trying this, it should have gone down the drain and never been spoken of again. Just awful. I almost threw up the morning after the tasting when I poured it down the drain.

oline73, Jun 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -23.7%

ottodyer, Jun 20, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

popery, May 04, 2012
Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.