SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was awesome... plenty of vanilla extracted from the whiskey barrles, mellows out the Blithering Idiot quite a bit... bitterness is present, but subdued, alcohol is also toned down
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at LV Fest. Orange and slightly cloudy. Malty aroma. Smooth. Full bodied. Sherry like aroma. Enjoybale. Tasted like a well aged barleywine. Its good.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at LV brewfest 04. Seemed as if the whole fest was about unveiling this beer. Orange and slightly cloudy. Massive sherried malt aroma. Thick and chewy perfect aged barleywine flavor. This one tastes like a barleywine aged under ideal conditions for many years. I think it is a prize that should be sought.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent amber. Aroma is raisin, alcohol, and soft wood. Flavor is sweet malt balanced by alcohol and the dryness of the wood. Backed by oak flavor.
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small tan head, fair retention. Hazy amber, orange hued color. Lotsa whisky in the nose with sweet malts in the background. Medium body, slick. Malty, whiskey flavors up front, slight wood with a hint of apples and vanilla notes, maybe a hint of chocolate also. Medium sweet, fruity finish. The barrel aging doesnt do alot for the Idiot though this is better than the Heresy IMHO.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 Doesn’t live up to the expectations, just yet. Now it’s a little hot with way too much bourbon in the taste. May be very good in the future but not for me right now. Bumped it up a few notches after it mellowed out. Body tastes a bit thin though. Re-rated in Oct ’05.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a copper color with an off white head. Aromas and tastes of oak, bourbon, and caramel. Light alcochol. I liked this one much better than the plain Blithering Idiot.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Poured a copper color with a sticky off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Vanilla, bourbon oak, sweet caramel aroma. Tastes melded alcohol, bourbon, bitter grapefruit, while still being sweet and sticky. I enjoyed this and thought it was much better than the original as well as Weyerbacher’s other bourbon experiment.