Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Hazy dark red-brown with one-finger, off-white, fizzy head that lasted less than a minute. Not much lacing.
S: Cherries, vanilla, bananas, alcohol, oak.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Cherries, vanilla, bananas, alcohol, oak - exactly like the nose.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Slightly dry, and warm going down.
O: This is a good beer, but I wonder if it isn't a bit overrated. Still, another a good high-ABV beer from Weyerbacher.
02-17-2013 03:01:11 | More by SolipsismalCat
4.04/5 rDev -3.1%
12oz into a pint
A- Pours a deep orange color. Clearly bottle conditioned, lots of yeast leftover. Very bubbly and thick looking. Pearly white head.
S- Deep dark fruit smell, sugary and sweet. Little hop is detected, citrus. The currants really drive the ship.
T - Starts off lightly sweet, smooth -but then the big bomb of cherries and grapes come in. Very earthy, not overly sweet. Hopping is restrained, but the beer has a bitter balance. Finishes with a sticky sweetness.
M - Sticky, big. Lots of sugars. Some alcohol warmth, but not to the level of 11.1%.
O/D - An interestingly huge beer. Not sure I get any of the barrel aging. Very filling. Not all that easy drinking, obviously a sipper.
02-16-2013 01:32:36 | More by katan
4.19/5 rDev +0.5%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Reddish copper with 1 finger of head that is quickly reduced to nothing. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.
Bourbon sweetness, caramel candies, booze, toffee, banana peel, candy sugar and hints of butterscotch. The booze covers most of the aroma, however it is quite pleasant.
Surprisingly not as boozy as the nose lets on. Smooth notes of bourbon, caramel hard candies, raisin and banana bread. Notes of toffee, candy sugars, butterscotch and fig. Tiny hints of cherry, concord grape and vanilla. Some alcohol lingers.
Medium-full bodied, smooth, oily, slick and warming.
I forgot how good this stuff is. Smooth and decadent with the flavors melding together in perfect harmony. At $4/bottle, you're not going to find a better value on a Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine. Thank you, Weyerbacher!
02-15-2013 17:42:18 | More by justintcoons
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from a 12 oz. 2012 vintage bottle into a Weyerbacher branded tulip glass
Pours a maple syrup brown amber accented with golden hues. Two finger cream colored head that dissipates slowly and reduces to a foam ring. No lacing. Pleasant aroma of golden raisins, rich dates, toasted oak, vanilla, toffee, and balanced bourbon notes. Golden raisins, ripe plums, vanilla, dates and hints of fig, and finally caramel. Hints of toffee and almond and a bit of appleskin midpalate. Finishes with pleasant oakiness and vanilla and some bourbon. For 11% abv, the alcohol is very well integrated. Full bodied, syrupy and smooth, yet moderately carbonated. One of the better barrel-aged barelywines produced. This brew is a definitely one to add to the bucket list.
02-15-2013 06:09:38 | More by chanokokoro
Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,856 ratings.