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Idiot's Drool | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
2.6/5
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137 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ShogoKawada on 10-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
137
pDev:
41.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
41
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of IMFletcher
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.

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Photo of chefduff2
2.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
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.

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of JimmyAloysius
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.

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Photo of NJBeer265
2.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of kscaldef
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.

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Photo of DADEDUDE
5/5  rDev +92.3%

Photo of jdash3d
3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of zekeman17
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mrandypandy
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ubufan2112
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of markasparov
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of tommyguz
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of jimmah120
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of jtladner
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of duceswild
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of bum732
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of yourefragile
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of mdfb79
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.

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Photo of corby112
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.

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Photo of BARFLYB
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.6 out of 5 with 137 ratings
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