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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 38
Gots: 196 | 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:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

ABV may vary. "Belgian Imperial Stout".
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Photo of Doomcifer
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black with a huge, chocolate milk colored head that fizzles away quickly. Smells mostly like a belgian quad with some roasted malts. Banana, belgian yeast, raisins, alcohol fumes. Taste follows suit....banana estery, that belgian yeast, roasted malts, huge overripe dark fruits like figs and prunes. Alcohol warmth in the finish. Good body, pretty heavy and viscous in the mouth, still a bit tingly despite the body. Velvety smooth. This is quite enjoyable actually and rubs off in the drinkability factor. Better than what was expected and definitely recommended. I can only see this getting a lot better with some time on it to allow it to mellow out and allow the flavors to integrate a little more.

Photo of Phelps
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big 750ml bottle received from boralyl in the Secret Santa BIF and poured into my Troegs tulip (also from boralyl -- what a guy). One of the few Belgian imperial stouts I've tried

Tiny pours like syrup from the bottle, thick and luscious in appearance. The creamy liquid coalesces in the glass to inky blackness and is topped with a two-finger head the color of cinnamon that goes absolutely nowhere after several minutes and looks like it could hang out all night. Crazy retention on this guy. Not much lacing left behind, but I'm cool with it.

The nose and flavor are replete with bananas, some figs, dark chocolate, marshmallow, very light coffee. The roasty character is rather light, overpowered by the Belgian yeast, which replaces the toasted astringency with Abbey fruitiness. Rather than huge, boozy and roasty, the flavor's fairly delicate. I'd almost call it...tiny.

The medium body is soft, velvety, lush. A gentle carbonation massages the tongue. Then alcohol is nigh unnoticeable; the 11.8 percent I see on the label has to be a misprint.

Welp, I finished the whole bottle, so it's obviously pretty drinkable. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of Belgian stouts, since I'm a man who likes his roastiness, and the Belgian yeast seems to get in the way of that. But as far as the style goes, Tiny is well-made, supple and tasty. Big flavor, itty-bitty name.

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 hosehead83
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Deep black with ruby highlights and a big, thick head of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted coffee and chocolate
Taste-Dark roasted malts, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Super smooth, with a bit of a boozy warming finish.
Overall, a decent and affordable double stout.

Photo of Kolsch
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml corked bottle shared with wife.

Weyerbacher Tiny: bottle states a "Velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthly and vinous notes".

Appearance: is not quite pitch black. Pour revealed a thick head but receded very quickly as beer settled.

Smell: was probably the best part. Distinct notes of plums, chocolates and raisons with cognac and whiskey overtones.

Taste: Again, from the smell I pick up cognac type flavors which I like. Chocolate not as noticable as others have indicated. Alcohol is hot as this may need to mature a bit. I really liked the taste and this reminds me more of a stout aged in whiskey barrels.

Overall: great beer as a late night sipper next to a roaring fire. Would like to try an aged version to give the alcohol time to smooth out.

Photo of bamadog
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up about 6 months ago and thought I'd let it set for about that amount of time since the ABV seemed a bit high and the early reviews said it was pretty hot. Review is from notes taken on 12/26/2010 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Opens to a strong, resounding pop and huge whiff of Belgian yeast, chocolate and roast. I'm pretty excited about this beer now.

Appearance: Pour is nearly black and starts with a big 1 and 1/2 finger dark brown head, possibly the darkest head I've seen on a beer since Dark Lord, and it has amazing retention and lasts quite a while; body is entirely opaque; head lingers for much of the drink as it stops fading at a full, 1/4 finger cap; there is virtually no lacing left behind, just a couple of thin strands trailing back down into the beer.

Smell: I am in love with the smell of this beer -- a big blast of chocolate maltiness (both bittersweet and some syrup), a bunch of burnt coffee/espresso roastiness, definite presence of alcohol blends with lots of dark cherries and some other dark fruits (raisins, figs perhaps); Belgian yeast presence gives a bit of an artificial banana scent as well.

