Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.6/5 rDev -8.4%
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. 11.8% alcohol. I had a hell of a time getting the cork out of this.
2.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of fizzy, light brown head that fell at breakneck speed and left no lacing.
4.0 S: The aroma is really nice, but I wish it was more powerful. Definitely more sweet than roasty with plenty of milk chocolate, dark caramel, and hints of molasses. The Belgian yeast gives a touch of spiciness. Tons of prune fruitiness with a moderate tinge of alcohol.
3.5 T: A tad more roasty than the nose, but still on the lower end of moderate. Again plenty of plum/prune fruitiness. Still plenty
of caramel and molasses, but decidedly less chocolate than the nose. The Belgian yeast is very apparent in the taste, lending spiciness than emphasizes pepper. A touch earthy. The booze is a lot more controlled than I expected.
4.0 M: Heaviery medium to lighter heavy body. Good moderate carbonation, which picks up just a touch of spritziness. Quite creamy, but a little too chewy and it induces a little too much amylase activity.
3.5 D: Pretty good beer, but this doesn't hold a candle to the Belgian Yeti I had last week. Still, definitely worth trying and probably worth an occasional purchase as well.
10-23-2011 03:41:59 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured into a tulip glass pitch black,oil slick black with a two finger fluffy mocha colored head that settled very slowly.A great mix of dark fruit,molasses,and bitter chocolate in the nose,even a hint of roasted nut shows thru,decedent and lush.A little prickly in the mouth with the carbonation being higher,flavors are a bit hot with big dark fruit flavors,bitter chocolate,and licorice dominating.A good beer, its hot but not over the top sweet,the alcohol does hit hard after awhile though.
05-22-2010 02:36:15 | More by oberon
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
A - Tar black, slow forming thick cocoa colored head, fairly high carbonation. Attractive and interesting.
S - Lots of malty chocolate, a bit of coffee, with a definite Belgian yeast aroma.
T - Amazingly this tastes almost exactly what you would imagine it to. A big bold imperial stout with all the chocolate and some coffee along with some underlying dark fruit, spice, and Belgian yeast. Almost tastes like a blend of stout and dark strong ale. There is a nice pleasant alcohol kick at the end without it tasting boozy.
M - Viscous and velvety, heavy body cut at the end with some carbonation and definite alcohol warmth.
O - A very interesting beer, what would have been a good imperial stout is given a twist using a Belgian yeast. I like it a lot.
04-25-2012 01:17:53 | More by steelerguy
3.48/5 rDev -11.5%
Poured this one into a snifter. It poured a rich dark molasses black with a medium sized brown head that dissipated on the quick side, leaving very little lacing. It smelled of heavy roasted malts with a mix of smoke, chocolate, light fruit, and a overwhelming hit of alcohol. But surprising is that the alcohol is not overwhelming upon tasting. Your taste buds are struck by a rich chocolate malty flavor with a mix of a sweet fruit and molasses mixed in with the roasted malts. As the sweet and malty flavor vanishes you are hit with a small taste of alcohol comes it but doesn't stay around very long. This is a very full bodied brew with a rather light carbonation and a nice warming pheeling in the back of the throat. All in all this was a very enjoyable brew that in the end will leave you with a full stomach and a great buzz. Would buy this one again.
12-25-2010 23:31:49 | More by Aaron420
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
In a snifter the beer was a black color with a thick mocha head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Nice aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malt. A peppery alcoholic odor was also present.
The sweet chocolate aroma became more of a dark chocolate taste. Some espresso, a little vanilla. Alcohol was very well hidden.
I didn't think it was as "silky" as the label advertised, but it was still a rich and rewarding beer.
06-08-2010 21:28:46 | More by lordofthewiens
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours a pitch black with a huge, chocolate milk colored head that fizzles away quickly. Smells mostly like a belgian quad with some roasted malts. Banana, belgian yeast, raisins, alcohol fumes. Taste follows suit....banana estery, that belgian yeast, roasted malts, huge overripe dark fruits like figs and prunes. Alcohol warmth in the finish. Good body, pretty heavy and viscous in the mouth, still a bit tingly despite the body. Velvety smooth. This is quite enjoyable actually and rubs off in the drinkability factor. Better than what was expected and definitely recommended. I can only see this getting a lot better with some time on it to allow it to mellow out and allow the flavors to integrate a little more.
