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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,862 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 839
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 174
Gots: 345 | 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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Pelican5

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle |

Thanks to djmichaelk for sharing!

A : cloudy, ruby red iced tea in color, half finger head didnt stick around

S : golden raisons, grape lollipop, vanilla, caramel, light bourbon oakiness, clover honey

T : follows the nose, bourbon soaked golden raisons, sweet caramel malts, sweet dried fruit, clovey honey, no hops to speak of. Full mouthfeel.

Overall : Excellent. Very well balanced and smooth, slight warming alcohol on the finish. Sweet and smooth balanced with a little warmth on the back end. Does not drink like and 11% beer at all. Look forward to aging some of this. Well done.

Cheers ~

10-23-2012 07:35:14 | More by Pelican5
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-18-2012 00:12:18 | More by ncaudle
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

This beer looks great. Super sweet nose. Über malts. Flavor is stellar. Smooth and seet with loads of malts, raisins coating my tongue, mild vanilla as a very after thought. Slight booze on the backend too after a few sips. Extremely smooth feel. I think this is quite and underrated barley wine. Beats the hell out of what Gratitude became. Hard for me to pick another from the area, or the country, that is on this level, or exceeds it. Bottom line: you couldn't really ask for anything more.

10-16-2012 22:26:30 | More by RblWthACoz
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-16-2012 21:18:58 | More by Odysseyalien
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-15-2012 20:07:27 | More by aminobutyricacid
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

Very thin head which dissipates quickly on a murky amber orange body. Very strong but not overly boozy aroma with apricot, raisin, caramel, candied orange and malts. Flavor has a lot of wood and oak character up front which moves to apricot and raisin. This one is surprisingly not very boozy but the finish definitely has a whiskey like tingle. Strangely the more I drank it the less complex it seemed. Medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth for the ABV and style.

10-13-2012 01:34:02 | More by kylehay2004
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-12-2012 11:26:28 | More by Gehrig13
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TheCrowsNest

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-08-2012 01:45:24 | More by TheCrowsNest
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-01-2012 04:17:26 | More by ChopsMeister
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-30-2012 23:55:32 | More by Oboogie
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%

Received in a IP trade with mjmadsen 21. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Founders Brewing Company snifter.

A: A slightly aggressive pour produced a small off-white head that dissipated quicky but hung to the edges of the glass. Clear mahogony/fig colored with considerable sediment that takes away from the visual experience.

S: A sweet, ripe fruit smell backed up by the oak bourbon barrel.

T: Sweet, dark pitted fruits. Toffee/vanilla. Malt. Bourbon on the back end.

M: Smooth, warm mouthfeel with a light bourbony bite.

O: A very enjoyable English Barleywine. Would love to have a six pack to enjoy over the winter.

09-27-2012 01:32:17 | More by bozodogbreath
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-26-2012 03:01:48 | More by hockeyfighter19
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

Picked up a 4 pack of this at the store, I think this is a year old. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice deep, dark almost mahogany hue with a one finger light tan head that faded to leave a thin blanket and light side lacing.

S - Oh wow this is nice. Rich bourbon barrel notes with lots of vanilla and sweet, sweet malts. Slight toffee too.

T - Taste is very balanced. Not too much booze/bourbon on it, faint oak barrels. Some slightly faded vanilla, sweet malts but not overly so. Slight toffee. Pretty solid.

M- Mouthfeel is pretty damn good. Nice carbonation keeps this from coming off as too big. The booze is hidden nicely. That said, its still a sipper and it does sneak up on you.

O - Overall this is a tasty beer. Definitely a better than average representation for the style. Quite affordable too.

09-18-2012 03:51:17 | More by rudzud
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-17-2012 01:47:56 | More by drewone
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-14-2012 19:31:16 | More by ReeseMax3
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-14-2012 04:04:45 | More by Psychmusic
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-11-2012 14:18:34 | More by jivex5k
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-07-2012 15:50:52 | More by jurbanik
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.9%

09-04-2012 21:35:23 | More by DelicateDelirium
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challenja

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%

Served into a low ball glass from a 120z bottle purchased at Total Wine in Fairfax, VA.

A: Golden honey slick. Foamy white soda discharge which disappears slowly in an open low ball glass.

S: Very sweet..and that's an understatement. Sugary grape Popsicle. Cherry lollipop. Sweet molasses malts and vanilla sugar cone.

T: Sweet candied figs. Peppery white spice. Grape soda. Honey spruce tree. Thick and pasty breaded spiced vanilla malts. I didn't get the oak barrel, not gonna lie, I can see where it helped with the thickness of its mouthfeel but that is coming up next.

M: Full syrupy mouthfeel. Thick and well mannered. I attribute this to its time in the oak barrel's.

O: This instantly reminds me of one of my favorite winter warmers Troegs Mad Elf. These are dangerously strong beers that can lead to trouble down the road. A select beer for a select beer enthusiast.

09-04-2012 02:03:39 | More by challenja
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BourbonDork

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-03-2012 19:55:11 | More by BourbonDork
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-02-2012 15:11:50 | More by djcira
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-31-2012 19:13:29 | More by mixed_master7
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1noa

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-30-2012 14:46:40 | More by 1noa
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-28-2012 00:56:44 | More by agreenman19
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