Taste: This beer is a great merger of two of my favorite styles -- a big bold imperial style stout and a quad, the flavors really work well together, but perhaps could have been left longer to continue to blend; lots of bittersweet chocolate and a slight cocoa powdery flavor as well; lots of the dark cherries that provide just a bit of tartness to help balance the immensely sweet and bold chocolate; a bitter, underlying coffee roast and a lot of big alcohol; a very slight banana-esque flavor is hanging out in the back.

Mouthfeel: Like the bottle says, it's "velvety" smooth -- both is just beyond medium in terms of weight and it's very smooth; the carbonation is present and strong, but tiny and not overdone -- which is really what I would expect from anything done with Belgian yeast, and it helps keep a style that is typically closer to being flat much more lively; belly is left very warm from the near 12% ABV; a thin and cottony dry coating is left on the roof of the mouth.

Drinkability: Sadly, despite how great this beer looks, smells, tastes and feels, the drinkability is knocked down a bit here -- the beer could really use some more time to continue to blend and the booziness could continue to mellow (I would say that this beer seriously needs at least 12 - 18 months in the bottle, as 6 isn't enough). I think with time, this beer would essentially be unstoppable. It's a great drink though, and it is perfect for a freezing cold night.

Photo of Aaron420
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured this one into a snifter. It poured a rich dark molasses black with a medium sized brown head that dissipated on the quick side, leaving very little lacing. It smelled of heavy roasted malts with a mix of smoke, chocolate, light fruit, and a overwhelming hit of alcohol. But surprising is that the alcohol is not overwhelming upon tasting. Your taste buds are struck by a rich chocolate malty flavor with a mix of a sweet fruit and molasses mixed in with the roasted malts. As the sweet and malty flavor vanishes you are hit with a small taste of alcohol comes it but doesn't stay around very long. This is a very full bodied brew with a rather light carbonation and a nice warming pheeling in the back of the throat. All in all this was a very enjoyable brew that in the end will leave you with a full stomach and a great buzz. Would buy this one again.

Photo of russwbeck
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a complete dark black with a small brown head. No retention and minimal lacing.

S: Alcohol is definitely coming through on the smell along with typical stout hints. Deep malts and chocolate.

T: This tastes like what I would imagine a Quad mixed with an Imperial Stout would taste like, plus a bunch of alcohol. Except I would have thought it would taste better.

MF: Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Warming alcohol feeling as you drink.

D: Not all that great. The alcohol was a little too powerful for me.

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours an incredibly deep dark black, with absolutely no light around the edges of the glass. Thin, effervescent, mocha head that drops fairly quickly. No lacing, but she's got legs.

Aromas of deeply roasted coffee, dark cocoa, anise, and alcohol. Not catching anything "belgian" about this one.

First sip is of deep roasted coffee, more anise than cocoa, a little alcohol heat, but still nothing that says "belgian" to me. Not really catching anything that I can hang a yeast quality to. Finish is rather short for such a big beer, and what is there is mainly roasted coffee with lots of sugar and mocha, rolling into alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel is deep, rich, creamy, silky, huge and chewy. Like chewing on a warm chocolate bar with a sip of french roast coffee.

Very drinkable, but nothing to make it really stand out from every other impy stout. And I still can't find anything to make the "belgian" connection.

Photo of NStLincoln
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick, brownish black with a dark brown head that hangs in there for a while.

Smells like smoky banana bread.

Loads of spice, cloves, nutmeg, on the palate, perhaps too much. Coffee and tar too. The high alcohol is really nicely balanced.

Thick and easy drinking. I was looking forward to more banana on the palate, but the spice was okay.

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From notes.

A - pours a deep opaque black with a fairly large head. Tan, bubbly, but dissipates fairly quickly to just a thin film.

S - typical stout type aroma. Deep roasted malts. Dark chocolate semi sweetness. Also some wine like aromas such as dark red fruits, some mild smokeyness, and quite a bit of alcohol.

T - lots of roasty malt coffee style bitterness. Some chocolate flavors for balance. Lots of dark fruits like cherries and figs. And a persisting alcohol heat.

M - thick and creamy milkshake sort of consistency. Medium carb.

