Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bomber with no freshness date.
A- Very nice lacing effect on the glass, hazed reddish amber.
S- Head aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel, alcohol ... mildly solvent and fusel oil from the barrel.
T&M- 11.1% abv where? Oh ...wait a minute, here it comes. There it is, that warming alcohol laced with fusel oil from the barrel. Wood flavor is snappy with a richly dense maltiness underneath. Mellow hoppiness, lots of malt sweetness which is balanced by the slow but steady alcohol, bourbon, and wood.
D- I slapped this beer at some good funky Stilton cheese ... wow, what a pairing. A sipping beer for sure, if you love bourbon barrel laced beers then this one is a must.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2006 01:52:10 | More by Jason
4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hmm a Barleywine aged in bourbon wood.
Slightly hazy brown with bright orange and ruby hues, crowned with a tan cream head that settles into a thin ringed lace.
Surprisingly subtle in the aroma, not as big as I expected. Raw hop leaf and wood aromas, some alcohol spice, and a soft fruity / malty sweetness. Light fruity esters and fusels hit the eyes, watering them slightly, and reminding you that this is not a beer to be underestimated.
Full and even in the body. Flavors are deeply complex, with plenty of bourbon nuances. Raw leaf, chocolate powder, aggressive spicy alcohol, burnt caramel, sugary sweet backbone, deep vanilla, oaky wood, dark juicy ripe fruits, slight vinous port-like character beneath, some chalkiness on the palate, and a touch of date sugar.
Recommendation: allow to warm to room temperature and enjoy in a wide-bowled snifter. This will allow all of the malt and wood complexities to really pull through, as well as enhance the alcohol presence.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2005 02:34:01 | More by Todd
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Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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