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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,689 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 1689
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%


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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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearence: Pours a stunning dark amber with a creamy, fomay beige head.

Smell: The smell is incredibly woody with a phenomenal malt balance.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Holy shit. This is what I call beer. The oak aging did such a wonderful job with an already wonderful beer. The original Blither Idiot flavor is present, but much mellower and more balanced, with the giant oak flavor adding so much to the beer. The mouthfeel is wonderfully rich and creamy. This is one of the smoothest, most balanced tasting beers I've ever had.

Drinkability and Overall: Brilliant. I'm so proud of Weyerbacher for making such a fabulous brew. The richest and creamiest barleywine around. The balance achieved is so perfect it makes one fumble in and out of insanity as they drink this beer. The reason it's called Insanity is obvious to me: This beer is so wonderful, it damn near drives you insane.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2005 05:28:49 | More by santoslhalper
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BONZAI!!! HERE is a beer to knock your socks off.

This one poured out a rich reddish amber color with a four finger creamy tan head.

The aroma was masterful... rich malt to the fore, with a slight fruitiness, and hints of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Not too much in the way of hops. VERY different from ordinary Blithering Idiot.

The taste was enormously complex... rich burnt malts, oak, tannins, vanilla, bourbon... all VERY smooth and easily drinkable, with a noticeable alcohol warmth.

This stuff was damn incredible. I loved it. A bit pricey to be a regular beer, but for special occasions, it's perfect. F'ing-A perfect.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2005 03:10:08 | More by connecticutpoet
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AlexJ

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer hits straight 5's across the board.

Softly poured into my Delirium goblet, this precious brew reveals itself to be deep cinnamon brown with a lovely garnet cast. A dense light brown head of tiny bubbles retains well and leaves a few patches of lace.

The nose rises to greet me with it's tale of bourbon soaked fruit, caramel complexity, creamy vanilla and oak, soft fragrent hops, subtle spice, molasses drizzled fruitcake, and candied citrus peel. Heady and intense, mouth watering. I'm in.

Hits every point on flavor. Luscious creamy caramel malts, bourbon soaked fruit, lightly scorched vanilla creme brule, brown sugar cookies, lightly floral hops, cinnamon dusted custard, and so much more. Perfectly balanced. The subtlety of the hops allows the bourbon and malt character to take center stage. No trace of the 11.1% ABV, except for the warming in my belly and the smile on my face. Perfect.

Body is just shy of being quite large. Soft, pinpoint carbonation lends to a utterly smooth and creamy texture. Fantastically drinkable. It's one of those rare beers that makes me say Mmmmm, with every sip. Oh, and i have a whole case of this. I've been blessed by the beer gods today.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2005 18:03:51 | More by AlexJ
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Hop2it

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good head, frothy off-white. Very cloudy brown body and active carbonation lining the side of the glass. Malty-toasted sweet smell. Pleasant touch of vanilla.

Very alive with flavor! Wow. Like a smoothy. The alcohol is certianly present in every corner of my happy mouth. After a few sips the initial rush mellows out and dark fruit step up. Finally on an exhale I sense the gentle quaff of bourbon. I cannot explain the joy in knowing that a completely new taste appears several seconds after the sip is over.

***Aging note: I first reviewed Insanity 7 months ago and my impression was left thinking it was two beers hidden in one. The flavors were all over the place: fruits one minute, roasted malts the next; no alcohol at first, then it was overpowering.

- I taste all of that now, but in one solid package!! It's like watching a power-hitter start batting for average to become a Triple Crown winner.

Did I mention how great this looks?! The 22oz bomber makes two pours possible, and the second is even darker and creamier than the first.

I cannot wait to review the other bottle aging in my fridge in a few months.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2005 03:52:34 | More by Hop2it
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blackbearywheat

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz.bomber into a tulip style gobblet

I love everything about this one it is my absolute favorite. I just bought 7 bottles of this one for it is a seasonal and is now out of stock!

