Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RockyTopHeel:
4.9/5 rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Shared with Hudson, Caroline, and Joel during the Bears-Packers game.
I wasn't sure what to expect from a "Belgian-Style Imperial Stout," but this was a freakin' revelation.
Poured a silky, midnight brown with a frothy, chestnut head. I like to see that much carbonation in a beer this big, for sure. Aroma of roasted cocoa and espresso, with something slightly sour - "vinous" as the bottle would describe. Hudson said he got a hint of tequila. The waft of the 11.8% is definitely noticeable in the nose.
More terrifically balanced roasted notes in the taste, with touches but not overpowering notes of coffee and bitter chocolate, with a strong vanilla character. The vinous quality really pulls everything else together - this is sweet without being cloying, with just a soft grapey sweetness, like it's been dashed with port. It doesn't crush the palate like many of its peers would but has plenty of character, depth, and flavor to entertain through an entire bottle. There isn't even a hint of the high ABV in the taste, and the velvety mouthfeel (another spot-on descriptor stolen from the label) is simply exceptional.
Delicious, delightful, drinkable -- almost a shame I shared it (kidding). I'm rushing out to buy another or twelve. A definite contender for the title of best beer I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2011 03:03:47 | More by RockyTopHeel
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Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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