D - this took quite a while to drink. Alcohol heat makes it tough to drink, but I feel this one gets much better with age, ill revisit at a later date.

Photo of 9InchNails
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Pour erupts a massive head but seems to fizzle down very slowly. A fluffy chocolate colored head that looks quite amazing. The body is completely opaque. It sounds very carbonated as I hear the head crackling. It sounds as if Rice Crispies were to have wild sex with Pop Rocks! As it finally settles for about five minutes, the head becomes more smooth.

A potent smell of cherry, chocalate, coffee, toffee, oats and booze. It's so strong it tickles the inside of my nose!

Wow! I would like to say the alcohol is well hidden but it's not. It tastes like caramel, toffee, coffee, cherries and chocalate mixed with rubbing alcohol. The taste of alcohol really ruins the taste and is very dominate in the end. It's as if I took vodka and poured it into a regular stout. If I could get passed the alcohol taste, this would be a perfect stout, major points have to be subtracted.

It feels great in the mouth when I swish it around. Not as carbonated as I thought or heard. It has a medium to thick body to it but very smooth. While in the mouth the alcohol presence isn't that strong, it's when I swallow where it feels like I took a shot of vodka. It feels very warm going down.

Drink ability is going to have to be on the lower side. I'm about a quarter done with it and I feel a slight buzz creeping in. With a 11.8 ABV how much can you possibly drink until you hit the floor? It comes in a one pint 9.4 ounces bottle.

Overall, I'm a little disappointed, really thought this was going to be an awesome tasting Imperial Stout. Oh well... Can't win 'em all. If you want a really nice buzz, drink the whole damn bottle! If there is a beer to put me on MY ASS, this is it!

Photo of wyattshotmaker
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip, pitch black with a tan head. looking solid thus far.

nose is leather, dark fruit, roasted barley, burnt sugar.

taste is big, roasty, sweet, and boozy. dark fruit flavor upfront, notes of coffee, dark chocolate, bit of mallow like sweetness is washed away by a warming alcohol sensation. this beer is pretty much everything i want in an imperial stout. dark fruit, touch of sweetness balanced by booziness and roasted barley flavor.

mouthfeel is very rich and full, nice amount of carbonation. more or less perfect for me.

i could have like 3 glasses of this and fall asleep. really good, really rich, and a steal for the price i paid.

Photo of tavernjef
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Impenetrable blackness. Largely crowned with a dark cocoa tanned fluffly foam that simmers down moderately to a light skim and some thin globby stings of lace stick weel across the goblet.

Boozy banana bread wafts huge at first then settles out to a bit more cocoa, oats, and cream. Tiny portions of pear and apricot marmalade begin to show as it stays mostly dully fruity with a leaking warmth and chocolate cream pie.

Firm taste of bold, tangy, rich, dark fruits and fruit cake. Quite muffiny, bready, doughy, bakery, pastry-esque with a untiny amount of tone and length of dark fruity things. Bold banana, weighty raisin, centered fig, noble apricot, and bits of black berries, all lightly blended with a milky chocolateyness pulling from underneath along with some heavy molasses and touches of deep maple and Belgian-ish spice. Damn nice! A nice cross in display of Baltic Porter malts, Belgian spice, with a complexity of a solid Imperial stout.

Tangy front, rich, silken, lush, thick, fulfilling length throughout. Centered in dark fruity malten tang leveled off in a simple finish of chocolate and maple oils. A ghosted oily hop tint breezes in late over the chocolate. Nicey nice yum yum!

'Tiny' is a beast of a yummy treat! Decadent, smooth, warm, and just a straight up yummy goodness of a warm dark malt multitude. Tiny? Nah, anything but...

Photo of biglite351
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - very dark with a tall tight brown head.

S - malts with some chocolate. Has a bit of that semi-sour fruit smell of most Belgian style brews. Seems to sweeten over time.

T - Sweet fruits. Malts, chocolate, starts with milk chocolate but ends with dark chocolate. Some bitterness in the middle.

M - heavy coating but only a mild tingle on the sides of the tongue and an alcohol burn in the throat.