Taste hints of vanilla,mapley bourbon malt sweetness. Love the smell and taste this one you need to let sit a little bit so you can get the true taste out of it. Only need one of these a night high alcohol 11.1%, which amazingly is very easily drinkable! I recomend every ale or barleywine drinker to try this one! I give this one a A++

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 03:14:35 | More by blackbearywheat
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap, but it might as well have been cask or nitro.

The head - a fat, two-finger width and built like Cool Whip. This sat on top of what appears to be pureed mahogany. Dense and pulpy and a citrusy, sanguine shade. Quite a stark visual contrast from on top to bottom. Very attractive and un-beer like.

One of the most fantastic aromas ever committed to a brew. Amazing. Coconut, vanilla, and fresh-cut oak - in Technicolor. All veil the scent of barleywine hiding underneath. In fact, I completely forgot this was a barleywine beforehand, honest - thus adding to my surprise and delight when the lightbulb flicked on.

My god does this not go down like a creamy beer smoothie. Despite the fact that the head sports a creamy, nitro-tap-esque feel, the flavor is not compromised. When you sip this beast, it comes forth in layers - first, a dollop of sweet cream, followed by a warm fruity rush of the barley nectar. The consistency of the liquid is, for lack of a better comparison, similar to apple cider.

This is my ideal of what a dessert beer could or should be because, well, it tastes like bloody dessert. F'n stellar.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2010 01:57:23 | More by Bouleboubier
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ThunderEagle

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my all time favorite beers. Smooth, rich ,full flavor, with a hint of cherry and no bitter aftertaste. Fell in love with it on tap 1 year ago, and bought a case of it to enjoy the year round.

The only downside is that it is a limited brewing and only available for a VERY short time.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 17:10:50 | More by ThunderEagle
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - brown with nice 2 finger head which settled down, limited lacing

S - Great smell - sweet bubble bum with alcohol and vanilla

T - spectacular! great barrel taste with some vanilla, limited hoppiness for an ale but that's ok for an 11% abv, a fact that came through very clearly

M - heavy and thick, awesome

O - frigging great - the type of beer that you usually can only taste at a beer festival - so thankful they bottled this!!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 01:54:01 | More by hopley
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kinglouix

Florida

4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was slightly reluctant to order this because some of the high alcohol weyerbacher products tend to be overwhelming with the alcohol being the predominant flavor. Quite frankly this was the best barley wine I have ever had. The vanilla smooths over the bourban and the fuses with the other flavors to create Barley Wine bliss. This is the best Weyerbacher product I have ever tasted and would recommend this product to any beer, wine or bourban drinker. Can't wait to seek this out in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2009 01:46:52 | More by kinglouix
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leantom

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer with lofty expectations. You see, I had drank the base beer for Insanity (i.e., Blithering Idiot) previously and, having enjoyed it, decided to give its bourbon-aged successor a try. Here goes:

A: The beer gives off a reddish-brown hue in the presence of light. It looks very nice, actually. Depending on how you pour the beer, it also produces a large, thick head. It's a beautiful color overall. My only problem with it was that it appeared to contain some solid particles floating in the solution.

S: Again, very nice. I detect the presence of black cherries, oak, vanilla and caramel. The oak and vanilla were imparted from the bourbon-barrel aging.

T: Wow! Delicious! It's much better than the Blithering Idiot. The vanilla and oak work wonders on the taste. Rather than mask the beer's taste, like in other bourbon-barrel aged beers, the imparted vanilla and oak compliment the beer perfectly. And I mean perfectly. It's like a large hole in the Blithering Idiot (i.e., the base beer) was filled by being aged in bourbon barrels. Other flavors include toffee, caramel and black cherries, but the last of these three predominates.

M: Nice and thick. I had it warm and really enjoyed it. You want to drink beers of this style warm so you don't miss out on any of the flavors.

O: I love it. Extremely good beer. Get it before the stores run out.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 05:25:36 | More by leantom
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gkatsoris


4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Clear golden/brown. No head. Silky.

S: Delicious! Cherry bourbon. Vanilla, Wood. Dried cherry. Raisins. Honey. Man this smells delicious.

T: Cherry bourbon. Raisins. Vanilla. Honey. Finishes malty.

