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TINY - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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364 Reviews
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Reviews: 364
Hads: 1,070
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 19.9%
Wants: 47
Gots: 304 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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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Photo of AlexKTiethof
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In my mind, calling this a Belgian Style Imperial Stout is like calling curly fries Polish Style French Fries. The first thing that I always think of with regards to Belgian beers is the earthy flavor that comes from the yeast. I was wondering how that would get past the strong flavor of the imperial stout. The first couple of sips was like getting punched in the face with black strap molasses. Right off the bat I didn't particularly care for it. After some smaller sips I started to appreciate the complexity, the warmth and sweetness. Halfway through the beer I started to enjoy it. Partly because my taste buds were starting to adjust, partly due to the ABV. I honestly am a bit confused if I really like this beer or not but I am impressed with it and I am looking forward to cracking another bottle when I get home.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours your usual stout impenetrable black color.

Overall: Has an aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, and heavy with sweetness. Flavor is initially dominated by raisins, dates and booze. Calms down a little and the coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal come through. A real dessert of a beer - dismiss any reviews suggesting the bitterness is too high with this one; they are taking nonsense.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tiny my ass, this thing is HUGE! Midnight black and motor oil thick, dark tan head that disappears quickly leaving a faint lacing on its way down.

Roasty chocolate smell that can't quite hid the booze; it's coming...

Black licorice with lots of sweetness. Its a little out of balance with minimal bitterness, but I'm not upset about it. This is a very unique stout, and as it warms up the Belgian yeast starts to burst through. Now things are getting serious

Thick, thick body and medium to light carbonation. Imperial stout fans won't have any problem taking down this behemoth, but if this is outside your wheelhouse you're probably going to crawl though this one. Nothing wrong with that, its got great complexity that hangs out and really develops as you're sipping.

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Photo of Ncackalacky
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance Poured into a tulip glass. Pours solid black and a short quarter inch dark tan almond colored head that disappears quickly. A slight collar remains throughout the drink with some lacing that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell I found pleasant with a rich chocolate and roasted smell.

Taste Almost coffee like with a roasted barley up front and a sweetness that seems to be cancelled with a richer finish of almost a hotter cocoa finish.

Mouthfeel Really enjoyed the thick smoothness a lot. Enjoyed every sip which seemed to get longer with each sip.

Overall I would highly recommend this to a friend and will look forward to enjoying another 4 pack. With the 11.8% ABV, it was warming and I didn’t notice a alcohol taste. A really nice imperial stout.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown brew, with a thin espresso-like head that disappears quite quickly. Smells of dark cherries, almonds, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and alcohol. Tastes like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cherry brandy, coffee and vanilla. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming after the drink gets too warm, but before that happens, it is quite alright. Smooth mouthfeel, hot and bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip out of a cork and caged 750
Look - Pours a really nice jet black color with a smidge of a mocha-colored head (1/2"), Dissipates really fast and leaves next to nothing in lace.
Smell - Right away, I get the familiar Belgian nuances of clove, but then pick up notes of licorice, dark fruits, a bit of booze and slight roasted malt. Maybe a bit of smoke in there as well
Taste - Definitely get some smoked malt forward on the sip followed by raisin and dates and a hint of molasses. The chocolate and roast malts come in on the back end of the sip. Not getting the big booziness I was expecting, although a little heat is present.
Feel - Heavier side of medium-bodied. A little on the sweet side, but not cloyingly sweet. Finishes slick with a big chocolate presence.
Overall - About what I was expecting..a solid Imp Stout but nothing that blows stuff out of the water. I did like it though, for what it was, a nice version of an Imperial Stout with a Belgian twist to it. Would revisit again for sure.

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Photo of bluehende
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had at a tasting from a keg. Heavy mouthfeel stout that comes off very smokey with anise on the finish. Not a bad stout at all. I would age a bit and see if the smoke drops off.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very tasty! A nice change from the over hopped American imperial stouts. A lil boozy, but that makes sense at 11.8% very warming and the Belgian yeastiness makes this one very unique. I will definitely go back and by a four pack. I'm sure this will agree like a beast

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Photo of Slack
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black in color with minimal brown head and minor lacing as it goes down.

