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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 38
Gots: 208 | 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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Ratings: 891 | Reviews: 321
Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting courtesy of smaisch.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt, slight fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is the same with an alcohol finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but the Belgian yeast used makes for some interesting aromas and flavors.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a dark tan head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and dark fruits are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate and roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the chocolate and roasted malt flavors are a little stronger. Little, if any alcohol or bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting stout that seems to exhibit properties of a stout and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. The masking of the alcohol makes this very drinkable.

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head really on a jet black body that looks thick. Nice vanilla and roasted malt and Belgian yeast in the aroma. This one isn't cold which makes it different. This one is spicy and peppery up front moving to roasted malts, light espresso, bourbon and earthy hops.thick body and moderate carbonation. This one is very good and probably better cool. This is a very complete stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: After a promising start, the big mocha head atop the black liquid fades quickly; the head scatters some patchy lace, however

Smell: Plenty of boozy soaked dark fruit, sweetened chocolate and earthy tones

Taste: Yeasty, slightly boozy and chocolaty, up front, with a dose of sweet dark fruit; by mid-palate, the chocolate flavors get stronger and, after the swallow, the yeast lends an earthy Belgian complexity; long, slightly vinous finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with effervescent carbonation

Drinkability: Weyerbacher has refined this brew over time; drinking a 2014 shows the impact versus my original review in 2010; they really have captured the essence of a Belgian Imperial Stout

Photo of BEERchitect
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the taste of "stout" and "Belgium" collide, the mind doesn't think of things dainty, or finesse, or small- But Tiny is like having a chihuahua and naming him Killer.

The massive ale kicks off with a viscous and creamy appearance. Its dark weight looks like motor oil until it builds a tightly knit meringue on top. Its dark body is ominous with black opaqueness. Its head retains the session with intermittent lace throughout.

Bold aromas of fresh-brewed espresso and chocolate waft about the nose, but does so with an aura of wine-like complexity. Bunt toffee, molasses and charred toast fold in on scents of port wine, grape, and sherry wine. Its sweet and savory overtones are nearly mouthwatering heading into the first sip.

To taste, the expected flavors of espresso, bitter chocolate and hearty black-strap molasses align on the palate with full lush and savory effects. But the tart fruitiness of under-ripened berries, grape, figs, dates, prunes and raisins all take on an earthy stone-fruit flavor that heightens a sense of meatiness. Its light peppery qualities are spicy and bleed into the alcohol flavor for a mix of fresh-cracked peppercorn and brandy.

Its viscous mouthfeel is creamy and verbose with the ample carbonation and residual sweetness- kind of like a marshmallow peep for stout lovers. The beer's slow and even fade to semi-dry and spicy warmth textures extends well into the next sip.

The beer's super-bold flavor, feel, and complexity does a great job to deliver new tastes with each sip as the beer warms to reveal its secrets and the palate becomes accustomed to its charm. But one thing's for sure- Tiny is anything but small.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of anis seed notes with light roasted character and some lactose notes. Taste is a very nice mix between some anis seed, lactose and light roasted malt with a nice dry creamy finish with some black chocolate. Body is full with great creamy texture with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nicely brewed with great mix between the different elements – drinking way too nicely for amount of alcohol in this beer.

Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think it's safe to say this probably my favorite Weyerbacher release as of yet. The first time I went to get some it was already sold out and sure enough they released it again and I made sure I got a bottle that time around. The beer is a big stout, I love the look of the pour, the carbonation give this beer a similar look to a really thick Guinness or something. This brew is so dark, it looks so good in a chalice or goblet. The head is a rich looking brown color and very thick and smooth. The aroma is of some Belgian yeasts that are kind of hidden by the bigger aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. This stout taste like something out of a dream to me. The richness of the dark chocolate with some serious dry hops in the aftertaste. It's got some sweetness and then some bitterness, it got different levels going on in it. Overall I would buy this again anytime. I think any stout fan would enjoy this brew.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this one, served it with cake for everyone I really think it went off quite well. Poured into several snifters, this one was consumed on 05/16/2010.

Really nice pour here, really just perfectly done with a pitch black yield and a huge, towering, billowing head of chocolate colored foam on top that would not go anywhere, settled down slowly but never completely it left a huge sticky, gooey mess along the sides of the glass.

