Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle into Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch frothy tan head that dissipates quickly and lacelessly. Pours a thick opaque black. No lacing.
Smell: Cocoa, roasted malt. Dark chocolate aroma comes out with time. Some sweet and earthy raisin/banana type aromas come up along with some caramel, but they're more highlights than anything.
Taste: Coffee and roasted malt up front. Effervescent and smoky coffee and roasted malt finish. Not much bitterness, but the smoky elements and the airy feel accomplish the same sweetness-taming that's normally done by bitterness. Great balance. Very mild Belgian yeast influence, sort of an apple-like flavor that plays with some of the underlying dark fruit complexity.
More sips reveal a lot of deep, rich hot cocoa and roasted malt flavor. The 11.8%ABV is very well hidden, and it's buying *a lot* of complexity and boldness of flavor--none of my usual "this is too bland for being so high ABV" criticisms for this beer. All kinds of caramel pastry flavors come out, blending perfectly with the uncommonly smoky roasted malt and coffee elements. Excellent imperial stout, hard to ask for more than what this beer delivers.
Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Smooth but overcarbonated; the carbonation is the only harsh element here. Nowhere near as hot as 11.8% ABV would have you expect.
Overall: How well this beer incorporates solid, basic RIS flavors (coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, some dark fruit) with Belgian yeast and a very high ABV is noteworthy. Approaches the quality of Alesmith Speedway Stout in my opinion. Worth stocking up on a few bottles of this for the winter.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 02:29:30 | More by Pahn
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3.54/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Sampled from a 750ml bottle with no date.
Black with no light coming through and a moderate tan head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly. Aroma is roasted malts and dark, dried fruits. Flavor is boozy with a moderate sweetness, molasses, cocoa and black licorice. The bitterness is firm and lingers. I didn't get much that made me think Belgian. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a low carbonation.
Like the guy on the label, this beer seems more about brute force than elegance. I would have liked more harmony, depth and complexity.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 10:05:40 | More by GJ40
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tiny certainly doesn't look it, though Weyerbacher's price points for their 750s might be what they're referring to. This one is black, heavily viscous and rich-looking, with as dark brown a head as ever I've seen on a beer. Retention is good, and it takes its time fading down from a full finger and never fully does. As the beer falls in the glass, its walls are coated with hefty patching to evidence what was.
The aroma is strong, and it's got some unexpected complexities. Sure, it smells like a stout, and a rich one at that. It's got lots of roast, coffee and cocoa, in a note powdery dry while a bit of creamy sweetness counters. But it's also got lots of dark fruits in a rich port-like undertone with a hint of smoke and molasses for a smell that really makes me want to taste it.
And it's even better. All of the richness, depth and complexity comes together with a bit of booze and even some tannins along with the cocoa powder dryness, anise and creamy sweetness. Such rich dark fruits underscore the beer the entire way. It works together deliciously.
The mouthfeel is thick, rich, creamy and sweet but with that added dryness eases off of being too rich or heavy. It never loses its smoothness, and light carbonation keeps up.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2014 18:58:52 | More by Brenden
Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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