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RATINGS: 1010   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Tasted side by side with blithering idiot. Only a good idea if your not driving home. Pours a hazy dark orange with a small amount of white head...exactly the same as its brother beer. Aroma is slightly citrusy, but dominated by the burbon smell. Flavor is totally different, and actually tastes much like a mellow burbon, complete with the warming sensation down the pipes. I personally, never have been a fan of hard liquor and dont understand weyerbacher’s fascination with taking good beers and turning them into booze pretenders. Overall, if you want to buy a weyerbacher barley wine, go with the alternative, though thats not great either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Pours a hazy peach color with a pinkish head. High fruit aroma with apricot, mango, some bread and light caramel. I don’t get any bourbon in the flavor. Nice and smoothe though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
Deep ruby hue. Hoppy nose but surprisingly malty flavours. Lingering mouth-coating caramel sweetness and a little too much alcohol for my liking. Decent but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Copper, reddish brown ruby body with medium tan sticky lacing head. Bourbon and cooked caramel aroma. Vinuous bourbon with slight candied apple flavor and strong alcohol finish that gave a good afterburner. Aroma and flavor matched. A bit potent to start, but grew on me as I got through the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2005
poured a redish amber color with a smalish head. Aroma was sweet malt, oak and caramel. Flavor was very sweet.. Almost too sweet.. Malts, some wood notes, caramel and a alcohol finish.. Thick mouthfeel with good carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Poured a nice amber color with not much head but a good bit of floaties. Huge bourbon aroma and flavor. Can sense the alcohol in this one a bit. I have not head Blithering Idiot yet, but was excited to try this since there does not seem to be a whole lot of bottles around lately. Overall this one balanced well although it did have an overwhelming bourbon thing going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4959) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle: Poured a light burgundy color ale with a small dark head with pretty good retention. Aroma of sweet liquor filtered subtly through the malt and sweet hops of this beer. Taste is quite sweet but at least the bourbon aging and come well together at the end do not overpower it. Probably one of the best bourbon aging beers I had. Thanks to Beerslayer for that one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Well, stupid me for liking this. Sweet? Damn right it is. But it still comes together for me. Sure it teeters and threatens to fall, but live on the edge I have and even if I’ve had beers that did a far better job of going to the extremes, this one packed a pleasing punch. Thick and chewy and - just suppose that either it or I was the lucky one for my mood being aligned with the pleasure it provided. Would say that it was me (and thinking that as another side note to my stupidity that either I deleted this rating or never entered it as I had this months ago)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2005
Thanks DocLock! A hazy Ruby/Orange brew with a slight beige head. Strong wood (Barrel) scent with rich malts creeping into the background. Alcohol like a fine Bourbon whiskey also noticeable. Potent, lip smackingly sweet and warming as soon as it touches your lips. Rich malts with plenty of wood and alcohol fill every nook and cranny of your mouth. Warms....if not burns, all the way down. Not one for the faint of heart or palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
22 oz bottle, Dark amber color. Nearly red. Small sized white foamy head, with strong lacing. Aroma is malt, fruit and bourbon. A medium to full bodied Barley Wine aged in bourbon barrels. Malts are fruity and sweet, with some brown sugar and whole lot of bourbon flavors. Nice smooth beer. Hides the 11% alcohol very well. Just a touch of alcohol in the finish. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of alcohol.

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