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RATINGS: 1065   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Insanity, 11.1% ABV, is made by aging our Blithering Idiot Barleywine Ale in whiskey barrels. The barrel aging imparts an additional level of complexity to an already intense malt profile by adding a combination of vanilla, oak and whiskey notes.

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4.2
Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
12 oz bottle poured a clear apricot with a small amber head. Aromas of apricots, light bourbon, and oak. Palate was medium bodied and slightly dry. Flavors of light bourbon, apricots,vanilla and carmel with a dry mildly sweet finish.

4.4
adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 5, 2005
2004 bomber. Pours a dark amber brown color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is consistent with bourbon, whiskey,vanilla, freshly cut wood and alcohol. Whiskey and bourbon are dominant in the flavor as well as hints of vanilla, malt, caramel and wood. Excellent !! one of the best from Weyerbacher.

3.8
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2005
10/31/05 - Pours a beautiful hazy brown orange with a thin white head. Smells like apricot, other fruits and whiskey. Complexities follow into the flavor with its dark malt overtones. There are also hints of whiskey and alcohol. It is reasonably smooth, and is warming due to the high alcohol content.

4.3
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 There were some very complex flavors in this drink. Poured dark cherry colored and the head was a light tan color and lasted a very long time. And the lines from others about the alcohol warmth is completely true.

4.4
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Smoky,peat,whiskey on the nose. Deep cherry brown in color with great head. Champagne bubbles. Nice and velvety, with bourbon, molassas, vanilla and decent oak on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a good alcohol warmth. This is an impressive beer!

4.5
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Smells like hoppy bourbon. Perhaps a perfect aroma. Hazy, brown, cider color, full head, good lacing. Sweet, very oaty, almost cherry-like. Man, it smells fantastic.

4.2
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle poured a murky caramel with a nice thick head. Sweet malty, yeast and alcohol aroma. Sweet, ripe fruit and caramel flavor with a sweet, clean finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great beer.

3.3
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2005
If you want a beer that feels like drinking whiskey this is for you. Alcohol whiskey aromas stand out thoughout the beer. Murky brown body with tan head and some lacing. Has a mild sweet flavor. But the alcohol pressence may be overwhelming if not use to haveing this type of brew. Flavor warms the body so this would make a good winter brew I would think. Little harsh a=on the palate. A big brew for a big man is what this amounts to, insane is right.

4
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Big thanks to chilehead for sharing this bottle. Very nice reddish pour with a substantial head (big for a BW). Aroma is sweet, cherries and alcohol. Quite sweet but very smooth, cherry is somewhat dominant, oak rounds out the balance. Reminds one of a manhatten cocktail, but certainly not in a bad way. Good stuff.

3.9
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle, ruddy copper and hazy pour. Big oaked aroma, malty and bready, and a touch of vanilla. Toasty malt flavors and bready, with more oak characteristics here too along with bourbon and sweet caramel. Alcohol is present in both aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable beer for me.


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