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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,813 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,813
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 173
Gots: 326 | 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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marvin213

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-16-2012 20:40:31 | More by marvin213
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-15-2012 00:40:02 | More by jbaker67
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smonice

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-13-2012 20:13:20 | More by smonice
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legend8706

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-12-2012 13:47:12 | More by legend8706
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DocJitsu

California

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy cider-amber color with no head at all. There are some cola type carbonation bubbles that migrate from the bottom of the glass to the surface of the beer, but once that fades, which is very quickly, this looks like a glass of ice tea. Vanilla, toffee, and some tart non-citrus fruit on the nose. Mouthfeel is pretty full and wet with a little carbonation sting on the back and edges of the tongue. I'm not sure I'd want much more carbonation than that with this beer. It warms your mouth right up. There's some tart cherry, some vanilla, and some sweet, buttery toffee. The flavors fade before the alcohol evaporates, so there's a bit of an off-putting alcohol flavor that lingers. It's a pretty good beer overall. It's appearance is a trip though.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:19:56 | More by DocJitsu
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Circleo12

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-07-2012 03:54:23 | More by Circleo12
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DRyan

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears to have been bottled 1/4/12
Poured in a pint (not the best glass, but I'm too lazy to clean a tulip right now, so that's how it's gonna be tonight.)

A: Pours a deep ruby-copper with a very thin head that dissipates quickly without leaving much lacing. As I had seen that there is a lot of sediment associated with his beer, poured slowly and left the last bits behind in the bottle, my glass is mostly sediment free.
S: The scent is a lot of sticky sweet malt, vanilla, dark fruits (fig and some raisin) and just a hint of the alcohol
T: The taste is more toffee than vanilla, the malt sweetness is not as pronounced as it is in the scent, there is very little hop taste or bitterness but there is some balance to the sweetness. The alcohol is obvious but not overpowering.
M: Thin, smooth, a little tingly from the fine carbonation
D: Certainly not made to be chugged, but for a beer over the 10% mark this is pretty easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 01:43:21 | More by DRyan
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-27-2012 03:57:27 | More by freduardo
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-26-2012 23:39:51 | More by e30todamax
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Envelopes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-26-2012 15:10:08 | More by Envelopes
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2012 06:09:36 | More by ferrettman687
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B00ZER

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-25-2012 03:13:39 | More by B00ZER
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure where or when I first had this.

Chestnut brown pour, hazy, with a small white head that recedes to a wispy layer of bubbles; minor splotches of lacing. Aroma fairly heavy with bourbon, notes of toffee, vanilla, oak. Malty sweet taste, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon-soaked oak, overripe fruit sensations. Medium-full body, smooth and chewy, low carbonation, a very nice barleywine overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 07:24:39 | More by Rifugium
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-23-2012 05:04:38 | More by xacidx
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-22-2012 03:08:19 | More by hollywood_15063
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter

Appearance: Copper orange color reminiscent of ice tea or apple juice. Pour produced maybe a half finger size light brown head that dissipated almost immediately. There is some definite lacing present as the beer settles.

Smell: A huge sweet smelling beer of booze soaked dark fruits (raisin and fig) brown sugar, toffee, and vanilla. At the tail end there is a touch of oak and bourbon.

Taste: This follows the aroma with a big sweet punch up front with the booze soaked dark fruits. There is a big sweetness throughout with the vanilla, and brown sugar. The alcohol is not very well masked and I get a pretty forward aspect to the alcohol especially at the end and swallow. A warming effect is noted on the swallow in the throat and the chest.

Mouthfeel: Syrup like, full and rich is the best way to describe this beer. It is a creamy feeling beer with little carbonation.

Overall: I wasn't sure what to expect from this with King Henry and Sucaba already my favorites of the style. This one has taken its place in pecking order for me as third among the ones I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 00:59:47 | More by sleuthdog
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ctwinne


1.75/5  rDev -58%

11-15-2012 03:12:55 | More by ctwinne
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2012 04:58:01 | More by TheBishopco
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psychotia

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-14-2012 03:33:12 | More by psychotia
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mmattiso


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-12-2012 20:22:04 | More by mmattiso
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2012 18:00:12 | More by SadMachine
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Auztan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-06-2012 18:10:35 | More by Auztan
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into my new flute glass. Thanks Andrew!

A - gross. The sediment in this beer became really active when I poured it out. It looks like there are skin cells floating around in there; does not dissipate. No head, obvious carbonation.

S - there's not much to the smell except the sweeter barley character. I'm beginning to realize that I don't care for hopless BWs.

T - blech. I wanted to drain pour this one from the get-go. Unfortunately I had just drain poured a skunked Fat Dog, so I powered through the Insanity. This BW is so artificially sweet, I really, really detest it. The only good thing is that the alcohol is hidden, and rather high, so it's not a total waste.

M - not bad. The taste doesn't linger, which is good in this case, and it feels less syrupy than expected.

O - I've had two Weyerbacher beers so far (this one and Blithering Idiot). Their BWs are really bad, IMO; I'll try the Simcoe, but if that flops I think I'm done with Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 16:04:23 | More by JamesShoemaker
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danpam1024

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-01-2012 00:24:47 | More by danpam1024
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

10-30-2012 19:16:46 | More by tfsimpkins
Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,813 ratings.