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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

757 Ratings
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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 32
Gots: 163 | FT: 16
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:
ABV may vary. "Belgian Imperial Stout".

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010)
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Photo of suspect

New York

3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Pours a pitch black, totally opaque beer. Aggressive pour leads to a 3/4 finger head that sticks around for a few minutes before dissipating to an espresso-colored ring around the top of the glass. Some lacing, but not much to speak of.

S: Toasted malts hit first, alcohol is a close second. Sweet, dark fruits come in later, prunes perhaps.

T: Toasted malts again hit first with more prevalent chocolate and prunes or plums. The fruit really fills up the middle of the taste and is quickly overrun by black licorice. Not near as much as the Belgo-Anise IRS from Stone but close.

M: Low carbonation, this beer coats the mouth with creamy goodness. Really nice mouthfeel here...once the licorice goes away.

O: This is a weird one for me. Sometimes my sips are enjoyable, sometimes they just aren't. I don't think I'd run out and go buy a bottle of this but it's not a bad attempt.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 01:41:44 | More by suspect
Photo of FightingEntropy


4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black beer that's pretty in the glass except for the chocolate brown head that falls flat almost before you can catch sight of it. Very subdued nose--some spice, roasted malt and chocolate, but light and easily overlooked. Sweet and slightly cloying initial taste on top of a roast and chocolate with a slight carbonic bite. Taste lingers nicely on the tongue and provides a pleasant evening sipping on the warming and slightly hot alcoholic beer. Maybe slightly out of style, but a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 00:15:24 | More by FightingEntropy
Photo of baldmasterflex


3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

25.4oz Cork and Cage.

Pours a dark black with a nice light brown colored head. The head dissipates quickly and the body is actually pretty thin. No lacing or clinging to speak of.

Smell is foremost booze, with the belgiany sharp sour smell, with a bit of coffee, chocolate malt.

Taste is very quad-like, dark fruits, grapes, with the background of chocolate, coffee stout.

Mouthfeel is very thin and supercarbonated, not like a soda, but much more than i enjoy.

Drinkability is alright, smooth but sooo boozy that it burns a bit.

Maybe im in over my head. I looove impy stouts but i think that this is a blend of 2 styles, a quad and an imperial stout, that falls short of expectations for both. I think it more closely aligns with a Quad but i was hoping for more of an Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 04:09:04 | More by baldmasterflex
Photo of bogus564

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint, 9.4 oz, poured into a pint glass.

Enjoying the weekend, might as well enjoy another new beer. I have a fridge full of old favorites, so this is my last untried one. That said, here goes...

A: After a half an hour (gross exaggeration; it was only twenty minutes) futzing with the cork, I'm finally able to pour this beer. And for that work, it does look like a stout, and a Guinness at that. The foam rolls like that that, then stops, though. The beer itself is very dark brown, and the head is huge, taking up half the volume of the glass.

S: I've been careful of late to make sure that I don't have the A/C running, as it can interfere with the smelling process. This one smells of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, and alcohol.

T: Holy cow, it's pretty sweet. Not as sweet as the Southern Tier stouts, but in the same neighborhood. I'm picking up coffee, chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, orange, raisins or prunes (could be both), and alcohol (at 11.8% ABV, you really can't hide it). Still, the proportions are good, so it ends up tasting nice. A little creamy as well; interesting, to say the least.

M: Mouthfeel is jolly good, bordering on great. Full disclosure: I'm a stout guy, so I like the way this one is carbonated, full-bodied, and washes over the palate, leaving a dry, slightly hoppy finish. For its style, it feels really good.

O: Overall, a really good beer. At 11.8% ABV and 1 pint, 9.4 oz, it's the equivalent of drinking 7.029 NASCAR beers in one bottle, so be careful out there. I'd highly recommend it with barbequed or grilled red meat. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 21:51:21 | More by bogus564
Photo of siradmiralnelson


4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml corked and caged into Tulip.

A. 3 finger dark tan colored head. Color is pure black. Thick lacing. Very good retention.

S. Roasted malt. Milk Chocolate. Very sweet smelling. A little musty. Nice chocolatey smell. A good sweet smelling stout that is not all about coffee.

T. Interesting. Lots of chocolate flavor with roasted malt. Sweet. Has some noticeable alcohol heat. Definitely big stout flavor. Has a littly dry musty taste. Pretty smooth.

M. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering sweetness.

