Idiot's Drool
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Old Ale
2.59 | pDev: 42.08%
Sep 11, 2023
Oct 07, 2011
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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Rated: 1.03 by siege06nd from Virginia

Sep 11, 2023
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

2.09/5  rDev -19.3%
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 -0.4%
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 +8.9%
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 -51.4%
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 -42.1%
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 -25.5%
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 chum_husk from Minnesota

1.83/5  rDev -29.3%
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
Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 137 ratings