M: Starts thick, and some what chewy, then ends up thin. Leaves a coat in the whole mouth, not just the tongue.

O: A big beer that I could drink all night!!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 00:35:52 | More by gkatsoris
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asabreed

New York

4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was so excited about finding that that I bought two bottles just on that general principle. The hype has been high, and though some Weyerbacher stuff I liked, much of it I didn't think was the most superb in each respective category. Insanity, however, is absolutely gorgeous in every way, and I may just buy out any bottles I can find of this stuff. 22 oz. bomber into a wine glass.

Appearance: Nice white head that sticks pretty solidly to the top, foaming and slowly dissipating. A great mix of hazy amber, orange, and yellow colors, with bubbles sluggishly making their way to breathe at the beginning of the foam.

Smell: Holy good God. Absolutely perfect and insanely complex. I'm just going to give a run down upon breathing it in: caramel, sugars, fruit, toffee, pineapple, plum, raisin, oak, vanilla, slight bourbon, slight rum, butter, frosting, slight yeast, bread and nuts. The complexity is interminable. I can't say enough.

Taste: How could the taste come close to the aromas? I'm seriously asking myself that now. The vanilla flavors and woodiness are up front, sliding into a balance of tons of different fruit and malt qualities (in addition to a creamy sweetness akin to cake icing, which I've never encountered in a beer), and finally settling into the slightest and most subtle form of hop bitterness. The aftertaste is simply stellar also. I can't believe how amazing this is.

Mouthfeel: Perfect again. Silky, smooth, creamy, The carbonation is medium to high, but somehow is perfect and settles down very well, going extremely well with the other qualities of the flavors, allowing them to blossom into the fullest potential.

Drinkability: You'd simply be a fool to not savor this for as long as possible. If the ABV were lower this may be the beer that the gods would drink. Simply amazing.

Thank you, Weyerbacher. If this somehow doesn't become a staple I'm going to be very sad. I may spend the rest of the money in my bank account now on getting bottles just to have them. I believe this is the staple all barley wines should be trying to match. Not only that, but from most of the barley wines I've tried, the "greenness" factor is a huge variable. But with this young guy, it doesn't even matter, and it's perfect now. That, to me, means that if this gets better as it gets older, I'm in for a very tangible and effulgent form of pure perfection.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2005 03:56:27 | More by asabreed
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ITK4ever

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my new favorites. This is Blithering Idiot on 'roids. Rich browm color and strong nose. You can pick up the oak aging in the nose. Taste is fruity, malty, hoppy...each coming and going in an instant and gets better as it gets warmer. I buy this to give as a gift as the label is a hoot, and I drink it on special occasions. Fantastic product, Weyerbacher. You've earned another fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2005 17:26:13 | More by ITK4ever
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nobjon

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i got a growler of this lovely dark nectar at the brewery which i toured tghis weekend... good dark syrup,, i call it blithering idiot heavy/ i actually like blithering idiot better, not so heavy, and even better and cheaper is old horizontal from victory.. as for the tour,, if you dont live in easton pa SKIP this brew tour?%%><@ terrible tour, good beer! i liken the tour to going into a cold garage and looking at 6 steel tanks and a conveyor with a makeshift bar where they give you teaspoon testers. but the beer is cheaper, 12-3 saturdays

Serving type: growler

03-28-2011 13:47:04 | More by nobjon
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orfeu

New Mexico

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a 22 oz. bomber into an oversized wine glass/goblet. Brown ruby color with moderate, dense tan head. The nose is all bourbon soaked dates, toffee malts and astringent hops. The taste is....goddam heavenly. Is this what aging in oak bourbon barrels does? As my friend said when she tasted it, "This is what I want beer to taste like all the time." Almost overwhelmingly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol warms up from the belly all the way to the sinus. Sheer beauty in a bottle. Excellent, excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2005 23:53:21 | More by orfeu
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mentor

