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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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88
very good

698 Ratings
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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%


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:
ABV may vary. "Belgian Imperial Stout".

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010)
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Reviews by pvo:
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pvo

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16-oz snifter from a 750 ml bottle.

Head was medium brown, disappeared quickly. Dark, not black, and the foam was somewhat disappointing.

Not a bad nose, but the alcohol was still a bit strong. I understand, it's 12%, but I hoped it would be a bit more subtle. I'd let it age for a year- which may have not been long enough- but although it started with a nice thick roastiness, the alcohol cut through the deeper flavor pretty quickly.

Taste was similar to scent- good, but you notice the alcohol a bit too much. All those normal stout-y flavors- coffee, chocolate, etc- were there, but the Belgian yeast seems to add a bit of tartness that many Imperials lack.

Mouthfeel was good, thick and lasting, and it rivaled Bell's Expedition Stout, my other favorite for this style.


Overall, great beer, but I wish I'd let it age longer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 22:52:25 | More by pvo
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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.

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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.

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A: Pours pitch black with two finger mocha colored head that settled fairly quickly to a ring around the edge. Very little lacing.

S: Espresso, port wine, roasted malts, and a bit of Belgian yeast and a bit of smoke.

T: Opens with a nice roasty note like a nice cup of bitter coffee. A hint of sourness that reminds me a bit of a dry red wine. Some subtle hints of dark chocolate.

M: Full bodied but not overly thick. Coats the tongue nicely.

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Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.