Wyld Stallyns | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by largadeer on 11-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by NorCalYeti:
Photo of NorCalYeti
4.54/5  rDev +78.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

astringent, palate cleansing, sour, charming apple flavors, bubblegum, new oak, nice lace, big beer, synthetic flavors in the finish

port merlot american oak aged for 2+ years, 7.9% abv

the black beauty watches over two great ones. josh and theodore logan and brian s. preston, esquire, who super-soured some excellent imperial stout and esb beers and blended them together

sampled this at the bistro west coast barrel aged beer festival november 13, 2010

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.38/5  rDev +72.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black and brown yielding a beige head that chilled. Aroma was massively strong whiskey.

Super sour taste and aroma, kept evolving in its flavor profile, sour, then roasty, then super bitter, alternating back to sour, then a little bit coating with thick malt, coffee and wood flavor. Later, the sweetness came on, giving a really mellow relaxing feel to the beer that was initially so jumpy and intense like a little guy on his first day in prison.

A weird mixture of ESB and IS, aged forever, like some weird equation on the info sheet like (2 + 1.5 years). I was never a math guy. Drank this back to back with the Nectarine Grizz, definintely my favorite two of the day, immensely unique, amazingly delicious both of them.

This beer won the People's Choice award for the festival, and rightfully so. It's in that Gubna class of love it or hate it based on the prior reviews. Beers taste can be affected by what you had in your mouth before the beer, and there is the possibility that the negative reviews came about from those reviewers having had to many -bals in their mouth before it at the festival? One can only wonder. . . :)

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Photo of nickd717
1.72/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. I've never seen such a love-it-or-hate-it beer in my life. Excellent ratings on the other site, and one person told me he thought it was the best of the fest. I thought it was disgusting personally.

Darkest brown in color with a small tan head that fades to swirls on the beer.

The aroma is - WHOA, enormous nail polish remover virtually stripping the lining from your nostrils. Besides that it's very sour and vinegary with slight roasty notes, but damn, that's some acetone if I've ever seen it.

The flavor is less appalling. The acetone is still there, and it's very, very acetic and tart, almost like drinking soured red wine vinegar. There's also red wine, roast and chocolate in there.

The palate is actually pretty nice and smooth, although there is a bit of a strange tingling to it. Medium-full body and soft carbonation.

You've got to be kidding me with all the high ratings - this is rather off-putting. If you like acetone beers, this is an awesome one, but I'm not a fan. Really tough to drink because just bringing this beer to your face is brutal.

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Photo of Diomede
3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of largadeer
1.06/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap at The Bistro's 5th Barrel Aged Beer Festival. A blend of imperial stout and ESB that was barrel aged for two and a half years.

This beer was astoundingly bad. The appearance is reasonable enough, dark brown with a thin tan collar, very porter-like. Unfortunately, everything else about the beer is so vile that I'm going to have to knock down points on appearance.

The smell, holy hell. Largely acetone with notes of paint thinner, nail polish remover, rice vinegar and moonshine. This is insanely harsh, and I'd rate it a negative 5 if I could. Alas, a 1 will have to do.

The taste is just as awful. Brutal acetic acid, cheap vinegar, nail polish, bottom shelf vodka. Is this shit even safe to drink? I stopped taking notes after a while because the beer was so bad.

I'm not normally one to slam a beer just for the sake of it, but I really felt the need to send out a warning to all: avoid this like syphilis.

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Photo of scottfrie
1.27/5  rDev -50%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sampled at the 5th Annual West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Poured into a tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A: Served a dark brown with a thin light brown head that left specs and a few streaks of lace down the glass.
S: A bombardment to the sense in a very bad way. There is a combination of tart funkiness which is good, but sadly it's extremely overpowered by crazy rubbing alcohol, nail polish and burning plastic vapors. This one almost made my eyes water.
T: Holly hell. This tastes like those balloon-in-a-tube party favors you used to get where you squeeze orange plastic onto the end of a straw and blow it into a plastic "balloon." The finish was full of harsh rubbing alcohol mixed with sour coffee grounds. The only slightly palatable part of the taste, which is in no way a redeeming factor, is the tart flavor of the brett.
M: Loads of harsh alcohol that left a terrible burning on my tongue mixed with tingly carbonation and a bad vinegar acidity.
D: I had one beer ticket left so I asked some dude in a RB shirt what he liked and he recommended this beer. I don't know if he made me drink this as a joke or what, but this was by far the worst beer of the day and a horrible way to end the fest. I'm with largadeer on this one: stay away.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Wyld Stallyns from Drake's Brewing Co.
2.54 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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