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TINY - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

344 Reviews
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Reviews: 344
Hads: 1,007
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 20.2%
Wants: 45
Gots: 265 | 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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Photo of EMV
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a very dark brown, almost black with two fingers of brown head that falls quickly.

S: Roasted malts and grains predominate. Chocolate and coffee are there as well.

T/F: Roasted malts and chocolate. Mild smokiness. Nice alcoholic warmth. Moderate carbonation.

O: A very good imperial stout and a nice representation of the style. Solid flavor and dangerously high ABV. Solid beer from Weyerbacher and I'd love to try it aged in oak.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Dark brown, opaque in color with a thin, coffee colored head and minimal lacing. I'm not getting a lot of smell but there is definitely chocolate, coffee, and malt. Very nicely flavored with chocolate, coffee, some vanilla or butterscotch sweetness, and some cherry or other dark fruit. The flavor grows on me with each sip. You can tell it's 11.8% by the alcohol burn. Excellent mouthfeel; it reminds me of Sunday Morning Stout. Overall, I really enjoyed this offering from Weyerbacher, which is one of my favorite brewers. I'll purchase more of it

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big frothy head. Smells of roasted malts. Alcohol smacks you in the face, but goes down rather smooth even if bitter. Overall one of the best Imperial Stouts I've had.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Weyerbacher's Tiny a couple of weeks ago for $8.99 at The Lager Mill. This one caught my eye and it's been awhile since I've had a Belgian style Imperial Stout, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown corked and caged 750ml bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice, it's a nice take on the name and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a finger and a half worth of dark tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the Belgian yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a typical Belgian yeast aroma with some spices seeming to sick out the most and it's followed by a light alcohol aroma. Up next comes the malts which impart some sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate and light black licorice like aromas with some dark fruits showing up towards the end impart some a dark cherry like aromas. The aroma is pretty nice, but I wish it was a little more balanced.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the Belgian yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time it's a little lighter. Up next comes a noticeable alcohol flavor that's a little boozy and it's followed by the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with no single aspect showing up the most and they seem to stick out a little more this time. Towards the end comes that same dark fruit aspect from the aroma with dark cherries still sticking out the most and it had a lighter amount of bitterness with some more sweetness and boozyness showing up with a roasted malt, Belgian yeast and dark cherry like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, i thought it had some good balance.

M- A little smooth, a little crisp, sticky, a little creamy, chewy, warming, a little filling, full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice but I wish the alcohol was a better hidden.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was good example of a Belgian Style Imperial Stout, it was a little rough around the edges, but for the most part it had everything that I look for in the style and I ended up liking it. This beer had ok drinkability, I think one glass is the perfect amount for me, but I'm sure I'll be able to make through the whole bottle. What I like the most about this beer was the balance when it came to the taste, it was just where I wanted it to be and I thought it the appearance was really nice also. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for the style, it's pretty well priced for what it is and I would recommend trying this if your looking for a nice Belgian Style Imperial Stout. All in all I liked this beer, but I think with just a little bit of work this could be a very good beer. It's one of the better Weyerbacher beers I've had and It's above average for the style. Nice job guys, this was a tasty Belgian Style Imperial Stout.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours viscous black with a fluffy brown head, great retention and some lacing. Aroma of tobacco, berries, dried figs, chocolate and a hint of booze. Flavor fallows aroma with a distinct Belgian dark strong ale yeast, some roasted coffee, sweet currants and just a little warmth from the high ABV. Massive mouthfeel, creamy body, perfect carbonation for the style, with a slight bite of booze on the finish.

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Photo of bman13
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very sweet for a stout ( which in my case, is not a good thing ) Belgian beers aren't my thing, and with that aside, I still try to rate by style instead of my personal preference. I suppose for a Belgian stout, it's pretty good. I'm getting a ton of candy malt flavors that dominate the slightly coffee/ chocolate flavors that RIS and american stouts possess. When the beer warms up, the flavors are a little more dominant,but not by a whole lot. It's also EXTREMELY carbonated, way more than a stout should be IMO. I guess I was expecting it to be more "stout" ish than it is, but it is by no means bad. If belgian beers are your thing, I'm sure that you'll love this. That's just not my case however.