Aromas of raisins, booze, malt, andinor coffee.

Taste is malt, dark fruit, minor hops, and a coffee / boozy finish.

Medium body and smooth/creamy with moderate carbonation. Finish lingers.

A pretty drinkable beer which lends itself to a cold night. Very filling and enjoyable as it warms up. Complimented my dinner and recommend trying it.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated born on: 05/08/2015; best by 05/08/2017 according to Weyerbacher. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with light red hues close to the bottom of the beer. A slim concave off white head dissipated and left some light messy lacing. The smell started off with a light Belgian-esque spice (muted clove - seems slightly cooked). It then opens up with light chocolate tones and then an earthy sort of raisin. The taste has the same sort of "cooked clove" more or less running into the chocolate tones to be semi-sweet but remain slightly spicy. Light raisin becomes subtle. The aftertaste is only about the "cooked clove." On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs low to allow the ABV to take the lead on my tongue - its not too "boozy hot" but one can tell it is there. Overall, imperial stout - yes! With a Belgian twist - yes again. Would I have this again, most likely. And hopefully next time, maybe even give it a little more age.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours your usual stout impenetrable black, though it does contain a good amount of tiny, dark brown bubbles which lines the sides and bottom of the glass. It briefly forms a thin, somewhat fizzy head of the same dark brown bubbles, which dies away swiftly and leaves almost no trace.

Smell: Dark chocolate, caramel, and plums well out of the glass, heavy with sweetness and more than a hint of spice.

Taste: Black licorice, heavy on the anise, opens the flavor profile, and hangs around for the entire process. Sweetness surges about beneath it, roiling with caramel notes, which mingle with plummy and cherry tones. Bittersweet dark chocolate rounds out the flavor experience, which finishes with a bit of heat and astringency (this effect oddly diminishes as the beer warms - that, or my mouth simply grew accustomed to it), and leaves a lingering aftertaste of anise.

Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth, and creamy, this is definitely a stout. The carbonation is quite lively.

Overall: Aside from the heat and astringency in the finish, this is an enjoyable beer. It's a little heavy on the black licorice flavors, but still presents a good depth and layering of flavors. I'd have this one again.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a solid black with a two finger mocha head which quickly dissipates however some remains as a collar. Decent lacing.

The smell is full of chocolate, roasted malts and spicy hops. There is some boozy smell as well. Some fruits and nuts in the background as well.

The taste follows the nose with the thick chocolate and roasted malts in the foreground with spicy hops overlaying everything. There is also a fruity and nutty taste in the finish. Some booze leaks through but it is generally well masked. The booze gives a warming feeling; this is good to drink on a cold night like tonight. This compares very favorably with other Imperial Stouts I have had.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells off-puttingly astringent, almost like I got a bad bottle, it's that strange. Coal comes to mind for some reason, almost like something I should not be ingesting. Actually it smells like a bottle of prescription pills. The nose sweetens only a little as the beer warms.

Flavor-wise, there's a ton of bitter, boozy black licorice, like someone dumped a shot of sambuca in this thing. Charcoal and raw tree bark, with only faint glimmers of dark fruit and cherries. There's also a Scotch/peated malt thing going on. Definitely pretty harsh initially, we'll see how it warms...

Like the aroma, the flavor profile gets just a little sweeter as time passes. Still, it seems like something went wrong here. Like the Belgian yeast was just completed overpowered by booze and black patent malt.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Bruery tulip. The pour is very black with a typical viscosity for a beer of this magnitude. It sports a rather disappointingly thin head that demonstrates poor retention. The nose is very pleasant. Lots of dark chocolate, a hint of fruit, moderate roastiness, and very light on the char. It doesn't smell at all like a Russian Imperial Stout.

