Idiot's Drool | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
136
Avg:
2.59
pDev:
42.08%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
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Photo of haazer
2.99/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Well here it is. Idiot's Drool. Lets see what all the ugly noise is about.

A- Brew pours out with no head whatsoever. Its a plum color, with a little bit of reddish hues. Brew looks very still, no carbonation at all.

S- Smells of leather, dark fruits, plums and sour cherry pits. A little bit of soy sauce. Theres a scent my novice nose would clasify as "wine like" but it must be the sherry the brewers describe. Not horrible, but different.

T- Well, this is definitely different. Its very sweet upfront, cherries and plum fruitiness. Theres a bit of sourness her too. However, the booze in here is way too strong. Not masked at all, don't know if the oxidation did this or obnoxius 4.5 years in a barrel. There is a decent aftertaste of caramel and toffee that maybe ups the flavor by .5.

M- Medium to full bodied brew with NO carbonation. Heat in the mouth from the booze.

O- Is this an amazing barrel aged old ale dosed with brett whale that everyone should be after? No...but is it a beer that deserves to be trashed and rated lower than a macro? No. This beer is certainly different and I respect Weyerbacher for taking the risks they do and pushing the boundaries of brewing. May be for some and not for others. Wish I didn't pay as much as I did though damnit!!

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Photo of joefuzz
1.58/5  rDev -39%
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

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Photo of danedelman
4.35/5  rDev +68%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured during Weyerbacher's release and I scored a few bottles too.

A-was a deep mahogany color, not much lacing but due to a 12% abv.

S-red wine vinegar was the brunt of it followed by oak and bourbon.

T-initial flavor was full on oak, bourbon and heavonly goodness with some cherry notes. Then it turned funky and sour. Which is awesome in so many different levels.

M-was a bit syrupy and thick but I am sure due to the 4.5 years of aging it lost some water due to evaporation and got that. No issue with mouthfeel due to the sheer complexity of the beer.

Overall-I bought 6 bottles at $23 a bottle so...what the hell do you think!!! It was awesome and one of a kind, would place between a barley wine and wild/sour ale.

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Photo of nbree00
4.69/5  rDev +81.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with DaveHS, thanks buddy.

A: Pours a beautiful brown with burgundy and cherry undertones. Very little to no carbonation but it doesn't seem to affect the overall experience.

S: Smells incredible with notes of stewed fruits, brandy, bread pudding and sour cherries. Some of the best aromas I've ever inhaled.

T: Amazing balance of sweet and sour flavors. A hint of sour cherries and acidity on the front. Rich flavors of toffee, carrot cake, vanilla and pomegranate on the mid-palate. Finishes bright and tart with all the flavors melting together beautifully.

M: Low carbonation takes away from the mouthfeel a little but the texture of the oak barrels adds a nice depth, making it quite enjoyable.

O: Overall this was an incredible beer that I really never thought I'd get to try. Highly recommended if you can ever get your hands on one.

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Photo of TheChauffeur1
3.36/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tasted at the release and from one of my bottles. Well I can say I never tasted a beer like this. Zero head, many smells hit the nose. It is a lot to take in all at once. At this point I was not quite sure what was going on. The many flavors will hit you hard and keep coming. Overall after tasting I would say give this a try if you can get some. It is a one of a kind beer tasting experience. Still not sure if like it, but I did enjoy trying to figure this one out. When I drink some more I will update, if I can..

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Photo of Beerwensh
4.39/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a generous BA i got to try this at a tasting recently.
A: Deep brown body with a slight half inch head.

S: Caramel, cherries/fruit, some maple syrup and a bit of oaky funk.

T: Wow! That's what we all said simultaneously upon first sip. Not at all what we were expecting, but in a good way. At first, there's a sweet maple syrup/brown sugar taste combined with an oaky/bouron taste and then on the back end of the palate brings the surprise of a tarty/funky flavor with a nice balance of sweetness int he after taste.

M: Mild carbonation and thick and syrupy. Really sticks to the side of the glass.

Well i can truly say i have not had anything like this beer. Perhaps the initial wow was like the first time i tried Tart of Darkness, but two totally different beers. Really unique. Reminded us all of a barely wine with tartness, but in a good way that left us all contemplating opening a second bottle. Very pleasant surprise. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of 40n75w
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown liquid that looks viscous. Sort of cloudy with minimal to no head. Smell is rich malt with lots of bourbon oak and a mild twang. Sweet with a hint of tart. Taste is immensely complex beginning with rich malt bourbon oak vanilla then a twang of tartness with a tannic biting finish. Overall sweet but the tartness is a wonderful component . Almost liquid bourbon barrel at some points. The mouth feel is rich and full body with minimal carbonation allowing the liquid to coat your tongue. It was a pleasure to enjoy a bottle on a cold winter's eve. If you don’t like it and have more bottles hit me up!

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Idiot's Drool from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.
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