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Photo of predikit
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of classixIII
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, dark, dark with a thick deep copper brown head. Robust and flavorful with a somewhat creamy feel. The high ABV is well hidden in the bold taste.

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm not quite sure why this is described as an American Imperial Stout when the bottle is clearly labeled Belgian Imperial Stout.
This is one is a heavy hitter, the subtleties of a Belgian stout combined with the clout and luscious mouthfeel of a double stout.
I slowly bought out the supply at Broadway Dive on the Upper West Side over a 2-3 month period.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark with nice, thick very brown head.

Smell: Pleasant and complex. I get hints of coffee, some spiciness from hops, as well as a sweetness similar to a Belgian ale. Overall a nice mix of aromas can smell both the hops and roasted malts.

Taste: Excellent taste. There is both a strong malt flavor with some bitterness from the hops, but it is not too bitter, nor too sweet. The alcohol is prominent too. There is a sweetness at the end. The balance between the various flavors is great.

Feel: The feel is thick in the mouth, and almost creamy.

This is one of the best imperial stouts I've tasted. You will enjoy it if you like a bold stout with a strong alcohol kick. It is complex, and every time I drink it, I get something new. Definitely a beer to drink again.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black and with a bit of thickness to the pour. A creamy head of chocolate colored foam falls slowly for the abv and leaves a layer on top. The nose is chocolate, crisp brown sugar and a bit of smooth caramel. A light bit of fragrant vanilla and a little bit of weak coffee. The chocolate is sweet and seems to fill up the nose with a bit of the other malt qualities laying low just beside it. A very faint hint of smoke but it's so terribly faint. taste is a bit of dark fruit with light licorice. A good mouthfeel that's full but dry and has a good carbonation to lighten the thickness of it. No alcohol on the nose or on the palate. This is a satisfying slow sipper with a lovely complexity that seems to captivate as it drinks. There is only a slight warmth form that trememndous abv in the swallow and it finishes with a touch of bitterness from roast. A bit of spice comes forward on the nose as it warms and really adds to the intracacy of this beer.

It's excellent.

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Photo of Dwkasper
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

A: dark, very thin mocha head

S: bananas, booze, milk chocolate, licorice, nutty, super complex nose

T: Tricky, does not follow the nose but delicious, light and chocolate

M: high carbonation with a big alcohol burn.

O: this is a highly interesting beer. The Belgian yeast and stout style actually go together well. I enjoyed it fresh but it has a big alcohol burn. Wish I had an aged bottle to compare, it would probably be delicious

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Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Banana, spice, smoke, chocolate, warm alcohol, licorice, caramel, and toffee.

Taste: On top of everything else mentioned above, I'm picking up a little licorice. A little bitterness in the rear too. Nice milk chocolate too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, nice warm alcohol, a little bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I like their Belgian yeast in this beer. Bananas and spicy make it more approachable and enjoyable. Definitely having more of these in the future.

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Photo of Acidik_Inc
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Well this was a crazy beer at 11.8 ABV but the amount of carbonation really made this blend well. For this much beer and high ABV, you can't beat the price at $7

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottled 5/9/14, BB 5/9/19 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt
Head small (2 cm), medium brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing – basically none – a rare very tiny island of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt and weak coffee taste, some date/fig overtones; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.0625. Final weighted score: 4.125
This is a tasty imperial stout – don’t hold the “Belgium-style” against it. The coffee flavor could be a little more pronounced without hurting the taste and the barely noticeable yeast phenolics don’t ruin the flavor. A less fizzy more lasting head and more lacing would be good but the beer is still attractive without them.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Enjoyed from a bomber with cork top. YUM!

Ahhhh....a total winner. This Belgian imperial stout pours a thick luxurious black with a
beautiful frothy tan head and nice lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, crème brulee, coffee,
and Belgian earthy sweetness. Tons of dark chocolate on the front, dark roasted coffee on
the middle, and creamy sweetness on the back. Fantastic thick yet smooth mouthfeel, thick
and sumptuous, velvety goodness with the addition of just the right amount of Belgian yeast.
Alcohol is extremely well hidden. A personal favorite I have yet to tire of. Stout lovers TAKE

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. It was not what I was expecting; I was thinking it would be a creamy thick stout until I took my first drink. This flavor & mouthfeel actually reminded me a Gulden Draak or even Grimbergen. Then I read the label more closely and saw "Belgian Style." Ok, makes sense now.

