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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,819 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 174
Gots: 325 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A bourbon barrel-aged English-style Barleywine.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004)
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WanderingFool

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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of Blithering Idiot so when I found some Insanity (BI aged in an oak cask) I grabbed the first bottle I could reach. This beer pours a hazy dark copper color with a foamy white head on top. The foam dissolves to a thin ring around the surface leaving some spots of lace behind.

The oaky aroma has some hints of vanilla and caramel malt mixed in. Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth with a mild tingle of carbonation on the palate. The flavor is a strong combination of oak and vanilla. As the beer warms some caramel malt and hints of cherry and alcohol mix in. It finishes with a sweet malty flavor and alcohol mix.

I really enjoyed the vanilla flavor in this beer. It's a bit unusual and balanced the oaky notes. I've got to get another bottle soon and add it to my cellar to see how it ages. I think it will smooth out nicely and ease some of the alcohol notes.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2005 21:56:28 | More by WanderingFool
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Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.