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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,861 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,861
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 174
Gots: 344 | 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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -7%

A-A cloudy crimson hue. Head is fully formed and off-white. The consistency is quite creamy. Good lacing.

S-Moderate intensity. Bourbon is noticeable but it is not coercive. Lots of toasted caramel and toffee. Some sudsy hoppiness. Sappy, syrupy malts. Actually surprised by its relatively subdued nose.

T-Pleasant combination of dried fruits and caramel. Bourbon notes let the dried apricots and charred caramel to introduce themselves before stealing the show. Pounds of toffee. Bourbon is not too muscular; its simply another flavor element.

M-Full bodied. Sticky. Very soft carbonation. Very dry. Hot.

O/D-A solid, well-dressed bourbon aged brew. Its big and thick, but it lacks the intricate flavors of some of the best beers cut out of the same mold.

01-14-2013 00:35:08 | More by VelvetExtract
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-13-2013 22:32:29 | More by spycow
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tdizzlegrizzle

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-13-2013 21:22:57 | More by tdizzlegrizzle
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EricTheRed

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-10-2013 18:27:42 | More by EricTheRed
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

01-09-2013 05:18:02 | More by DarthKostrizer
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-08-2013 17:27:55 | More by rowingbrewer
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2013 05:59:01 | More by sendbeer
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-03-2013 23:39:02 | More by bbrown12
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

A: Murky red-brown with a fair amount of sediment. Not quite pond water, but getting close. No head. Not an appealing looking beer.

S: Sweet vanilla, caramel and toffee. Perhaps a little candied orange and fig.

T: Hits with the oak up front, fading to reveal delicious sweet candy.

M: On the lighter side for an english barleywine, which is to say still pretty rich, but not syrupy or cloying. It's fortunate that the body is light because carbonation is basically non-existent. Long linger.

O: Nice beer. Technically lacking on a few points, but what really matters is how it tastes, right?

01-03-2013 05:54:38 | More by kscaldef
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2013 14:54:37 | More by Davepoolesque
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

The pour is just fair. Nothing impressive going on but then again nothing bad either. The smell is great. Has the smell of a traditional barley wine with a great addition of sweet bourbon. Almost smells like bourbon candy. I also find to taste and feel to be top notch. I really enjoy the sweet taste of the boubon in the combo with the fruity barley wine. It is just paired prefectly. Overall, this is the best offering from Weyerbacher. It's remained consistent over the years and with 11% Abv it has plenty of giddy up with a smooth feel. Excellent must have from Weyerbacher.

01-01-2013 20:41:10 | More by sjones5045
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MikeEhrmantraut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-01-2013 06:38:01 | More by MikeEhrmantraut
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mtalley999

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-01-2013 04:26:34 | More by mtalley999
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: Opaque caramel/orange hue with no head despite a vigorous pour. Some visible sediment as well.

Aroma: Decently complex with dried fig, apricot, raison, burnt caramel, vanilla, and hints of alcohol.

Taste: HUGE flavor. Great concentrated peach juice flavor that adds a nice sweetness to the whole palate. Underneath that syrupy flavor there is a lot of caramel malt and some other nice dried fruit flavors. Surprisingly no alcohol in the taste but just a little heat on the end. Hugely robust throughout. Not getting as much of the bourbon barrel character as I had anticipated but I would attribute the smoothness of this brew to the aging process.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation (maybe bottled conditioned?). Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A very enjoyable Barleywine with a lot of great flavors to love and definitely for someone with a bit of a sweet tooth. Would I drink it again? Sure.

12-31-2012 05:31:09 | More by JamesMN
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-27-2012 02:35:12 | More by denimdemon
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kb2250

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-26-2012 00:51:01 | More by kb2250
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-24-2012 01:47:31 | More by jpd7374
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2012 04:24:14 | More by litheum94
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random846

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-20-2012 03:29:52 | More by random846
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-19-2012 16:36:51 | More by stereosforgeeks
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2012 22:31:35 | More by King_KongDCO93
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

12-18-2012 03:44:28 | More by Ohiovania
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tgraven

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-17-2012 04:42:58 | More by tgraven
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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
Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,861 ratings.