Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 THOUGHTS: Hid alcohol content completely. The most intense beer Iíve ever tried. Very flat, but good. A life changing experience. Honestly somewhere beyond words.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/29/2013. Bottle. Poured a muddy, medium brown that was beyond opaque. It almost seemed to absorb light. It looked like dark apple cider with no head. The aroma contained almost everything. There was moderate caramel; heavy leathery, soapy, cheesy, earthy and funky yeast; McIntosh apples; slight vanilla; wood; vinegar; sherry; bourbon; sour citrus fruits; lemons; overripe fruit, nearly rotten fruit when very warm; and somehow salt. The initial flavor was sour, salty, acetic, lightly sweet and moderately acidic; while the finish was sour, acetic, salty, lightly sweet and slightly bitter. There was salted caramel and toffee, sour apple, lemon, bourbon, wood, plum, prune, raisin, sour grapes, sherry, funky yeast and leather. The medium to full body was oily and then dry with ever so slight if any carbonation and a heavily astringent, very dry and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 mL bottle. Poured murky brown with no head. The aroma picked up sour vinegar, cooking sherry, and medicine.. oak and funky Brett rounded it out.. not at all appealing. The flavor wasnít any better.. sour fruit skins, vinegar, and berries throughout.. I couldnít find the barley wine I love in there.. tacky, funky, dry and sour finish. Heavier-bodied and syrupy on the palate with no carbonation.. sour, funky, and very hard to drink.
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
So the story goes - 4 of us were presented with a proposition: drink 4x750s of Idiotís Drool, and the man will open a DQ. Never have I felt so dirty to accept such a brutal, near-fatal challenge. The beer pours a deep mahogany, murky brown with no head - some minor lacing. Aroma is dominated by prunes and booze. Lots of cloying fruit character, some bourbon, oak, light sourness and an earthy leathery flavor. Mouthfeel is medium to full with super rich vanilla, oak, wine and prunes; but regardless, everything is ruined by both the abrasive alcohol character and the cloying vinegarette acetone flavor. Wait, thereís Brett in this?
alexsdad06 (6088) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle shared by someone. Pours an extremely murky brown color with zero head. The aroma and flavor have a strange tart quality, sweet malts, caramel, lactic sour, wood. This was a bit of a mess.
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
There was an actual light pop on this bottle, after having tried quite a few. The aroma brings musk and aged yeast, musty. The flavor has sugar malts, not quite Belgian candi or brown sugar, but kind of, with tobacco and leathery notes as well. The ending is quite tangy, and there is no carbonation at all as usual.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle. Rating #33. I have to say that this wasnít good. It was a complete sour bomb and it wasnít a good sour, as a matter of fact it was a drain pour. (2597)
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a cream head. Nose is booze, lightly tart, sweet, and alcohol. Very nice on the palate, light sourness, booze, chewy, caramel, nice finish.
italianjohn (2397) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewery only released beer .... Syrupy amber cloudy pour, no head and flat .... aroma is lightly sour and acidic with wood, soy sauce and leather .... taste of dry oak, leather, soy sauce, molasses, light sour brett, cherries and acidic .... finish is dry and tart ..... abv hidden well ... interesting beer people either loved it or hated it
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish color with a tan head. The aroma ha a ton of brown sugar and cherry notes, as well as a good dose of vinegar. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of acidic vinegar, as well as some toffee and sweetness from the brown sugar. I also get a little bit of cherry, plum and other dark fruit notes. There are also hints of sherry and leather in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am a sucker for old ales and honestly I enjoyed this so F the score and I havenít read any other reviews. Body has a lather thickness with some raison notes up front with dark fruits, sweet malt content etc. the carbonation seems nonexistent for this. I did enjoy the oak tones I detected. Aroma could use a bit more but what should I expect from a barrel aged beer?