Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,968 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,968
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 188
Gots: 356 | FT: 16
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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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark burnt orange, with insubstantial head that maintained a surface presence for a long time.

Smells like ripened fruit, fig, dates, banana peel.

Taste is not to my liking. The alcohol bursts forth unrestrained with a bit of a menthol, strong oak flavors. Toffee and cream, vanilla. This is very complex but just does not agree with me. I've never been one to consider a drain pour, but this is awfully close. Though I tried a subsequent bottle after letting it warm up. It lost a lot of the flavor spread but it made drinking it a lot more bearable.

Medium body, low carbonation. Finishes with alcohol and vanilla/oak combo.

Overall I wouldn't go near this again.

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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -6%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a deep reddish orange with a thin head that trails the glass. The smell has a bit of alcohol in it with some sweet fruits such as plum coming through on the nose. The taste was quite nice with vanilla and alcohol burn in the beginning before mellowing out. Not bad but a bit too abrasive for me.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.24/5  rDev -46%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bold reddish copper color, cast with a haze so thick it makes the beer almost opaque. A short head of off-white, fading quickly, but with extensive lacing.

S - Strong notes of alcohol and wood, underpinned with a subtle note of corruption. It is subtle, though, and mostly the nose is consistent with a barrel.

T - Following the nose, the primary hit is of bourbon and wood, char and oak. Like the nose, there are off notes, in this case metallic in nature, but these are again subtle. A bit of a sour note on the close.

M - Moderate to low carbonation and high alcohol. The burn keeps the sweeter elements from becoming too cloying.

O - The elements here seem to be interesting enough, but small flaws keep this from being something I wholly endorse. I think there are a lot of good qualities, the oak and bourbon notes are full and delicious, but the end result is not harmonious.

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Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,968 ratings.