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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

daveshawley's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daveshawley (27) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at Sunset Grille and Tap, Allston, MA. Aroma is malted with nice caramel tones covering up a little vanilla. Hardly any alcohol noticeable. There are some notes of hoppiness there as well. Doesn’t look much different than other offerings - a nice amber with the thinest of heads that stays put. Taste backs up the malt, caramel, and vanilla with a nice heady dose of woody bourbon and there’s the alcohol heat. Very nice. Body is medium and sticky sweet with a little carbonation. Finish is lasting. The sweet vanilla tastes stays around longer than expected. I had forgotten how good this beer really is. I haven’t had Insanity in about a year but I will be picking some more up shortly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (929) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at ulfborg summer gathering 2015. Hazy dark amber/brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, sugar, vanilla, candy. Meget slikket,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12989) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark amber/brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, candy, oak and vanilla. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, candy, sweet, vanilla, little bourbon, warming and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
At Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 in Ulfborg. Day 2. Slightly hazy dark golden/copper beer with a small beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, caramel, toffee, raisins, plums, dades, some biscuits, vanilla, woody, bourbon notes, some grapes. Fruity vinous flavor, woody, vanilla, toffee, caramel, some raisins and fades, warming alcohol, whisky, cream, some dades.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (11084) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Sampled @ Danish Summer Gathering 2015
Sehr trübes dunkel orangegoldenes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. geruch sehr malzig, reife Früchte, leicht holzig. Geschmack nach viel Vanille, Toffee, sehr malzig, reifes Obst, leicht alkoholisch, lecker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (13119) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Trotz der Süße ist das Bier durch seine Trockenheit ausgewogen, mild herb, getreidig. Helles Malz, spritzig, Bourbon, allerdings nicht zu stark. Würzig herb getreidiger Nachhall. 11/13/11/13/9/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, vanilla, fruits, yeast, malt , bourbon and hops. Nice and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11757) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Big Bourbon notes, with some vanilla and toffee peeking through. Slightest hint of piney hops. A: Ruby red with brown undertones. Little to no head on the pour. Very thin lace. T: Follows the nose. Big bourbon notes with strong vanilla and toffee notes and some brown sugar and oak in the background. A little on the sweeter side, but not too bad as the booze does a good job of balancing out the sweet malt. P: Medium-thick and very sticky. Next to no carbonation. O: Syrupy sweet, perhaps too much, but strong. chocolate notes over a mellow BBA’d charcoal burn makes this WORLD CLASS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (124) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle to tulip, pours a murky burgundy with medium dissipating head, light retention. Nose of caramel, vanilla, nut, ripe fruit. Flavor displays a rich maple body with vanilla and light smokiness, alcohol burn a tad noticeable. Surprisingly drinkable, linger is not too strong, but no aspect gives it that uniqueness to really pop-out. Hits hard on the buzz level, flavor could use a little "umph". Still impressive in other aspects though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Just not my cup of brew. Real oak takes this barley wine by surprise. Try it yourself. Not for me.

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