Sunday, July 21, 2013

Review: Weyerbacher Insanity

Weyerbacher Insanity
11.1% ABV
Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Easton, PA
12 oz btl
Served in Burley Oak tulip glass
No date on bottle
Reviewed on 7/19/13

This English barleywine pours a cloudy amber color with some particles floating around and a thin bubbly beige colored head that quickly dissipates.  Moderate lacing.

Smell consists of malt, alcohol, bourbon, brown sugar, dark fruit, candy, wood.

Taste consists of sugary malt, oak, slight hops, brown sugar, cherry, raisin, dark fruit, wood alcohol, bourbon.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth on the palate though some definite alcohol harshness comes through.  The sugariness is a touch cloying.

Overall, this is a decent enough tasting English barleywine that's quite sweet with some definite tastes of alcohol, bourbon, and dark fruit.  The sweetness can be just a touch too much at times, but overall it seems to fit with the character of this particular beer.  There's also a decent wood flavor component also, as the bottle says it's aged in oak barrels.

My score: 89

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