Idiot's Drool
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Old Ale
2.6 | pDev: 41.92%
Dec 03, 2017
Oct 07, 2011
Idiot's DroolIdiot's Drool
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

2.09/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
From a taster pour at a Dec. 2017 share -- No carbonation at all. Color was murky like rust water, which wasn't a turn-off given the age. But the nose was pungent, the flavors acidic and foul. Yard pour.
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 2.08 by chefduff2 from New York

May 25, 2015
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Rated by wethorseblanket from California

2.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Reviewed from notes taken at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2011.
Apr 16, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Hazy reddish-brown with a weak head.
Strong unattractive aroma much like a few other old ales, if a bit stronger.
Very low carbonation. Medium-full body.
O: recommended only for fans of the style.
Feb 26, 2015
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Reviewed by JimmyAloysius from Pennsylvania

1.26/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25
The smell was the first sign of staying away.... The idea sounds good on paper I guess (blithering idiot aged in oak bourbon barrels with Brettanomyces for three ears) but! the mouth feel was similar too sour milk and the taste was just off. Two sips and I have had enough. I love everything Weyerbacher does and I have a hard time saying anythig negative about beer but, a review was required to submit my rating. Think of this as a mistake or a beer gone bad.
Feb 18, 2015
Rated: 2.12 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2015
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Rated by kscaldef from Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -42.3%
This bottle did not taste like bile, as reported by some. Just syrupy nail polish remover. Terrible slimy mouthfeel.
Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 5 by DADEDUDE from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jdash3d from New Jersey

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2014
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Reviewed by mrandypandy from Georgia

1.93/5  rDev -25.8%
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.
Aug 14, 2014
Rated: 3 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by ubufan2112 from Connecticut

Jul 13, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by markasparov from District of Columbia

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 3 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Mar 31, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2014
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

1.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
big bottle shared amongst friends

gross; no carbonation. leather, vinegar, booze, dust; the essence of your grandparent's cellar distilled down into one seriously foul liquid
Feb 10, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Feb 05, 2014
Rated: 3 by jtladner from District of Columbia

Feb 04, 2014
Rated: 2 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Feb 02, 2014
Rated: 2 by bum732 from Lesotho

Feb 01, 2014
Rated: 2 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Dec 30, 2013
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

2/5  rDev -23.1%
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.
Nov 21, 2013
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with plum/mahogany edges and a half finger beige head that quickly settles. Nice color but has poor head retention and not much in the way of lacing.

Musty, funky aroma with strong barrel presence, rotten mold and acetic acid. Strong charred oak with prominent toothpick character. Sweet vinous fruit notes of dark grape, fig, tart cherry, raisin. Very funky with rotten diapers and heavy acetone. Nail polish, and balsamic. Subtle sweet malt presence underneath. Sounds worse than it actually is.

Medium body with a strong dark fruit presence that helps counter the overly charred oak, moldy funk and acetic vinegar. Burnt oak with bold toothpick dryness. Vinous sweetness with dark cherry, raisin, plum and fig. Very strong acetic acid that's very solvent-like. Heavy balsamic flavor. Odd vegetal,lost funk but it's overpowered by the heavy acetone. Not very pleasant to drink but isn't quite as bad as it's infamous reputation suggests.
Oct 21, 2013
Rated: 1.5 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by zestar from California

Oct 14, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by THECPJ from Delaware

Aug 17, 2013
Rated: 1 by mcgwire756 from New Jersey

Aug 16, 2013
Rated: 3 by shehateme from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2013
Rated: 3 by AOShabaz from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2013
Rated: 1.5 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Varkias41 from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by kbuzz from North Carolina

May 19, 2013
Rated: 1.75 by BMart from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2013
Rated: 3 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2013
Rated: 2 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Mar 24, 2013
Rated: 1.75 by t0rin0 from California

Mar 07, 2013
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Reviewed by scottfrie from California

3.36/5  rDev +29.2%
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.
Feb 27, 2013
Rated: 1.25 by hannydawg from Illinois

Dec 30, 2012
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Reviewed by joefuzz from New York

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
Nov 27, 2012
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