The aroma was vanilla, molasses, coffee, brown sugar, hints of some hoppiness coming through now as it warms up, very intriquing and quite different then what I was expecting to be honest, but again very nicely done i have to admit. Each sip again brought forth a great mix of flavors and tastes. Rich belgian yeast is balanced against a wonderful chocolate and coffee base. Diving further into it really brings out vanilla and hoppy tones, especially in the finish which just screams of light citrus and dryness while balancing a nearly superb roasted malt. All of the ABV is hidden so damn well, I could have sworn this thing was around 6 percent. I mean where the hell was the alcohol here?

Overall just a superb new one from weyerbacher. Would have no issues at all with trying this one again any day. Just fantastic.

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 ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a jet black body with a modestly-sized, very faintly beige-hinted head.

Smell: A variety of roasted malts, hunks of dark chocolate, and kitchen counter spices, though it's easily cut right down the middle by sharp wafts of lacquery alcohol, licorice, and plum juice.

Taste: Dark, roasted maltiness topped with chopped plums, mashed-up bananas, chewing gum, cracked cloves, black licorice, and coated with bittersweet chocolate. It's plenty sweet. Noticed vein of alcohol. Roasty, earthen bitterness tucked inside. Sustained spiciness throughout. Semi-dry, warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Soft, smooth body.

Drinkability: Hmm, maybe it's me, but I've got a slight feeling of Déjà vu. It's not exactly tiny, but, maybe it is a bit thirteen-y.

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a cola brown head of bubbly foam. It left thin, sticky patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of dried fruits - plum and raisin and a strong roasted malt aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee. There was a mild booziness with bourbon-like notes.

M - It was soft and smooth. Almost a little creamy. A medium to full bodied ale.

D - This is a pretty good Imperial Stout. The Belgian style twist is a little unusual, though.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

I'm treating this as a Belgian stout, rather than a BSDA (na na na na boo boo, stick yer head in doo-doo!). Deal with it. I know I will. This guy pours a straight obsidian capped by over a finger of rich soil-colored foam. Off the top o' my head, I'd say it's the third darkest head I've yet seen (behind Zhukov and some unknown brew). The nose comprises raisins, figs, a heft of rum, and some coffee simpering in the other room. It's like one of those snot-nosed kids that have to make noise while there's company over. Just ignore them; they crave attention, positive or negative. Brats. Anyway, the taste holds notes of bitter cocoa, raisins, figs, black cherries, red apples, and a bready yeast in the back (more aggressive than the coffee smell, but not by much). The body is medium, with an active carbonation (a lot higher than expected) and a chewy, but in no way very sticky or mouth-coating, feel. Not bad, overall, but nothing all that special.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An impressive head of brown froth rises steadily as you pour "Tiny" into your glass. It forms an inch and a half or more of pillowy foam that lasts for quite some time above the black body beneath. It leaves walls of solid lace about the glass; and once the head has fallen it appears almost orange as it forms a ring along the sides of the glass.

The aroma is sugary and cocoa-ish with notes of dark fruit, backed by yeasty spice and roastiness. It's interesting, but it doesn't convey the complexity that's to be found in the flavor.

In the mouth the carbonation is released as the beer warms, foaming up and becoming pillowy before settling down to a smoother, almost velvety feel. It's a little bit much at first, but as you work your way through the glass and a bit of that carbonation is released it becomes much softer and smoother.

The flavor is complex, and certainly rich. It starts with candy (sugar and vanilla) and dark fruit (raisin, plum) with a bit of spice, then displays a lot of chocolate and cocoa across the middle, and ends with more candy-ish and spicy Belgian character. There are also some leafy hop flavors across the middle and throughout the finish, adding another component; and a contrast to the candy notes. It's sweet, but it's also dry, no doubt due in part to the yeasty spiciness and the drying alcohol.

But the alcohol is never really apparent (in your first glass) besides adding to the spiciness, which is fairly surprising for a brew of 11.8% abv, and lends greatly to its drinkability. The Belgian character also gives it more complexity and depth of character than might be expected, and there's certainly enough going on to keep it interesting.

Worth trying!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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