Colorado

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by crosling at a small BA gathering he hosted. IMO, this beer was the champion of the evening. Wow. Dusting of head over a rich red-brownish liquid. Smells piercing alcohol and bourbon oak. Sherry soaked deep dark raisins. Taste is wonderful. Well blended and smooth. Wet sweet caramel tossed with sour brandy bourbon. Noticable oak that's carried by re-assuring dark fruit and a playful vanilla. What's that fruit...raisin is too 'cheap' of a description. Darker and a more stable and filling flavor. Thick mouthfeel clings to the tongue allowing the enjoyment to persist. This beer is really amazing. I'm happy to be sitting on a year old bottle in my basement.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2005 05:46:48 | More by mentor
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - rather hazy on the pour, a muddy reddish brown color. The head foams up very thick and dense, creating a plug atop the beer. Thick, clumpy lacing is left behind as it ever so slowly yields its hold and thins down.

Aroma - a light, almost floral bourbon bouquet. Some soy notes in there, obvious oak influence, elegant.

Taste - what a flavor. Like Kahlua, whiskey and coffee mixed together. Insanely delicious is what it is. A heavy alcohol feel is all over this, but the intensity of flavor is such that the burn in understated. Some hops are present on the swallow but they are too weak in comparison to be a factor. Finishes warm from mouth to belly.

Mouthfeel - I picked up the incredible mouthfeel before the first taste registered. Extremely smooth, heavier than normal, and very subdued carbonation.

Drinkability - when I first started getting interested in better beers, I sought out the higher alcohol ones, thinking I'd experience the other end of the spectrum in the beer universe by doing so. I know now that that is no guaranteed way of proceeding, but where some high abv creations came across solely as an attempt to punish the palate and sensibilities, this is the kind of beer I envisioned - rich, intensely flavorful, memorable.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 17:02:08 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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EStreet20

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber bottle poured into a fairly large snifter glass. Served at about cellar temp.

A - A nice hard pour yields a gorgeous red color with a nice two finger sized head. The head has great retention. Only when held directly to light can you see some tiny bubbles in the beer as well as some floating particles, I assume to be yeast unless it's wood from the barrels?

S - Has a smell of some dark fruits with a great vanilla character as well as a bit of caramel coming through. Alcohol notes come through as well. A great sniffer.

T - A ton of vanilla flavor busting through a plethora of fruity tastes on the palate. A subtle smoky flavor is present as well. The barrel aging has really turned this into a mellow and pleasant tasting beer for a barleywine, but the alcohol presence definitely reminds you of what you're drinking.

M - An excellent smooth, lightly carbonated feel that is great for the style.

D - What a flavor rush, you def want more. Some new craft drinkers will definitely be scared by nearly any beer of this style but big beer fans are in for a treat.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 01:01:19 | More by EStreet20
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle received in the No BS BIF Beta from HimerMan.

Poured in a Rapscallion glass, formed a 1/4" beige head over the totally cloudy reddish orange brew. Head is quickly down to a layer of tiny swirly bubbles, with tiny bubbles of lace spread around the perimeter of the glass. Aroma starts with oak-induced vanilla malt sweetness, which gives way to alcohol warmth and an almost evaporation in the back of the mouth. Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth, almost as if it doesn't need physical swallowing, it will just disappear on its own. But the warmth down the throat reminds you it really was there. Drinkability is WAY too nice and easy for the abv punch it packs. Reminds me I should get this more often.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 01:45:11 | More by ppoitras
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StrangeBrewer76

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours copper brown and hazy into a tulip with a uniform bubble of medium to small sized head about 2 fingers that fades back in due time leaving a nice continuous foamy lacing.

I smell licorice, banana bread and earth. Very root, dirt smell. Intriguing. Second smell, I get a fruit like cherry or a berry.

Tastes of banana bread and brown sugar with a little of the oak wood. Yowza! This is good. Alcohol burn as an afterthought only helps my impression.

Mouthfeel could not be improved. Creamy, smooth and easy with just a minor bite at the end to remind you that this is not a milk. Outstanding.

Drinkability - yes. More please.

