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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

880 Ratings
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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 38
Gots: 200 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tewaris
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

C&C 750 poured into a snifter. ~1.5 years old at this point.

Near black colored (duh) with medium head and head retention. Simultaneously estery and roasty notes in the aroma. Tastes roasty but also fruity. Aside from the fruit, it resembles a Belgian ale in its body and bubbly mouthfeel. Not bad.

4, 3, 3.5, 4, 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of RyanGoodman
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Steasy66
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into snifter

A-Black, very little head.
S-Malty, red fruit, dark malt.
T-Estery, mild red fruit taste, not much roast, not that 'stout'y
M-Would like a bit more carbonation, consistency is fine for the taste, but thin for a stout.
O- If you don't expect a IS, this is a pretty decent beer, not sure what to call it.

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.

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Immortale25
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a motor oil black color with a 1/4 inch brown head that barely retains before whittling away to...nothing. Minimal lacing. About what I expected.

S- Sweet, roasty malt smell that morphs into a lot of booze fumes. Hints of oak and vanilla.

T- Molasses, maple syrup and a helluva lot of booze. Kind of hard to decipher many other flavors through the intensity of the alcohol. Maybe some smoke and certainly a bit of oak. There's some dark chocolate but is drowned out by the roast and booze. Lingering bitterness, but not in a hoppy way.

M- Very sharp and stinging from the booze. Heavy mouthfeel and low carbonation.

O- The shop where I purchased this has a very low amount of rotation and, since there's no freshness date, I had no idea how long this had been sitting on the shelf in the fluorescent light. So I figured I'd better open it sooner rather than later. I regret this decision because I feel it could use a lot more aging and maybe mellow out a bit alcohol-wise as a result. So, in the meantime, I shall take small sips slowly. Not a bad beer, just a bit premature.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes... Poured from 750 ml bottle into CBS snifter.

A) Black with a really nice looking 2 finger mocha head. The head settled slowly to a dusting. Nice retention, despite the high ABV. This was nice to swirl about and gaze at.

S) Nice malt sweetness, chocolate, a little dark fruit, definitely some booze, but this does not dominate the aroma.

T) Nice... Brown sugar, vanilla extract, chocolate, light bitterness for balance, not tasting the fruit I picked up with the aroma, a bit of alcohol.

M) Pretty much full bodied, light carbonation. Man, this was nice and smooth. The finish and aftertaste bring some alcohol heat, but don't crush your palate.

O) There was nothing tiny about the aroma, flavor and ABV this beer brings to the party. This was a fine sipper start to finish. I would gladly recommend.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tiny pours a black color, with a nice size tan head. There is a nice mellow chocolate smells, with a nice malty undertone. There is a nice complex taste, the alcohol hits the palette first, stings just a little bit, has a nice wine flavor, finishes with a good chocolate flavors. Bits of banana flavors there too. The strong alcohol makes it a bit hard to drink, but its still a very nice flavor. Overall a very good beer, a nice stout, but a nice interesting beer.

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4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Cork and Cage closure. Bottle Conditioned.
Gift given 8/2011, thanks Sean. Well stored and aged by Sean a home brewer.

110510 110515 stamped on neck of bottle, born on and best by dates?

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Snifter.

Pours a nice 1/8 head which rapidly diminishes to a thin film, dark colored head, easily revived with a swirl. A lively Stout. Black, opaque color.

The aroma is quite vinous and full of rich malt, yeast, dark cocoa, and scents of dark bread and vanilla. As it warms just a hint of the ABV comes thru, very enjoyable to me. Complex.

Crisp, wonderfully carbonated entry on the palate of rich dark malt, the cocoa and vinous components follow from the nose. The very full mouth feel, combined with the flavor intensity and fine carbonation produce an excellently balanced brew. The substantial 11.8% ABV is completely buried by the distinct flavors and balanced acidity. It has some sweetness but it’s just not that noticeable with all the other flavors going on. As this stout warms a hint of the ABV comes out, thank you very much! Delicious!

Long finish of rich cocoa malt with hints of vinous yeast. Very fine.

This is just a delicious stout. I suppose the yeast and vinous character of this Stout make it a Belgium style. At almost 12% ABV, the name Tiny is amusing.
Whatever, it works as this is a Stout with lots of flavor, complexity and distinctly vinous flavor components. Exceptionally delicious.
If the date codes are as I read them this Stout is 1 ½ years old plus. You would never know it, as it tastes fresh and alive as if just tapped. Another job well done by the highly underrated Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Highly recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

A: Opaque plum-brown, with a bubbly but brittle 2 finger toffee-colored head. Shimmering microbubble lacing, which is where the Belgian shows through.

S: Toasty brown sugar, Belgian yeast swirls, chocolate malts, dark cherries, spicy booze, banana, candied sugars, bubble gum notes. There's a lot more in there that I can't place.

T: Chocolate Amaretti cookies, dark cherries, plums, banana and bubble gum from the Belgian yeast, and a finish of dry grassy hops.

M: Viscous out of the gates, syrupy almost. Spiiiicccyyyy booze, dry finish. Very interesting. It's the perfect feel for the style blend.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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