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RATINGS: 1388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
At Weyerbacher, we prefer to brew things true to European style guidelines, so our barley wine is definitely on the malty side, without being overly sweet. Notes of date or perhaps fig on the palate follow a pleasurably malty aroma to your taste buds. The finish is warm and fruity, and begs for the next sip.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Oh my! Pours a wonderful Cider/Ruby color. Aromas include spice and very light hop notes. Has a great attack, very sharp and floral, which warms to wonderful, sweet and warm alcohol, citrus notes. Really one of the most perfect beers I have had. I really like Barley wine and this is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2001
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 Deep brown, rapidly diminishing tan head. Malt and fruit everywhere, yet fairly dry and vinous. Also some chocolatey bitterness. Outstanding stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 6, 2003
Poured out a murky brown color. It had a decent head for about 5 minutes, then it faded to a ring of creamy bubbles around the rim of the glass. Aromas of dried fruit, macerated cherries, vanilla, toffee, caramel (big time), somewhat bready as well. Tastes great, with a beefy malt backbone right up front, with that sweet caramel middle to it, and a slightly sweet finish to it. Coats the tongue well, like a caramel syrup. Lingering, sweet aftertaste as well. A great Barleywine in my book. Hides it's alcohol very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Another hit for Weyerbacher. I like this one a bit more than Victory's Old Horizontal brandywine ale. This one by comparison is a bit smoother, yet still has that kick in the back of the throat taste thanks to its high ABV. Tasty through and through, and not too heavy, either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shanekrout (7) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005 does not count
At first pour, this beer is quite unassuming. You are soon in for a treat! The beer appears deep red with a nice creamy head. Aroma is a quite strong and malty. Flavor is exemplary of the barley wine style being warmly strong, maltly, and alcoholic. Finishes sweetly. Name says it all!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle from the local taphouse. Nice malty beer, with a delicious and complex nose. Aromas of caramel, bread, biscuits, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, and long lasting. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1179) - Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours opaque blood mahogany with a small beige ring. Smells of caramel and mild dark fruits. Taste is bold, caramel and dark fruits. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot finishes with some alcohol heat and mild fruitiness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (589) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours hazy reddish amber with little head. Intense aromas of honey, caramel, citrus drop, orange candy, ripe plantain, dandelion... Taste begins sweet and powerful. Full body. Good sourness that matches the sheer bitter flavour. Medium finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
geno5 (21) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
caramely sweert after the initial malty aroma, dark reddish brown color, with light head. medium sweetness, soft carbonation, thick feel, full body,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Blithering Idiot pours to a beautiful deep caramel color with a slight white head, and a moderate to soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is quite nice with aromas of sweet malt, toffee, estery fruity aromas, and touches of pepper alcohol. The palate is lush and full on the tongue with a very silky body that glides down the throat. Complex flavors of sweet malt, toffee, fig, plum, raisin, butterscotch, and pepper can all be found in this beer. Blithering Idiot finishes with more of those complex malt and fruit flavors and ends with a warming, very soothing burn that lingers. Wow. A very impressive barleywine, with lots of big malty flavors and nice undertones of fruit and alcohol. This beer comes in at a very warming 11.1% abv and will take the edge off of any nerves, and make you feel relaxed and blissful.

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