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RATINGS: 983   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
coper color, aroma of burnt caramel, oak, bourbon, booze, flavors of caramel, smoked oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, booze, some bitterness on the finish, full body, strong brew


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall. Pours a rich amber color with dark fruit, bread and cherries/ nice sipper ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a opaque iced tea color. Fizzy head that quickly subsides. Aroma of figs/dates, brown sugar and oak hints. Taste is a dark fruit bomb, like a fig newton without the crust, bourbon and oak notes and faint glimpses of vanilla. Alcohol is a bit noticeable on the finish but not obscenely hot. Good stuff. Need to get some to age.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy, light to medium brown in gradients...minimal off-white ring. Caramel, light bourbon and wood aroma. Raisin, vanilla, oak and bourbon flavor. Increasing alcohol prescence. Sweet and clumsily boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Hazy dark brown/amber color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is boozy but I can note the bourbon/oak with some fruit and caramel. It has a nice sweetness. Flavor is overall smooth for the alcohol amount. I get the nice bourbon and fruit/caramel. There is not much on the back end however that is where the alcohol seems to come in. Mouthfeel is sweet carbonation is average. Overall a well done beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (170) - - APR 4, 2014
Sample at the brewery. Pours dark brown with small head and little lacing. Aromas are sublte--malts, citrus, vanilla. Big bourbon taste on top of the dark fruit, plum notes. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Pours clear amber with no head. Nose of brown Sugar, vanilla, raisins and a tad of unpleasant alcohol butn. Medium body, sweet attack immediately followed by throat burning alcohol. Taste of caramel, malts and honey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (125) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Smooth malty english style barley wine ale; clear dark amber. Nice blend of vanilla and bourbon. - March Madness 2014

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalhead0043 (141) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours dark copper with an orange hue and a small white head. Huge aroma of bourbon, caramel malts, dark fruit and a little vanilla as well. Taste also pretty much highlights the bourbon flavor, overpowering everything else. Body is with a nice creamy texture to it. Overall this could be a good barleywine but the taste is too heavy on the bourbon for me. There is just simply no balance here. It has some nice characteristics but I wouldn’t try this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizz5116 (55) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours a murky reddish brown little to no head. Aromas of dark fruit and malts. Taste is of dark fruits and bourbon with a lot of complexity. Finish is a little hot for me.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Murky dark amber/toffee color. Small off white head. Little lacing. Grainy malt aroma. Tastes almost like a sweet fruit punch with malt mixed in. Finishes cloying and hot.


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