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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,949 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,949
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 187
Gots: 357 | 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:
A bourbon barrel-aged English-style Barleywine.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

NYR_Rob, Feb 16, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

katan, Feb 16, 2013
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Brushkanna, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

justintcoons, Feb 15, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

chanokokoro, Feb 15, 2013
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Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,949 ratings.