O. Impressed. This definetly isnt Tiny. This is a big ass stout, but it is very smooth. Good beer. I really liked this one, and would seek it out again. Good value on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 23:07:30 | More by siradmiralnelson
Photo of BeerLover99


3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black body, tan trace head, no lacing

S: belgian yeast, floral, roasted nuts, cocoa

T: yeast, citrus up front, caramel, coffee, chocolate, malt,
light roasted finish

M: med body, smooth, little carbonation bubbly mouth

O: I love Imperial Stouts, this one was solid.
Could be a little heavier in body for the ABV,
which is well hidden. Would recommend this,
but not a must have. I do like Weyerbacher.


Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 17:46:12 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of lawlerj


4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass.

A - pours an oily black w/ deep tan head. Can't see through this one. Nice big head with an agressive pour. Settles out fairly quickly.

S - dark bitter chocolate and roasted malt, coffee in the mix as well. Not detecting the purported Belgian yeast. A little bit of alcohol in the mix as well. Also a bit of a banana mixed with dark fruit as well - not sure where that's coming from.

T - creamy chocolate and coffee are prominent on the front. Belgian yeast mixed in, just a bit, not quite as prominent as I would have expected. There's a nice crisp pop on the finish that leaves me very satisfied.

M - medium to heavy bodied. Not as heavy as I would have expected, definitely contributes to the drinkability. At almost 12% ABC, quite dangerous. But also awesome.

O - overall an intersting twist on an imperial stout. For such a high ABV, the drinkability is impressive, and the flavor is very enjoyable. I'd be interested to see what this would taste like after a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 23:50:59 | More by lawlerj
Photo of cmq103

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. I picked up a bottle at the Shop Rite Liquors in Hamilton, NJ for $6.99, which I thought was a pretty good price. I do like the corked bottle style.

Appearance: Dark as night with practically no head even with a moderate pour. Thinner than I expected for an Imperial Stout with a faint light brown ring wishing it was head. I see some ratings note a thicker head. Not the case with my pour. No freshness date on the bottle so I don't know how old it is.

Smell: Moderately sweet dark chocolate, freshly brewed roasted coffee grinds, malt with an ever so slight booziness in the finish. I expected a bigger nose for this Imperial Stout, a lot bigger. This is a bit more on the mild side and I didn't catch any of the Belgian aromas.

Taste: Malty roasted oats with sweet chocolate, molasses goodness. "Tiny" this beer is not. Abundance of flavor with each and every sip. Surprised and impressed, but I only catch a hint of the Belgian style in the finish. Not nearly as boozy as you would expect from this 11%'er. I think Weyerbacher did a pretty good job at taming the alcohol on the tongue. As the beer warmed closer to room temperature, the alcohol warmth became more prominent. Not in bad way though. I actually enjoyed it more.

Mouthfeel: Almost no carbonation but thicker on the tongue than what I observed during the initial pour. Still very smooth on the tongue. I saw a few ratings that mention the beer was too carbonated. I did not sense that at all with my bottle and thought it was a little flat for my liking.

Overall: I think this beer would do well when aged in the cellar. I haven't come across a Weyerbacher beer that I didn't enjoy. This is a slow sipping beer with a unique blend of flavors. A very good representation for the BIS style at a reasonable price.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 01:45:09 | More by cmq103
Photo of evilkalla


2.4/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving: 750ml bottle into an ale glass.

A: Pours a pretty solid black color, with an inch or so of head on it. A little more head than I'm used to compared to other imperial stouts. Head dissipated to about an eighth inch fairly fast.

S: With my defective nose I detect some dark chocolate notes, some raisin and other fruit. Not bad, though average IMHO.

T: Smoked dark malt with a sharp, astringent note to it up front. Alcohol is heavy and overpowers the flavor. Not well balanced at all.

M: Has a fairly thick mouthfeel which is good, but the huge alcohol burn, not so much.

O: Not impressed by this at all. The taste is rather harsh and the alcohol presence is way too much. I would not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 23:38:05 | More by evilkalla
Photo of mikereaser


3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pitch black with 3 inches of tan foam that slowly faded, no lacing at all

S - very faint aroma, dark chocolate, some vanilla and toffee
T - deep rich chocolate flavor, dark fruits, vanilla and toffee, its very chocolatey
M - a bit too carbonated for me, could be smoother, medium bodied
D - decent flavor but probably not one I'd grab again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 01:12:41 | More by mikereaser
Photo of Wadsey


2/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tiny, vintage unknown although I've owned this bottle for around a year

Served in DFH signature glass

A: Pours black with massive, rocky head that would look at home atop a golden ale. After the head crashes, some arcs of foam are left on the glass. 

S: Molasses, earth, Belgian spiciness and alcohol constitute most of smell. Additional aromas include floral notes and anise. 

