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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Hazy amber/copper coloured body with a thinnish off-white head. ARoma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, malt, toffee, raisins and alcohol. Full-bodied; Strong oak & vanilla flavours with a subtle alcohol taste. Malt and pit fruits very prevalent after the initial tastes. Aftertaste shows must and a few mellow undertones of alcohol and oak. Overall, a nice beer-I sampled this side-by-side with the normal Blithering Idiot, and I prefer the non-oaked version! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 09-January-2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottle. Deep ruby in colour. Huge aroma of vanilla and bourbon with some hops coming through (mainly pine and oranges). Bourdon dominates the flavour, the vanilla make this almost unbearably sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some alcohol heat, quite sweet and lingering. I can’t say that I liked this one very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bomber courtesy of csbosox. The body is a dark ruby. The head is large and creamy with a slightly off white color. The aroma is strong vanilla and oak from the barrel aging. There is also a little but of molasses. The taste is strong with vanilla and cherries. There is also some molasses with toffee and iced tea. The finish is sweet. I like this one a lot, but the barrel aging is almost overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Syrupy sweet with orange, pine, and grapefruit flavas. caramel and vanille bean in the background making this a little more complex and very different for a BW. I am not sure I could have assumed this was Blithering Idiot aged if someone without someone telling me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2005
22 oz bottle. Deep red-amber hue with an off-white, creamy head. Strong oak and caramel aromas. Pine, grapefruit, pineapple and alcohol follow behind. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. Very simple caramel and oak flavor with a dash of vanilla. Moderate alcohol tinge. Medium-full body, oily texture, moderate carbonation. The bottom line is: a little hot, but smooth overall. Less than I was hoping for as the oak seems to be too prominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2005
reddish, nice red ceder color to it, little head. big time molasses maple syrup aroma. thick smooth syrup taste, very easy going, extremely smooth. a break form the norm in this style, i can fuckin dig it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Clear reddish-amber body. Grainy aroma with dark fruit notes. Dark roasty fruited malts in the flavor. Buttery-sweet piney hops. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor’s much better than the aroma. Caramelly, buttery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours a dark golden color, with a bronze hue to it, hazy in appearence, decent white head. Aroma is sweet, full of fruit and malt. Flavor is dominated by oak and vanilla, some alcohol to it as well. I find this has a "house flavor" very similar to Heresy, though it works much better in this one! Thanks to MIBRomeo for sharing this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2005
pours an odd cloudy copperish color w/ a fairly small off white head that laces fairly well. Aroma is a big sweet malt front touches of whiskey and carmel and a light hop. Palate is a nice creamy well coating one. Flavor is HUGELY sweet malts some plums and other light fruits as well as carmel and a hint of whiskey in the finish. Overall some pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
I liked the Blithering Idiot, so I expected this to be just as good. Definately has the smooth whiskey touch. I could just sit in front of the fire, on a snowy nite, and sip this all nite.

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