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RATINGS: 1001   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (850) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
Wow - it tastes more like whiskey than beer. I hate to say it (because Weyerbacher is great - one of my favorite breweries) but Iím not a big fan of this one. Itís just a bit too much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Cheers to DocLoc for this one by trade. Pours a thin, fizzy everlasting head. A ton of sediment - decanted into a claret glass. Slight cinnamon nose. POW. Alcohol is up front and smacks your face. Very hot and builds like a Scotch bonnet. Vanilla. Hop bitterness overpowered by alcohol. Brandy or rum notes. Butterscotch. More heat. Assertive is an understatement. This beer could heat a ice fishing house.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (resin), with notes of wood and whisky/alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Not terribly great in the aroma department, but itís really big, rich, and balanced in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Easter Sunday tasting w/ Ernest, Aubrey and Brian. Attractive ruby in color. Aroma is pretty one-dimensional, as itís full of the barrel, but not much malt complexity. Flavor is bursting with oak barrel contributions, especially cocunut but also vanilla and bourbon along with the sweet malt which is unequally balanced by the barrel. Oaky and dry and the feel on the palate is stupendous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Dark amber hue. Woodsy nose. Very rich and tingly mouthfeel; thick thighs. Toasted and nutty. Has an element of burnt caramel and dark toffee. Big, wafty notes of bourbon. Warming alcohol, with sweet, lingering whiskey notes. A little sourness in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Cloudy red orange, thin head. Very strong bourbon aroma. Off fruity flavors, lots of coconut. Pretty hot with the alcohol. Finish is alcoholic, long and hot. Good I guess. Insane for sure.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
A nice smooth red colored ale. Where the Heresy was strong and meaty this is smooth and rich, similar to a cognac. The aroma is equally inviting filling your nose with alcohol that is overpowering in the smell but not dominant in the taste. Like the Heresy this is also a limited release and both beers would be a fine addition to any cellar. This is the big version of their Blithering Idiot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2005
from the bottle. poured a muddy brown with a light tan head some lacing. aroma alcohol, wood, fruity leans toward apples and pears, dark brown sugar, brandy, plums, caramel. flavor the alcohol was a little stong in this one at least it was like a nice bourbon so it wasnít bad,,than came some apple , plums, malt, a little wood, not to bad of a beer.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Dark mahogany, crimson edges, creamy tan head with lots of yeast floaties. Spotty lacing. Nose of alcohol, fermented jam, vanilla cola & aged oak with light sherry notes. The flavor is very hot with some alcohol with an unbalanced hop note & finishes creamy but tart. Good attempt but seems a bit off. Thanks DocLock!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a murky orangish-brown body with a small beige head. Complex aroma of toffee, toasted malt, nuts, pear, wood casket, and cinnamon. Flavor of chocolate, lactic, roasted malt, marshmellow, and some fruit and wood. Soft, creamy mouthfeel with a warming alcohol pressence. Excellent beer!


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