T: Less malty sweetness and fewer roasted malt characteristics than I expected, and the anise/black licorice plays a larger role than it did on nose. Spicy and flowery. Acetone, light dried fruits and alcohol dominate much of taste--to the detriment of this beer.  Burnt malt and plastic make up finish. 

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Anemic seems like an apt description. Boozy and dry. 

O: Tiny seems like an imperial stout made on the cheap. I just read it cost $6 for a bottle, so my impression was correct. Skimps on malt bill and emphasizes alcohol. I'm disappointed with this beer and do not recommend it. 

Thanks, discovolante65, for the opportunity. 

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 01:26:36 | More by Wadsey
Photo of Pellinore1


3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to donManguno for sending this one.

Pours very dark, nearly black into a tulip, producing a finger of brown head. This fades slowly, leaving a thin cap of lacing.

I smell chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, and a bit of booze. A nice aroma, but it lacks some of the deep, roasty smells I like in stouts.

The taste makes me think of plums, cherries, and raisins, accompanied by some chocolate.

Thick and smooth, with a warming finish, the mouthfeel is quite nice.

A good beer overall, but again not really what I am looking for in an imperial stout. Too much fruit, and not enough dark roasty character for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 02:19:47 | More by Pellinore1
Photo of BigMike


3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Let me start this review by saying i had a hell of time trying to get this cork out. It was brittle and pretty much crumbled apart when i tried to pull it out. Most of it went back into the beer which sucked.

A: Pours jet black with absolutely no light or ruby red on the edges. A dark tan head that consists of real this bubbles and it disappears very quickly.

S: Smells like dark chocolate covered cherries soacked in rum. A big alcohol burn is very noticable.

T: Taste Is chocolaty,vanilla, coffee with spicy yeast. Lot's of dark fruits and figs.

M: Medium bodied. One of the down falls of this thing is the carbonation. WAY too much. It definitely kills drinkability.

Overall: Been sitting on this bottle for about a year and decided to bust it open tonight. I was expecting big things but i was let down. Nothing secial here. A high alcohol presence and the over carbonation kill this beer. It's got some nice flavors overall but doesn't all come together in the end.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 23:50:24 | More by BigMike
Photo of babaracas


4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly opaque very dark brown, one finger medium brown head. Smell: dark bread a little yeasty and buttery, raisin and plum, chocolate, whiff of alcohol. Taste: moderate roast, dark brown sugar, raisin, a little dark chocolate and sugary plum. Grainy, mildly vinous, and earthiness in the finish. Carbonation is a little heavy at first, but settles down to be sort-of creamy. Pretty nice. This does a good job of mixing BSDA flavors with chocolate and roast of an impy stout. Thought this would be hotter, but after 6 months (bottled 3/11) it's pretty relaxed at 11.8%.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 04:19:36 | More by babaracas
Photo of Vierenner


3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I read reviews and thought I should give this a try. I'm fond of malty beers, with little/no hop bite, especially those with chocolate/coffee/caramel/sweet flavors. This beer mostly satisfied those requirements. However, unfortunately, the distinctive belgian beer flavor comes through ... I was hoping it would be more subdued. It pours exceptionally well ... beautifully dark ... rich, brown head ... perfect. I only wish the "belgian style" wasn't so prevalent.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 00:57:22 | More by Vierenner
Photo of pvo


4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16-oz snifter from a 750 ml bottle.

Head was medium brown, disappeared quickly. Dark, not black, and the foam was somewhat disappointing.

Not a bad nose, but the alcohol was still a bit strong. I understand, it's 12%, but I hoped it would be a bit more subtle. I'd let it age for a year- which may have not been long enough- but although it started with a nice thick roastiness, the alcohol cut through the deeper flavor pretty quickly.

Taste was similar to scent- good, but you notice the alcohol a bit too much. All those normal stout-y flavors- coffee, chocolate, etc- were there, but the Belgian yeast seems to add a bit of tartness that many Imperials lack.

Mouthfeel was good, thick and lasting, and it rivaled Bell's Expedition Stout, my other favorite for this style.

Overall, great beer, but I wish I'd let it age longer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 22:52:25 | More by pvo
Photo of Casey10


4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a realy nice beer, that being said if it was modeled after a Weyerbacher XIII it is close but to me still not as strong.

Still this beer has a nice and stong rich body with a strong taste of dark chocolate with a nice finish.

Any stout lover would want to try this closest beer mabey a smutty imperial but the smutty would win hands down.

