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RATINGS: 989   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (348) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours deep mahogany with a very thin tan head. The aroma is honey, oak, and roasted malts. The taste is sweet and dark with that honey and oak powering through. The 11% shows nicely creating a lasting warm aftertaste. Nice balance with a medium sweet palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle pours mahogany with thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and red wine. Flavors of dark fruits (dates/raisins), vanilla, toast, and bourbon with a creamy mouthfeel and peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (103) - Westerville, USA - JAN 25, 2014
From a bottle. Pours reddish brown with a creamy head that dissipates to a half inch. Aromas are sweet malt, dried fruit and bourbon. Flavors are caramel, chocolate raisin, cinnamon toast and some nutty notes. Boozy finish with distinctive bourbon flavor and a nicely balanced hop presence. Big, creamy, chewy beer. Surprisingly light on the palate which gives it a deceptively lighter feel. But make no mistake, at 11% ABV, this is a heavy hitter. Overall, this is a very nice ale. This would be a good sipper for a cold night. Not as hoppy as many barleywines, but very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (589) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy light brown color topped by a medium-sized creamy beige head. Rich, complex butterscotch malt aroma has notes of amaretto and toasted almonds. Flavor is intense sweet alcohol and more amaretto. Subtle oaky notes in mid taste. Hints of dried dark fruits and vanilla bean. Complex, chewy mouthfeel. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (351) - - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma Is musty, sweet, honey, vegetables. Cloudy brown-orange. Strong. High alcohol. Belgian Wang. Brandy-like taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a half inch of foamy light tan head. Aroma is boozy, with notes of sweet dark fruits, caramel, rotted citrus, and a hint of oak. Taste is much woodier then the aroma, with strong notes of amaretto, some darker fruits, and sweet caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (394) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle from Dennis, thanks! Pours murky dark amber, just a ring of foam that clings to the glass. Caramel/toffee, bourbon, and vanilla in aroma, some alcohol. Taste is sweet at first with raisin and bourbon, some vanilla, chocolate and dry notes at the end. Medium body, high but soft carbonation. Sticky and round mouth feel. After taste has some alcohol heat and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle into snifter. Nice hazy amber brown color with good amount of light tan head that held well and faded into a medium collar. Earthy sweet caramel aroma. Taste is slightly boozey, but otherwise an enjoyable woody hop pines, some toffee, and a slight vanilla character. A bit lighter body than I would like from a barley wine. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle->snifter. Cloudy medium orange with barest offwhite head. A: boozy, caramel malt, molasses. T: sweet caramel, bitter oak. Juicy, almost cloying. Thick and good, but too sweet in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBlackCloud (21) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
I am always a fan of strong beers especially from weyerbacher but this is just a headache in a glass too strong to really enjoy.

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