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RATINGS: 1025   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured a caramel color I to a snifter with very little head. Aroma hits you with a lot of sweet dark fruits and malt followed by vanilla from the barrels. From the nose I could tell there would be some alcohol heat. The palate hits you up front with vanilla followed by dark fruit sweetness, maybe a little too much. It is then followed by very noticeable alcohol heat, I expected some but still a little too much at just over 11% Abv. I gave this a solid rating as I know this will be nice in 2-4 years.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (840) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a murky brown caramel with a thin head. Aroma had notes of whiskey, dark fruits, slightly tart fruits, oak, vanilla cream, and caramel/toffee. Taste is a balanced sweet with lots of bourbon whiskey, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, and a bitter/sweet ending. Meduim-full body with a low carbonation. Mildly syrupy texture in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall well done. Whiskey barrel, dark fruits, caramel, and a very slight tart fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niilstrong (4) - Best, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
Gedronken met Benzai, thanks!!!!! Doet me denken aan sterke drank. Zacht, veel alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (522) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to Mac. Pours a reddish brown, little tan head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, toast, light cocoa, oak and vanilla. Taste is fruity, dates, vanilla and oak. Nice bourbon barrel notes on the finish. Lots of flavor. Whoa. Not my favorite style though. Some good flavors, but I still can’t seem to really enjoy barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3331) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft sample at the Craft Bar PCB. Bronze colored pour. Aroma was sweet syrup and caramel. The flavor starts with simple sugars, a touch of coconut and light bitterness in the finish. Good barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1670) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle with dutchdrebus and benzai. Red/brown color with a beige head. Smells and tastes sweet, fruity, alcohol, barley wine, caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark amber to copper colour with a small white head. Smells very sweet, barley wine, alcohol, slightly raisins. Typical barleywine if you ask me. Tastes horribly sweet, baverois, barley wine, extra sweet apricot. Sick. Alcoholic. Full body, soft carbo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2763) - South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle nicely dated with both the bottling date (30-Dec.-2014) and the BB date (Dec. 2019). The beer pours with a clear red-brown body and a small head that quickly reduces to a ring. Aroma: fruity, malty, boozy, oaky and inviting. There’s also a hint of vanilla. Taste: More complex than the smell. Dark fruits, vanilla, faint wood, dark bread and a hint of pepper. Mouthfeel: wonderfully smooth with minimal adverse effects of the 11.1% ABV. The beer is full bodied and lightly sticky with little carbonation. Overall: an excellent and refined barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle - Pours murky dark brown with rosy highlights and a filmy off-white head. Nose is buttery, bready malt, caramel and butterscotch, sharp whiskey, and a bit of woodiness. Taste is better, with the mellow whiskey melding better with vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, light toasty oak, and doughy yeasty and bread malt. Finish is long, sweet, and warming, with more whiskey. Medium and slick, with medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9772) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ home. Hazy red color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, slightly alcohol, sweetness, overripe fruits. Taste malts, sweetness, overripe fruits, a hint of vanilla somehow, some alcohol. Full body, suitable medium carbonation. Pretty good barley wine, I quite like it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (408) - - MAR 26, 2015
Sweet vanilla front, with notes of caramel, brown sugar, oak, apples cider and orange. Hints of toffee and cinnamon. Very smooth.


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