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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, moderate riped fruit - berry, moderate dried fruit, bourbon, moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, light licorice - laber larver. Nice balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121121]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is quite faint, but what is there is of malt and caramel. The flavor is better, with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of alcohol and vanilla (from the oak). The end is very dry and quite woody, but also with notes of cowberries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours amber golden with a slight haze and a small, off-white head. Malty, caramelish nose. Full-bodied with lots of oak and caramel. Well balanced, hoppy finish. Lovely. 220406

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Bottled. Brownish red, a bit hazy, colour, beige small head. Plummy and sugary aroma with hints of vanilla. Quite the same in flavour, except that alcohol shows up more in the flavour than nose. Very wellbalanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Bottle. Cloudy amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, vanilla and dried fruits. Flavour of pine needles, vanilla, wood and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Bottled. Hazy red, near no head. Woody apple brandy nose - calvados! malty and sweet with clean mouthfeel and a completely overpowering bourbon/calvados wood flavour. Sugary finish. One-dimensional undiluted barrel flavour. A disappointment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a hazy amber color with an off-white head. Malty alcoholic nutty chocolate aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweet malty chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Sweet malty warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
Dark amber color with a red light; thin creamy head. The aroma is malty, with a touch of vanilla and very light wallnut. Thick body, full malt flavor, very sweet, with sweet caramel and fudge too, a hint of liquorice. Even the final is very sweet, not enough hopped, there is a lot of malt and caramel, some sweet liquorice; the alcohol warmth is too much. Not enough complex, not fully convincing; and the barrel is missing in action. For the lovers of malt juice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
27th December 2008. Cloudy brown beer with an orange tint. No real head. Sweetich start - a little saccharine - mild caramel then vanilla oak and a definite spicy note at the end. Very slightly fruity. Complex but I could really do without the saccharine dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Odense tasting: Unclear orange with off white head & no lacings. Very sweet alcoholic taste & feel. Vinous. Fruity feel as well. Like "The Wolf " says: After 30 beers this still was amazing. Sticky & full mouthfeel. Nice! Would like the hops to be a bit more visible though!


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