Worth seeking and trying exspecially if one likes stouts.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:48:37 | More by Casey10
Photo of IdrinkGas


3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750 into a pint glass. I believe the bottled date reads 09/24/10.

A: Pours completely black with a couple fingers of a dark brownish colored head. Lots of tightly compacted bubbles. Head dissipated very quickly and left no lacing.

S:Chocolate and dark fruit. Also picking up some roasty notes and booze.

T: Plum, raisins, cocoa and even a some smokey flavors. It does finish with a slight alcohol burn.

M:Thick mouthfeel. Full bodied with an adequate level of carbonation.

The Belgian inspiration is evident. Worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 04:55:36 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of OWSLEY069


4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a chocolate brown head. In the aroma, sweet roastiness and a small floral note. In the taste, sweet roasted malt, floral and a small alcohol presence. A smooth and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry roast and alcohol in the aftertaste. Big roast and a small alcohol presence, very nice representation of style.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 15:59:34 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of DarthGuitarHero


3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 1 1/2 fingers of foam that quickly melted into very light lacing. Shiny ebony, with a slight red hue around the edges.

S: Chocolate, coffee, spice, and a strange mossy mustiness (perhaps wet ash, and do I detect a fish scent?).

T: Chocolate, cherry, and bourbon oakiness, which happen all at once without any real layering. I'm trying, but I do not detect any Belgian spice or yeast in the flavor (although there was some in the smell).

M: Very boozy, big, bold and heavy.

Overall: This is a highly drinkable Russian Imperial Stout, but that drinkability comes at the cost of complexity that would have better piqued my interest. This did not challenge my palette. Perhaps this would be a good beer to introduce the style to someone who has never had it before.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 23:50:58 | More by DarthGuitarHero
Photo of Bendurgin


2.3/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a tulip. Pours black with a nice forming creamy mocha colored head that sits three fingers high. Damn, this one has staying power too. It's going no where after quite a while in the glass. Looks great!

Smells like bananas. Must be the Abby yeast they use on this one but it seems off. Aside from that we've really only got char. I guess these aren't neccesarily bad smells, but I"m just not diggin' them in this one. After letting it warm up a bit slight chocolate notes come through, but it's just not enough. The flavor is kind of all over the place. Still get banans and I still get char but I get a little more of the roasted malt flavor one would hope to get from a big beer like this. This one is still more or less a hot charred somewhat fruity abomination.

Not a bad feel, creamy full and robust with soft carbonation. A bit hot here. Damn, this one looked ever so good. Unfortunatley I'm simply dissapointed. It seems like it has all the characteristics I would want from an imperial stout. It just doesn't seem like any of it is really well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 02:08:58 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of Marty30


2.93/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle dated 11-5-10. Poured into A Jackie O's snifter,at fridge temp.

A. Back as night body,only about a quarter in tan head that dissapates very quickly.No lacing.

S. Strong grapes,raisons and plums,after that comes the dark chocolate. A slight bit of roasted character in the back.Booze is detectable.

T. First I taste the dark fruits such as plum and fig,raison. Then I get a roasty coffee flavor and chocolate.I also get an off taste like some ash.A little bitterness hits in the end.

M. Mouth is nice and thick and heavy on the tounge.Bitter and a bit dry in the finish.

Overall not terrible I just don't see the flavors meshing very well. I might give this a try once more.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 01:02:58 | More by Marty30
Photo of antlerwrestler19


3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged bomer - black with a very nice looking dark caramel/toffee 2 finger head that dicipated relatively quickly - there is a small ring left over from the head around the circumference of the glass and the bubbles continuously rise. This beer smells of mellow dark chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of spice to it - the alcohol is detectable. Taste - not my favorite, but it is still a decent brew. Definite deep fruity notes, lot of dark smoky malt, and a really boozy aspect to it. The mouthfeel is average - not super silky but not watery, low carbonation and a slight burn from the alcohol (not too bad though). Overall this beer is just average to me but if you're into a belgian style imperial stout this then this would satisfy your palate.


Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 01:31:24 | More by antlerwrestler19
Photo of dmamiano

West Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cork and caged bomber that just jumped off the shelves into my hands! LOL
Poured a thick oily darkness into the glass.
Big thick tan head displayed that hung around a long time. Left sheets of lacing as it went away.
Very inviting indeed.
Smell was very nice...hints of dark malts. Coffee and perhaps some chocolate mixed in with the spicey yeast and hops.
Taste was also good. Chocolate, ashiness(in a good way) and spice along with plenty of roast.
Good brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 11:57:01 | More by dmamiano
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 17:23:18 | More by Phyl21ca
Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.