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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bomber into shaker. Purchased at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee. Hazy orange brown with a yellow head that’s fuzzy and dissipates into a mottled surface of bubbles. Rich smell of golden raisin, vanilla, and syrup. Creamy and full in texture, sweet but not intensely so, mostly tastes of overripe fruit, butterscotch, and twigs. The bourbon barrel comes out with some more vanilla in the finish, which is smooth and maybe a bit mealy. It is kind of a mess, but I find it tasty nonetheless. The bourbon is restrained (I don’t find it "boozy" at all) and I’m a sucker for a full barleywine. Glad I bought it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Winter Park, FL. Aroma is caramels, herbal candies, strong booziness. Taste is sweet caramel and toffee, very malty and herbal, earthy. Booze is intense but fitting and adds a great warming quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is malty, big alcohol taste, smooth bourbon with a citrus taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Booga (49) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2016
12 oz bottle date 1/19/15. Pours murky light brown opaque color with frothy cream colored one finger head that persists. Deep caramel notes. Boozy and bitter. Pretty good but hot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1326) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Dark, brown color. Thin , off-white head . Aroma of raisins , bourbon , oak , caramel . Sweet, malty taste with bourbon and vanilla notes. Full , creamy body. Warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with thin, tan head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla and anise. Taste also anise up front, and caramel, and malts and bourbon. Really nice beer with great, alcy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1570) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, raisins, dates, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Flavor is amazing. Rich fruity start, raisins, candied dates, coconut, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Lots of boozy vapors. Creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Strong alcohol on the nose with vanilla and caramel. Nice mouthfeel, but the alcohol is over present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4898) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle (12 oz) at home. Received as an extra from John in May 2013, so it’s probably 3 years old by now. Hazy dark amber with a small quickly fading tan head leaving no lacing. Aroma is intense and well rounded with bourbon, molasses, vanilla, dried fruits (figs, dates, plums), malt, mild spiciness, mild boozy presence... really complex. Taste is moderately sweet with loads of flavors again, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, dried fruits, mild spiciness, moderate boozy presence, oak and hints of tobacco. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Liquorous and a bit oily mouthfeel. Dried fruits finish with a well dosed alcohol warmth. Easy drinking, I easily drank the whole bottle by myself and probably a tad too fast. Really complex but also super well balanced. One of the best barrel-aged Barley Wine I have ever had. The age isn’t showing, or at least not in a bad way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. A- Bourbon, black cherries, oak, dates. A- Mahogany color, hazy liquid with lots of sediment, off white head. T- Bourbon, oak, dark cherries, dark fruits. P- Medium full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Hate all the sediment in here but hey. The aging in oak barrels surprisingly didn’t create a boozy mess. The bourbon and oak are present but soft enough that the other notes come through. While I don’t like the looks of it, I did enjoy the taste of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (913) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bärnstensfärgad. Doft av katrinplommon och knäck. Bra fyllig smak åt portvinshållet. Smörkola. Söt

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