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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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88
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880 Ratings
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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 201 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

ABV may vary. "Belgian Imperial Stout".
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Reviews by jampics2:
Photo of jampics2
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle from the Beer Engine into my snifter. Had to try this after missing the bottles in stores. I think this was like $8 for a corked and caged 750ml high ABV Belgian Stout. Giddy-up.

Looks nice in the snifter, dark black opaque body with brown three finger head that recedes to a ring.

Smell is interesting. There are some nice RIS characteristics - burned malt, chocolate notes from the roast, some coffee, and some noticeable alcohol. But there is a sour note that doesn't totally distract, but the "Belgian" presence seems more like acrid dark fruit that's starting to rot.

Taste is nice but that note is present as well. The beer I keep on thinking of as I drink this is the De Dolle stout. It's almost like there's a slight sour acidic side of the burned roast that just doesn't jive. But I love the roastiness that manifests as chocolate and coffee. Huge alcohol sting at the end not only distracts, it takes over. Certainly not the best BSD ever, but taking it as a Belgian IS, it's decent for the style. Some sweetness from the Belgian malt and dark fruit.

I expected a bit more body after the "velvety" description on the label. Carb is nice, and finish is a flash of alcohol then a clean finish with just some roasty tastes lingering. Aftertaste is pleasant.

A good value, a beer I'd like to try again in hopes the recipe gets reworked. Listen, Weyerbacher, it's not a huge mis-step, just a "TINY" one. Get rid of the burned, sour note and this would be really, REALLY good. It's already better than the De Dolle Extra Export Stout example it reminded me of.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jondeelee
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of predikit
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly black, settles in the glass like ink, leaves a one inch brown head that has good retention. Leaves a low amount of lacing behind.

The smell is dominated by the alcohol, notes of oats and molasses, fig like fruity notes.

Taste hits you with the alcohol, malty start, takes on a mellow roasted tone, for the finish, hints of coffee or bitter chocolate. Leaves a noticeable burn from the alcohol behind.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth, the alcohol is mellow, it is detectable but does not cause any real harsh reactions. The throat burn lasts for a good time after a pull, only real negative here.

Not a bad stout, but would prefer more emphasis on flavor and less on ABV.

Photo of Acidik_Inc
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Weyerbacher's Belgian-Style Imperial Stout appropriately and ironically entitled Tiny. Weighing in at an incredible 11.8% ABV. This is no sissy chugging beer. You will demand for your taste buds to sip all the complex layers of port, fig, brown sugars, vanillas, charcoal, cognac. It's smokey sweetness and jet black flavor are only fantasy to most other Imperial Stout companies. I can not wait to break into another bottle.

Photo of oberon
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of steelerguy
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Aaron420
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of daveshawley
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of thetommo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Billolick
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mctizzz
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Hoops4life511
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bsp77
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.