I will buy this again whenever I see it and also look into more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 20:01:56 | More by StrangeBrewer76
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ive had this beer a lot but never reviewed it. This is a cellar temp 12 oz bottle of about 3.5 years in the cellar. Pouring into a snifter the beer pours a deep chestnut hue with many yeast chunkies suspended. oThin wispy amount of cream colored head foams up and recedes to a very faint edge layer. Aroma is deep caramel malt, dark fruits(plums and raisin), some bourbon and still a little fusol alcohol warmth. Hints of brown sugar and toffee mix in on the second sniff.
First sip reveals a velvety smooth body and fine yet still tingly carbonation. The brew leaves a sticky residue on my lips and coats my palate on each swallow. Fairly thick chewy body, not a lunchtime brew, this one says night time only on each sip.
The flavor is all malt with toffee, brown sugar, sweet caramel malt, very sticky, maybe molasses in there too,no hops and not any oak to detect, the alcohol is faint and not nearly as warm as the nose advertised. This is a great beer! I must get more, let some sit you wont be disappointed!!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 01:12:33 | More by sulldaddy
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review number 100! Ok, no big deal compared to the guru's here but I saved a special one for this. I love this beer and put one back.
Poured into a DFH snifter.
appearance: Dark crimson. This beauty looks like a nice tawny prot but with a head. Nice creamy head that doesn't recede fully despite the abv.
smell: mmmm...that deep buttery, dark fruit redolence that only a near perfect barleywine or strong ale can have.
taste: oh yeah. All that the nose advertises and surprisingly mellow.
mouthfeel: tick, creamy, decadent.
drinkability: Amazingly smooth.
This is an oak aged version of Blithering Idiot. That's a nice beer, but I'm not sure what can happen in those oak casks. This is a different beer completely.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 22:40:33 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Boodoggy

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle 2 6oz pours into Lost Abbey Tulip.

A: A warming dark amber hue. No head. A ring of minimal lacing. Appears almost whiskey like.

S: Yes this is what I was looking for. Sweet malted over a barrell. Oak is present and dances with the malt as the alcohol runs up behind. Toffee, caramel and fresh homemade bread are linging in the background. This smells great.

T:Oaky, sweet, malt with a slow roasting. It is good. The barrell plays nicely with the malt and the hops backs it up as the caramel enters. Great balance for this style. Holding it longer on the tongue bourbon flavors come out strong, in a good way. A little warmth allows more flavors to come out.

M: As expected of a barrell aged brew. Low carbination allows the flavors to dance, heavy and playful.

D: Slow and steady I want to enjoy this and drink more of it. The alcohol base is there and plays nicely. Definitely a sipper, great on a cold winters night. If you like the style seek this out. I bought a four pack and will be buying more!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 01:42:48 | More by Boodoggy
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soulfly967

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a great dark reddish amber with an off white head that fell to a film after a few minutes and left some lacing, but not much. The smell was of oak, burbon, and a beautiful fruity sweetness, the alcohol is masked nicely. The taste started off fruity and caramel sweetness , then moved into a vanilla and whiskey flavor, and finished with a smooth touch of alcohol and oak. Acutally, there was a touch of oak across the entire taste experience. The mouthfeel was smooth as slik, perfectly carbonated and had excellent body. WOW! This is one bad ass beer! I will be looking for this again REALLY soon!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2004 03:59:28 | More by soulfly967
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Weyerbacher Insanity
22 oz brown bottle
Served in an Allagash tulip glass

* Superbowl Sunday - XLI *

Pours a murky brown with a mountainous head. Fluffy trails of sticky lace decorate the glassware. Magnificent trails of puffy lace provide a roadmap.

Whiffs of bittersweet bourbon flair, wooden oak, sweet sugars and coconut.

Juicy malt backbone that yields to a heavy brown sugar punch. A distinctive flavor of oak, vanilla, sugar and shredded coconut. There is no mistaking the oak barrel taste, but what I really like is how mellow and complex the flavors are. Major malt presence with a caramel and toffee pleasure.

A high octane, super smooth barleywine with a depth of complexity. Awesome.

Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 23:37:00 | More by Hibernator
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93 out of 100 based on 1,689 ratings.