chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Hazy reddish-brown with a weak head.
Strong unattractive aroma much like a few other old ales, if a bit stronger.
Very low carbonation. Medium-full body.
O: recommended only for fans of the style.
rdixon77 (3010) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shared at RBWG. Pretty horrendous…burnt plastic and caramel, a little sour too. Also, flat. There you go. Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa, Grand Tasting. Hazy amber color. Aroma of tart fruit. Taste is very acetic caramel. burg326 (5604) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured a brownish color with aromas of bread and caramel malt. Flavors matched the aromas with a light chemical flavor unfortunately it’s not the worst out there but this isn’t middle of the road either. jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of plastic, roast and caramel malt. Taste is tart, chemicals, plastic and malt. Really bad.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 THOUGHTS: Hid alcohol content completely. The most intense beer I’ve 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 (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
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 wasn’t any better.. sour fruit skins, vinegar, and berries throughout.. I couldn’t 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 (8626) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
So the story goes - 4 of us were presented with a proposition: drink 4x750s of Idiot’s 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, there’s Brett in this? alexsdad06 (10791) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
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 (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
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.