Full body with a very creamy, silky smooth feel that complements the rich flavor perfectly. Like the nose, this beer has lots of roast as well as a hefty dose of malty toffee-treacle sweetness, but it does not have any char or burnt flavors one finds in RISs. The creamy character and sweetness make this drink like an imperial milk stout. I get milk chocolate and cappuccino up front, then some vanilla, sweet cream, and a little dark fruit. I tend to find heavy dark fruit notes in stouts to be undesirable if they are too strong, as the tart notes clash with the roasty notes. Here, the fruit notes do not lend excessive tartness or off-balancing flavors (at least, they don't seem to for me), just a little more variety to the profile. A nice warming boozy slap hits you on the finish. It adds richness to the flavor without making the beer taste like kerosene.

If ever I have encountered a dessert beer, this is it. An ideal night cap on a chilly evening.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle poured into a 16 oz. glass. Very rich dark brown color with a dark tan 2 finger head. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, dark cherries. Alcohol is very prevalent. Yummy!!

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Photo of larryi86
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, dated 5/29/15, poured into a tulip

A, pitch black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, coffee, some hints of dark fruit, bananas, some alcohol.

T- Dark chocolate, some dark fruits, coffee, bananas, some alcohol, decently balanced.

M- Medium to full body, alcohol is fairly noticeable.

O- Yeast dominates this beer, a good take on an imperial stout. Worth picking up, a little boozy, but would probably be great in barrels.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a small dark cream colored head. looks kinda bland

smells like chocolate coffee, pretty nice aroma.

taste is sweet coffee with some chocolate. the alcohol is noticeable. a little harsh at the end.

overall this isn't great but i've had much better beers in this style. it's not bad either, maybe a little too much alcohol on the taste.

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Photo of maxifunk777
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The perfect Stout when your in the mood for a good stout but do not want drink up one of your best stouts.
Weyerbacher does it again another very good beer. Will buy again for sure.

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into tulip. thick and dark, no head. looks great. smells good. tastes ok. smells like raisins and chocolate. pretty solid belgian stout.

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Photo of bsk295
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout! Good cold or at room temperature. It is a very dark beer so you may be initial intimidated. This beer is not bitter and very drinkable. Please be careful as it has a high alcohol content.

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Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks like motor oil, tiny maybe refers to the dark brown head, it's tiny. Thick mouthfeel that lingers. Very much like drinking scotch has a smoky taste feel and smell. Very very pleasant to sip on, as it warms it opens up to figs and chocolate covered raisins. I actually lle this better at room temp. Great beer unlike anything else, it is an experience and is anything but tiny.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, alcohol, some coffee. Taste is charcoal, a good bit of alcohol, smokey, a bit of chocolate, but not nearly as much as the smell, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth, and overall a decent beer, but way to boozy for my liking.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Weyerbacher cuvee glass. Bottled 8/14/15, best before 8/14/17.

Pours as black as midnight, opaque, with a very small brown head that dissipates quickly. Viscous, with plenty of legs on it when swirled around in the glass. Dark chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt aroma. Rich, intense malt flavor. Bitter and roasty with no shortage of chocolate or coffee. Full bodied, long-lasting flavor. Mouthfeel is slick and could benefit from a little creaminess or thicker texture. Also,

TINY packs a punch and is one to be savored slowly. My expectations were high, as I was excited to see what Belgian yeast could do to an American Imperial Stout, but I did not get any Belgian yeast qualities out of it whatsoever, which was a slight letdown.

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Photo of gcasher
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic appearance of pitch black with dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells of bourbon and dark chocolate. Tastes of dark roast malt bourbon and chocolate plus a strong alcohol that warms the belly quickly. The mouthfeel is thin in contrast to the appearance. Overall, a fantastic stout.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a jet black with tan head that leaves very little retention. Smells of molasses and some dark malts. Tastes thick with hit alcohol notes that burn the throat, and some caramelized raisins and perhaps some dark fruit. Full bodied beer with an ample amount of bitterness. Definitely a booze bomb. If you're into this kind of beer then leave it for desert or your sole beer if the night. I think it could be improved by dialing down the alcohol and diversifying the malt bill.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.