01-07-2011 02:01:37 | More by Doomcifer
4.28/5 rDev +8.9%
Ha ha, very funny Weyerbacher..."Tiny" is HUGE!
Bomber, caged and corked, it was a bitch to get the cork out and she opened with a fairly huge "POP"
Dead of night BLACK, huge dark tan head, fades slowly to a velvety fine film, thick collar and ample bands and bits of lacing.
Nose is chock full of black coffee, bitter chocolate and dark malts.
Nose flavors carry on to the palate, with lots of dark chocolate, tastes and feels like a thick bourbon milk shake, loaded with rich flavors.
Silky smooth and thickly yummy on the tongue and coating the mouth.
Fine night capper or with a rich and gooey chocolate dessert.
Alcohol well hidden somehow.
Well done, huge stout fans rejoice
12-31-2011 23:06:20 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Thanks to djrn for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, with a little bit of licorice also thrown in. The flavor is more complex. I get some nice anise and chocolate notes, with some roasted malt also in there. As the beer warms, I start to get some smoke and dark fruit notes, as well as a little bit of Belgian yeast. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice Belgian stout, glad I got to try this one.
04-10-2012 02:29:47 | More by Mora2000
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Appearance: Purplish-black with diminishing tan head and light lacing.
Smell: Musty and earthy, with coffee, plum and clove.
Taste: Even more earthy and musty than the aroma with strong coffee-accented roasted notes. Some plum- and cherry-like characteristics as well, with a nice spicy clove kick toward the finish.
Feel: Full body but still has that Belgian sugar accented body that is not as full as the abv would suggest. Moderately low carbonation but still seems somewhat effervescent. I know this seems a little contradictory, but I get that from Belgian yeast sometimes. Fairly dry earthy finish that is very warming.
Drinkability: Pretty easy to kill off the 750ml despite the almost 12% abv. It seems a lot of people think this is too much like an Imperial Stout with just a touch of Belgian yeast. I disagree completely; I think this is a great BSDA with a more roasted character. And this is just miles better than Weyerbacher's overly sweet Quad.
12-12-2010 20:24:24 | More by bsp77
4.55/5 rDev +15.8%
Tiny, which pours so black that even a thin layer of it is almost entirely opaque, opens with a nose that most Imperial Stouts can only dream of: huge layers of port, fig, caramelized brown sugars, vanillas, charcoal, cognac, and raisin abound, along with a smoky sweetness that is absolutely enticing and alluring. Judging by the smell alone, this is the kind of beer that would not only make a good offering to the deity of your choice, but would actually result in that deity praising you in return. Rarely have I encountered such a delicious aroma.
On the tongue, the beer blessedly lives up to the promise of the nose, bringing ripe dark fruit flavors such as fig, black cherry, and raisin, as well as vanilla and anise spices, all atop a surprisingly subtle layer of ash, coffee, and chocolate/black malt. Admittedly, as the sugars die off late in the mouthful these latter, more charred flavors come through, but even then they're still subtle and nuanced. The beer in many respects tastes more like fine aged port, or good cognac, with touches of bourbon. Subsequent mouthfuls reveal a deeper layer of alcoholic sugars, adding to the sensation that this is more liquor than beer (the 11.8% ABV handily adding to this presentation). The aftertaste is a cognac-and-bourbon-like charcoal and alcohol breeze, tempered by brown sugars and fig & raisin juice, and lingers for quite some time. Mouthfeel is medium (surprisingly light, given the potency of the flavors), and carbonation is medium-light, giving the beer a silky feel.
Overall, this is excellent Imperial Stout, and certainly worth a try for lovers of the style. The beer is not without imperfections, as the sugars do somewhat overwhelm the coffee-and-ash flavors, and the high ABV does leave an alcoholic vapor on the tongue, but even those details are relatively easy to deal with. I suspect this would age beautifully.
11-08-2011 21:59:13 | More by jondeelee
Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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