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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,828 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,828
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 175
Gots: 328 | FT: 15
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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gr0g

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Relatively fresh bottle, dated 12/17/2013. Pours reddish-brown (or mahogany, if you like), clear, with a short head of fine bubbles. Some spotty lacing. Aroma is packed with sugary malt character Bourbon-barrel character. Lots of vanilla and oak, with toffee and candy apple to lesser extent. A noticeable fusel alcohol note is the only knock against it.

Barrel aging adds great complexity to the flavor, with Bourbon, vanilla, and woodiness complementing but not overpowering. Plenty of malt sugars come through, but the sweetness is held in check and doesn't become cloying. Soft carbonation complements the flavor nicely, and the texture has appropriate heft and stickiness. "Drinkability" is good for a Barleywine this potent.

A damn good offering from Weyerbacher and certainly worth seeking out. At $15-16 for a 4-pack, the price per fluid ounce is quite good for a quality barrel-aged ale. While it's no Sucaba or BCBBW, it's a rather fine substitute.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 01:56:00 | More by gr0g
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Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.