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RATINGS: 1019   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
Awesome, very awesome, on draft at the Drafting Room in Exton, it was like drinking the offspring of all that was heavenly, I really donít care that much for Blithering Idiot by itself, but with the aging in the bourbon barrell this was something extraordinary, nose was full of fruits like a fine port, full-bodied but yet very drinkable & smooth, alcohol flavor was subtle yet noticable, notes of toffee, chocolate, vanilla & caramel, very complex & satisfying, awesome, just plain awesome

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - APR 23, 2005
A cloudy brown beer witha light tan head. It had a fruity taste, light on the hops. I didnít taste the oak or the bourbon influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2005
Cloudy brown, practically no head. Sweet nose, some banana, toffee. Flavor is quite sweet, lots of banana, some vanilla, grainy malt, dry bitterness. Notable alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 Lightly hazed ruby/tan liquid. Taller (for style) tight bubbled beige head. Nice rings of lace. Caramel and oak aromas dominate, with a touch of light fruit and alcohol. Light vanilla start with caramel and pale malts mid sip. Bourbon flavors take over mid to late swallow and add little to the brew other than add the bourbon flavors. Finish does regain some brew qualities with toffee and more vanilla. Seems to have lost a bit of the acidity I found in the standard Idiot. A rich luscious feel that is cut by a rather biting alcohol presence. A bipolar brew. Not that complex, but has a simplistic "enjoyability" to it. While I once thought I loved all barley wines. I recently find myself not being their biggest supporter. Maybe itís just that it nearly hit 80 F today and winter seems to be over, but I donít think so. So many seem to be simple and bordering on boring. Lately it seems that the dopplebocks have more malt depth than most barley wines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottled: Cloudy, light brown with a reddish tinge, sugar and bourbon nose. Flavor is simply overpowered by bourbon, not much else even noted. Very disappointing, but at least its something different than a stout in a bourbon barrel. Oh well, cool bottle though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Thoroughly hazed, deep crimson, slice of cocoa-cream foam rests above. Rich aroma, complex and cognac-y, ripe fruit, cherries and grapes, dates, plums, my favorite kind of barleywine aroma. Gloriously good. Taste: hot from the start, and dripping with juicy fruit, with an alcoholic sting on the side. Abundant flavor, lush, vibrant texture. Iím a little confused, as the label only mentions an aging in oak barrels, yet doesnít state whether they were occupied by wine or whiskey....I am getting some bourbon notes, but theyíre overshadowed by the bubbling fruit, the vanilla tones speak up, too, feeling more mellow as we go...just a brief flash of harshness. Iím liking this lots. Yummmm....a very complex and tasty creation. i like it, like it, like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2005
Medium aroma - quite spicy with heavy alcohol scents. Pours a heavy, syrupy caramel color. Very pungent, complex flavors - the bourbon genes are definitely there. This is quite a potent brew, from the flavor to the ABV. Good, but not great - donít know that Iíd buy it again. I enjoy a good bourbon, but this has too much of an astringent/chemical quality to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
Good looking amber like with medium top. Spicy aroma, alcoholic with softer fruitier underlying. Flavours were sharp , spicy . Alcohol helps here work things out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1968) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2005
Deep ruby red color with no head. Full aroma that is rich and sweet with light alcohol. A nice complex flavor. I donít taste the bourban. I think this is nice. Not as good as regular blithering idiot, but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Hazy reddish-amber. Crazy boozy vanilla maple colour. Sweet, like a maple liqueur (but not as gross as those tend to be), with a soft maltiness. Nice firm alcoholic finish. Lots of subtlety and depth, a real winner.

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