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RATINGS: 1006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Insanity, first released November 2004, is Weyerbacher's latest creation in the world of cutting edge beers. Insanity is made by aging our perfectly balanced Blithering Idiot Barleywine in oak bourbon casks. This incredible combination creates a melange of flavors such as malt, dates, oak, vanilla, and bourbon just to name a few.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours dark copper with an orange hue and a small white head. Huge aroma of bourbon, caramel malts, dark fruit and a little vanilla as well. Taste also pretty much highlights the bourbon flavor, overpowering everything else. Body is with a nice creamy texture to it. Overall this could be a good barleywine but the taste is too heavy on the bourbon for me. There is just simply no balance here. It has some nice characteristics but I wouldn’t try this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours a murky reddish brown little to no head. Aromas of dark fruit and malts. Taste is of dark fruits and bourbon with a lot of complexity. Finish is a little hot for me.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Murky dark amber/toffee color. Small off white head. Little lacing. Grainy malt aroma. Tastes almost like a sweet fruit punch with malt mixed in. Finishes cloying and hot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3/13/14. $5.49 bottle from CBO. Bourbon was there but the dark fruit was too much. It's official,I don't like barley wines ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (226) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Aroma- Dark fruit, caramel, oak, vanilla Appearance- Muddy brownish amber, very small tan head, moderate lacing. Flavor- Nice blend of vanilla, bourbon, oak and alcohol, some caramel and raisin, nice sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with oak, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, and some dark fruits. Flavor is also strong of the dark fruits, oak, and bourbon. Hints of vanilla and plenty of alcohol warming on the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours a reddish hue with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is fruity with big bourbon barrel notes. Flavor is a delicious red fruit with a bit of sweetness. Boozy warming finish. Very solid; worth the $15 4-pack

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (872) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy reddish brown, little and quickly disappearing head. Aroma of dark fruit and wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet, complex, fruit and bourbon are predominant, some malts in there too; warms you up nicely... But it has a pleasant Finnish... Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a deep amber with brown hue. Has the aroma of sweetness, oak, raisins and whiskey. Taste is very smooth at first of oak, raisins, dates, and then finishes strong with a slight boozey flavor of whiskey. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1541) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottled December 11, 2013.
Appearance: The body has a light velvety haze with a amber to ruby hue. The head is short and short lived, quickly becoming a thin light tan coating with a bubbly ring.
Aroma: The aroma is complex and delightful. I get hints of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, oak and fruity sort of raspberry esters. What a nice aroma with decent strength.
Taste: The flavor is similar to the aroma, complex and decently balanced. From the intro to the mid taste I get a malty sweetness of caramel with vanilla and hints of oak and bourbon. The finish is a bit bolder with the malts and adds the fruity esters along with a boozy warming finish. Really nice beer here.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: While this is no Sucaba, this is certainly a great bourbon barrel barley wine that finds itself at a very affordable price compared to others. This is a must buy for me every year.


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