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RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Pourd a deep copper color with a paper thin white head. A quick sniff of this beer yields a sweet sugary bourbon aroma. Already my mouth was watering. Initial sip was a little hot from the Bourbon. this gave way to a big bodied malty sweet barly wine. Good flavors of vinous malts and hops. The balance of bourbon to beer was better achieved in this beer compared to Impy Stout.


3.4
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2017
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. 2016 vintage. The pour is a dirty ruby brown with a thin light tan ring of head and a spot of lace as it hangs around. The aroma is really strong. There is a big alcohol right up front with a sweeter malt and a light caramel. Not a lot going on, but it's interesting. The flavor is much of the same. Watery caramel and a strong malt with a heavy alcohol. There is a toffee sweetness to it that balances out well. The mouth feel is sharp and medium bodied with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly bitter toffee malt and alcohol lingering on. This is still hot as hell. Damn. 6 4 6 4 14

2.2
2OLD4BS (5) - west windsor, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2017 does not count
This beer is too strong for my taste. Too much bourbon alcohol dominates and does not allow the rest of the beer to come through. There is taste of dark fruits and figs in the background. But the alcohol suppresses and overwhelms the other ingredients. Too bad!

4
Franckg (1780) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Bouteille datée du 09/11/2015, bue après 21 mois. Robe rougeâtre légèrement trouble avec un mince voile de mousse. Arômes de petits fruits confits, vanille boisée, sucre d’orge, figue caramélisée, bourbon soyeux, légères effluves d’alcool doux, compote de pomme chaude saupoudrée de cannelle. En bouche, entrée sur le sucre d’orge, bourbon vanillé et le bois. Ensuite, baies confites, figue et léger caramel se joignent aux autres pour former une pluie de saveurs. L’alcool arrive ensuite et amenuise ceux-ci pour prendre lui-même plus de place. Ça devient un peu épicé avec traces citronnées et de bois sec. Légère astringence au palais. Texture huileuse et un peu légère pour le style, corps moyen à rond. Une belle variante de la Blithering Idiot. Malheureusement l’alcool prend trop de place et rend l’expérience moins intéressante.

3.9
EvanFriend (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, a bit of a leathery, farmy smell, and some cigar tobacco at the back of it. Delicious.

3.7
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Aroma caramel, raisin, vanilla, woody, Appearance brown, hazy, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate full body, thick feel, Over after almost 2 years this beer has smoothed out a lot. A thick mouth feel with lots of dark fruits in the taste. The alcohol is more of a warming feel. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.6
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle thanks to Bill. Pours golden amber will that no head. Cardboard, peat smoke, dried plum. No carbonation. Light body

0.8
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
I am not a whiskey drinker, so this was repulsive to me. One drink and I had to pour the rest down the drain. Unsure which is the worst - this or Sunday Morning Stout. Both I would most likely vomit if I tried to drink the entire bottle.

3.7
SG111 (1931) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Ta bien at Clubhouse BFD. Pours murky dusty copper. Small ring of off white head. Aroma is cherry, raisin, fig, minimal bourbon, little boozy, vanilla, toffee. Flavor is sticky sweet cherry, sweet dark fruits, raisin, plum, boozy burn, little bourbon, kinda bitter finish. Sweet up front. It’s fine.

3.5
jflopsu (1659) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Pours a dark brown / ruby red. A strong prune and caramel malt aroma like a quad. A sweet taste of dark fruit, prunes, caramel, malts and some spices. A lingering dark fruit and caramel malt aftertaste.

4.6
tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: caramel, woody, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits Appearance: clear amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty


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