Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking amber like with medium top. Spicy aroma, alcoholic with softer fruitier underlying. Flavours were sharp , spicy . Alcohol helps here work things out.
shadey (1846) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby red color with no head. Full aroma that is rich and sweet with light alcohol. A nice complex flavor. I donít taste the bourban. I think this is nice. Not as good as regular blithering idiot, but nice.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Hazy reddish-amber. Crazy boozy vanilla maple colour. Sweet, like a maple liqueur (but not as gross as those tend to be), with a soft maltiness. Nice firm alcoholic finish. Lots of subtlety and depth, a real winner.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottling. Pours a lightly hazy brick like color. The haze is a bit chunky, with a creamy looking off white head. The aroma is very thick. Full. With raisons, malt, candy (chocolate perhaps) as well as a hint of flowers and orange. On the first sip I noticed that the body was significantly lighter than I expected. Mellow and creamy. The flavor had a lite spiciness (Belgian like with coriander or cardamom perhaps) along with orange flavored chocolate, and muted hops deep down. Also more apparent alcohol and some honey hints as it warmed. Overall it was a nice beverage. Nothing over the top, just pleasant. Iím going to age the other bottle a year or two and see how it does.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish colour, has a malty and boozy aroma...same with the taste, sweet malts and booze, but very drinkable.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
They really didnít need to do this to Blithering Idiot. The bourbon and vanilla flavors cut through with such force that itís a fairly difficult drink. It might get better with age, but Iíd rather drink a Blithering Idiot now.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of malt and alcohol. Red, with a small tan head. Flavour is of almonds and strong alcohol. Unbalanced, bitter, strong, maybe itís young? Might be better in a few years.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red-amber w/ generous light beige head. Moderately sweet, malty aroma w/ overpowering bourbon/whiskey notes that dull what might be complex, underlying notes of vanilla, oak, & cherries. Warm, alcoholic feel. Flavour is also dominated by bourbon/whiskey but some interesting undertones of malt (caramel, toffee), hops (grapefruit), fruit (cherries), & wood. Sweet, alcohol laden finish. This beer has a lot of potential but currently falls quite short.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. copper colour some white lacing. alcohol is the dominant component in the aroma and flavour. very malty. I found the alcohol is just too dominating and there isnít too much else to it. A little bit of a disappointment. Iíd like to try the normal blithering idiot.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Radekfest - thanks! Super boozy nose - woody and burbon. Way too intense. Quite hoppy and overpoweringly alcoholic. Maybe I would like this on a cold night? Maybe it needs to age for a few years? Hand me a Heresy instead.