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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,856 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,856
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 173
Gots: 342 | 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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2013 04:06:42 | More by stephenjmoore
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

02-17-2013 21:26:09 | More by UNCCTDawg
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-17-2013 03:51:59 | More by chim52chim
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

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
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-16-2013 19:44:46 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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lokieman

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-16-2013 05:08:14 | More by lokieman
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-16-2013 02:43:15 | More by NYR_Rob
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katan

Colorado

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
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-16-2013 00:33:55 | More by Brushkanna
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Reddish copper with 1 finger of head that is quickly reduced to nothing. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
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.

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, smooth, oily, slick and warming.

Overall
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
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chanokokoro

Illinois

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
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-14-2013 20:18:32 | More by mctizzz
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cyrushire

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

02-13-2013 18:44:37 | More by cyrushire
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-13-2013 16:16:05 | More by swetsastonic
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33redskins33

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-11-2013 04:11:26 | More by 33redskins33
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-11-2013 01:23:25 | More by comfortablynirm
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-10-2013 04:57:12 | More by tobelerone
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-09-2013 00:06:08 | More by gavjamhawk
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

02-08-2013 12:42:16 | More by dvmin98
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fatlabrats

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-07-2013 15:36:34 | More by fatlabrats
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Nocontrol1977

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-06-2013 03:05:50 | More by Nocontrol1977
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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MrVonzipper

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-05-2013 03:28:08 | More by MrVonzipper
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jkrug5

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-04-2013 00:12:28 | More by jkrug5
Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,856 ratings.