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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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2,002 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,002
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 190
Gots: 372 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark brown colour with a very small thin white head.

The smell is dark fruits plums and figs with a bourbon sweetness.

The taste is much like the smell,first come up the bourbon, followed by the dark fruit and just a small bit if alcohol on the finish.

The mouthfeel is full and syrupy with medium carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer, tastes great and smells amazing.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of dheacck11
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep and rich dried fig brown, nice cloudiness. half finger of quickly fading off white head.

boozy caramel on the nose, a hint of sweet rose.

Big figgy, brown sugary malt and sweet, very soft hint of sour cherry. Rich bourbon at the finish.

Thick and full mouthfeel. Chewy almost.

Quite wonderful, definitely a sipper. Better a bit warmer.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazed copper colored brew with a one half finger white head. The head fades very quickly leaving a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The nose is big of a bready, caramel, and fruit aroma. The fruit is a mix of both light and dark with the darker fruit smells winning out over the light. Smells of raisin, cherry, and prune are mixed with lighter notes of pear and banana. With these smells comes a light oaky and vanilla smell as well as a decently boozy smell of a more bourbon nature.

Taste – The taste begins malty and caramel and stone fruit sweet. There is a big bready base with large amounts of caramel sweetness with lighter notes of a cherry, prune and plum sweetness. As the flavors advance some of the oaky flavors begin developing further with the sweet fading ever so slightly, but remaining rather strong none the less. Toward the end of the taste the boozy notes that were detected in the nose come to the tongue. The flavors, largely of a bourbon nature, blend well with the sweet caramel and fruit leaving a nice thick warming sweet taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that was a bit on the lower side. The thicker body and thinner carbonation were both quite nice for keeping this a sipping brew as well as for allowing for the sweeter and maltier flavors of the brew to really pronounce themselves with the warming boozy taste that is present.

Overall- A great sipping brew if I do say so myself. Not too overpowering, but definitely strong and flavorful enough with just the right amount of warming kick from the boozy taste to make it quite and enjoyable warmer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ksimons
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a clear brownish amber with a thin layer of cream lace on top

S-getting a lot of booze up front! Behind that is caramel malt, vanilla ,rum soaked raisins, and a bit of oak

T-the taste is also pretty bourbon heavy, but it's not overpowering and surprisingly not too hot. Caramel malt, vanilla, raisins, alcohol, and just the tiniest bit of hop bitterness.

M-medium body, syrupy, light to medium carbonation

Overall you can definitely taste the bourbon in this one, would be interesting to have with some age on it. Pretty good.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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