A: This pours a deep black color; I poured this into a brandy snifter and it looked like it wasn't going to have a head, but then foamed up a good 1/2" at the end. Nice tan color, when swirled left very bubbly residue on side of glass. Appetizing look.

S: Not entirely strong smells, but a pleasing sweet yeasty smell.

T: Very interesting for me; was caught by surprise, it looked like it was going to be a thick creamy beer but tasted very sweet with a caramelized grain flavor on the back sides to finish. I thought I was sitting down for a meal and ended with a very sweet refreshing stout. The flavor could really be compared to a Grimbergen Dubbel, which is when I noticed the "Belgian" tag on the description. Makes sense.

M: Very effervescent. This almost had the mouth feel of champagne to me. Not quite so bubbly, but very close. Very interesting, it makes the beer feel lighter than it is. It feels like a beer that could be drunk quickly, but considering the ABV, sipped this one out.

O: I would certainly recommend this to any friend. Those who enjoy Gulden Draak or Grimbergen Dubbel will most definitely enjoy this beer. Well done.

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Photo of threeviews
4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml corked & caged bottle (no Bottled On or Best By date listed) into a Lost Abbey branded Rastal Teku 2.0 stemmed glass.

A- The pour reveals an absolutely motor oil black liquid capped by about 1-finger's worth of a brown head dissipating rather quickly. Considering the elevated ABV, I didn't expect much head retention. (4.75)

S- Aromas of milk chocolate and espresso play amazing well with the fruity esters from the Belgian yeast creating the illusion of a banana split sundae. As it warms, I am able to detect molasses, vinous notes (reminiscent of a port wine), vanilla, alcohol and a hint of anise. (5.0)

T- Espresso-like astringency from the heavy dose of roasted barley hits the palate first. Sweetness is detected mid-palate from the dark-kilned malts Belgian yeast which lingers. The finish is long and some alcohol warmth is felt as it slides down the throat. (4.75)

M- The body falls squarely on the heavier side of medium. Although I have consumed Tiny previously with very little carbonation, this particular bottle/batch features a lively carbonation which helps both open the palate and as it warms, keeps the beer from ever becoming cloying. (4.75)

O- Not only does Tiny stand as the epitome for the style (and stands proudly above other respected Imperial Stouts like Stone's IRS), you cannot (and will not) find something of this caliber for the price (~$7-$8 bottle). The only thing that would make Tiny a perfect 5.0 is by throwing it into some bourbon barrels (and am confident that it would rank alongside Bourbon County and KBS). Until then, the beer is great, the oxymoronic title is great and the (recently updated) artwork is great...world class! (4.75)

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Photo of GJ40
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Photo of Brenden
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of richj1970
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

O: A very interesting twist on an imperial stout. The Belgian yeast adds a nice touch. Probably not my go to choice in a stout, but a very enjoyable brew none the less.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from a great trade with Mike! Pitch black pour with two finger caramel-colored head that quickly faded leaving nice lacing. Unique roasty nose with a strong vinous character along with hints of espresso, licorice, cocoa, dark fruits, toffee, and some subtle smoke. The taste is earthy and vinous and pretty much mirrors the nose. Hints of cocoa, grapes, espresso, licorice, dark chocolate, black pepper, dark fruits, leather, tobacco, port wine, and smoke. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, velvety smooth, subtly creamy, incredibly drinkable for the ABV, and continues the vinous theme. Overall, a very nice surprise. Unique and crazy drinkable! Highly recommended!

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've seen dark brown almost to the point of black but this is freakin black as a no moon midnight. Extremely rich dark brown layered mahogany dense head. Tis a thing of beauty.

Aromas of sweet cream, malty, cocoa powder, hops and a candy store.

Big on character, vanilla, dark/bakers chocolate, bitter hop and coffee roast.

Heavier body and clean finish. I enjoyed this better at cooler temps.

Magnificent depth and character needs to be repeated. At $7.49 a 1 pint 9 ounce bottle and 11abv, this is a no brainer-ALL DAY LONG! Goodnight Irene.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.