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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,005 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,005
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 192
Gots: 373 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004

A bourbon barrel-aged English-style Barleywine.
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Photo of GreenMind
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhody1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophead81
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite barrel aged beers

Photo of Sanderson
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 510a
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NJB145
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psupunk
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lot of alcohol burn on this. Will age a few and see how they are next year.

Photo of Pwbres
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meehandennis
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikesnoHSL
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of predikit
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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

Photo of rspauldi
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of king75
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of kguard
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.9/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ConradKenney
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of cheah
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
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.

Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,005 ratings.