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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Deep burnt mahogany color with a moderate creamy head. Oaky vinous aroma with tones of dark fruit. Rich flavor with lightly sweet malt, a good amount of oak and tones of fig. A rich finish with an alcohol presence and vanilla oaky tones.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1482) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (992) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (623) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2017
strong malty with oak aromas. dark red in color with light head. taste is malty, oaky, with hints of raison, plum, and vanilla.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beern (59) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Pours dark brown-gold opaque with a light tan head and a mild aroma of barley & oak. Tastes of salt & viscous bourbon upfront with a very mild finish of oak, whiskey and a little alcohol. Its slightly sweet with a full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2689) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy reddish brown with medium foamy beige head, woodsy aroma with alcohol in the background. high carbonation, sweetish roasted woodsy taste, alcohol undertones, thin body, longish medium bitter finish with sticky sweet ending. Potent and a bit to sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6654) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Backlog, Bottle in 2012, Pours a amber red color with smaller head and average lacing on the inner glass. Notes are sweet with vanilla bean, grape and pear, raisin, and bourbon whiskey. Really warming in the upper chest and belly. A great sipper

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdhelman64 (2) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2016 does not count
Pours murky and copper in color. Smells of raisins and light boozy. Tastes like booze and caramel. Very solid bourbon flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1667) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle shared with Gus. Aroma is booze, bourbon barrel, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, maybe some light hops. Appearance is caramel brown, light tan head, mostly clear. Taste is caramel, barrel, bourbon, booze, toffee, dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, caramel booze aftertaste. Overall, a lot smoother than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours an iced tea brown with a thin off white ring. Light aroma of caramel and toffee. Medium body with some lacing. Very BOLD malty caramel taste with a full mouth feel and hints of oak flavor. BIG alcohol warmth without being harsh. Smooth finish with a nice lingering aftertaste. Solid.


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