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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

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Ratings: 879
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".
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of gestyr
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 1 750ML into a snifter.

A: Pours a rich black with a long lasting brown head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Coffee, roasty, vinous, fruity in that order.

T: Very rich.roasted grains with coffee overtones followed by some fruitiness and a very vinous flavor and then there is a lingering alcohol aftertaste that is not un-pleasent.

M: Thick and creamy as you would expect of an imperial stout. There is a bit of sting from the alcohol

O: It was good but I would not drink this every day. It is smooth and flavorful with a good balance but I would save this for special occasions. It would go really well with a bittersweet chocolate cake.

Photo of projectflam86
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle.

A- Pours a jet black color with a deep dark brown head that leaves great lacing. Looks very impressive.

S- Roasted malt and smoke with a touch of familiar Belgian yeast scents. Maybe a touch of dark fruit in there as well.

T- Similar to the nose with the roasted malt showing itself a bit more forcefully. Very roasted and smoky initially with a touch of char and alcohol in the finish.

M- Full bodied with very high carbonation.

O- An ok brew but probably not one that I'll pick up again soon.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Turns a Dogfish Head snifter pitch black while producing a half-inch, dark chestnut, rocky head. There is some lacing and a good amount of viscosity on the glass.

Sweet, fruity aromas mixed with alcoholic fumes. Vanilla, licorice, and macerated cherries mix well. Spiciness develops with warmth.

Overall, the flavors are clear, with a pop of bitterness and roasted malt. This Stout is on the sweeter side with chocolate, dates and cherries. The finish starts strong, then lingers with a pronounced vanilla flavor.

Velvety smooth with a full body, lively carbonation and high alcohol. The syrupiness prevents the alcohol from becoming hot or warming.

This is a great sipping beer on its own and would stand up to bold foods. Tiny builds with warmth and would be great over fudge brownies or with a cigar.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of billab914
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I believe this is a 2010 vintage. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my CBS snifter. It poured black in color with a thin, fizzy head that dissipated quickly.

The aroma mixes a chocolaty, slightly roasty imperial stout characteristic with some estery, fruity, very slightly spicy Belgian yeast flavors. I get some notes of apple or grape mixing in with the chocolate.

The taste shows a lot of crisp fruits to it. The chocolaty, imperial stout flavors try to come out in the finish but they seem overshadowed by the crisp fruits and belgian yeast spice. Not nearly enough stout flavors came through for me.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being high. Overall I didn't really care for it. The crisp fruits and estery yeast spices dominated and didn't really compliment very well. The high carbonation in it didn't really work for me either. This one was just not for me.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of rlee1390
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep black with a 2-3 finger deep brown head.

S-Roast malt, coffee, some belgian yeast/darker fruits

T-Roasted malt, a coffee flavor that seems off somehow, with some dark fruits as well.

M-Medium bodied, but not very creamy

O-At the end of the the day the coffee flavor was just slightly off. Maybe it was another flavor not meshing well with the coffee, but either way something wasn't right.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch 1; sampled November 2011.
A solid pour into my Lost Abbe Teku glass produces a four-finger thick, light cocoa brown colored head. The beer is a concentrated brown, almost perfectly black color that is quite opaque, even when held up to the light. The beer smells of a dark chocolate and coffee candy, lots of burnt prune notes, some spicy alcohol notes, a touch of roasted chalk and some clove notes that mix in with the dark fruitiness that is here. Really the roast character is the dominant note here, as it should be in an Imperial Stout, but the spice character gets quite a bit prominent as the beer warms up.

There is a soft, slightly creamy texture to this beer, though it certainly isn’t a heavy beer for something of this strength. There are lots of clove phenolics here that accentuate a prune flavor, though the clove note is definitely more pronounced. Ample roasted notes adds a smooth, malted coffee note up front, a touch of burnt bitterness more towards the finish, and then a drying, sort of chalky like, burnt note that lingers in the finish along with the spicy, sweet seeming clove notes. There is a touch of cardamom to the spiciness and the alcohol also accentuates a touch of tongue numbing character from the phenolics. As the beer warms up it seems to end a bit on the thin side. The yeast takes this a bit into a medicinal, sort of children’s aspirin like note after a bit as well.

The Belgian yeast seems to dry this beer out a bit more than is typical in a normal Imperial Stout, and the clove and phenolics add an edge to this beer that is a bit more pronounced than would be necessary for this to absolutely work. Not a horrible beer, but it certainly isn’t quite what I want to be drinking either.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MONKandTUCK
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a la Trappe chalice, the beer is thick and black. A brown cap forms on top. For people who like big, dark beers, this is heaven.

A - Belgian spice manages to climb up and compete with roast and caramel. Not as stunning as the visual, for me, but I think a lot of people accustomed to Stout would really like the char notes.

T - Belgian spice, caramel, anise, tobacco. What differentiates this one from a normal RIS are the funky Belgian yeast, a plus, and the ashey finish, a detriment. Traditionally, Black Patent malt has been used in RIS's, but this one had too much. The heat is restrained; it's warming quality off-sets the big flavors.

M - Heavy and thick, but still manages to to finish dry. This isn't cloying like many Weyerbacher beers.

O - I am surprised I drank as much of this beer as I did. Weyerbacher beers are often sweet and hot. I'm not sure how much time this beer had to mellow, but it was drier and smoother than customary of this brewery. I'd imagine the yeasts deserves most of that credit.

While enjoyable, at no point was I blown away by the flavors of this beer. Worse, the roasted bitterness became too much. There was no creaminess or as much development of flavors as in the best Stouts, largely because of the more severe roasted malts.

There are some great qualities here that will eventually cause me to seek TINY out again. But it really sucks when your beer begins to taste like an ash tray.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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%

Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 879 ratings.