D - you will want one, but probably only one sue to the strength of the flavor and alcohol.

Photo of bsp77
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Purplish-black with diminishing tan head and light lacing.

Smell: Musty and earthy, with coffee, plum and clove.

Taste: Even more earthy and musty than the aroma with strong coffee-accented roasted notes. Some plum- and cherry-like characteristics as well, with a nice spicy clove kick toward the finish.

Feel: Full body but still has that Belgian sugar accented body that is not as full as the abv would suggest. Moderately low carbonation but still seems somewhat effervescent. I know this seems a little contradictory, but I get that from Belgian yeast sometimes. Fairly dry earthy finish that is very warming.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to kill off the 750ml despite the almost 12% abv. It seems a lot of people think this is too much like an Imperial Stout with just a touch of Belgian yeast. I disagree completely; I think this is a great BSDA with a more roasted character. And this is just miles better than Weyerbacher's overly sweet Quad.

Photo of alleykatking
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from caged and corked bottle. Got as part of my Secret Halloween package.

A- Pours a oily black color. Some light brown hues show up around the edges when held to the light. Two finger brown head shows medium retention and sticks around most of the beer. Some streaky lacing with a light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Roasted malts witha good helping of chocoalte malts in the front of the aroma. Some darker fruits covered in chocolate toward the middle. There is light spicey yeast smell toward the ending with a hint of coffee. The aroma is barebones basic though which is my only problem even though it does smell good.

T- Chocolate malts shine first and foremost in this beer. There is a light roasted malt that goes along with the initial flavor but..it falls back into the background. Darker fruits (raisin and plum) come into play next with a hint of alcohol. The middle of this beer has some light Belgian yeast that stays in the background and could benefit coming into the star role but decides not to. Ending of this has a light coffee and chocolate taste to it along with some warming alcohol.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the style. Chocoalte malts and darker fruit left on the palate. Warming alcohol, roasted malts, and light chocoalte left in the aftertaste. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were balanced for the style. Clean tasting with no off flavors.

D- This was a nice drinking beer. I expected a little more in the extra in the aroma. It was good but basic. The flavor was a little muted but worked out well for it. This beer has some nice drinking qualities to it. The ABV even though high never makes it hard to drink which is nice. A beer I would like to see how a year sitting on it might help magnify or change flavor or aroma profile.

Photo of beer2day
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black oily pour with the richest chocolate brown 2-finger head. Active carbonation. Very little in the way of retention and lace, though.

Dark chocolate cherries best describes the nose. Raisins are there, too, as are coffee and roast malt - but all underneath that dark chocolate cherry aroma. The kind you get when you bite into a very nice chocolate covered cherry.

Fairly sharp hop and chocolate bite up front. Almost tart. Then, as expected from the nose, a big chocolate covered cherry explosion. Bit of fig and raisin underneath that. Lots of tart in the finish, with bites from the coffee, hops, and cherries. Very complex, but it all works together very well. Significant burn from the alcohol in the back of the throat.

Feel is very nice. Creamy with a nice mix of active carbonation.

I'm drinking the whole 750ml myself (though it took 2 hours to do it) and would gladly drink another. Just not tonight.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weyerbacher Tiny, big corked bottle bought in Baltimore City, served in a Sierra XXX Anniversary snifter.

Appearance: Huge brown head (coffee color), two fingers of it, bubbles on top. Half of this head remains throughout, good retention. Color is black with a brown edge, like coffee grounds after brewing. Lacing is almost non-existent.

Smell: There is coffee in the nose, then some brown sugar. Some roasty/cooked bitterness. Cedar chips, not quite tobacco, sort of a humidor feel. A tad of smoke.

Taste: Very coffee-y upfront, then roasted flavors, typical of an Imperial Stout. Some crushed dark chocolate spiked with spices.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, almost too thin for a beer this huge. Slightly sticky on the lips.

Drinkability: Sip it, let it warm, let it expand and grow. A little filling but tasty, a treat. Booze is not too obvious. However, not very different from other excellent Imperial Stouts. And what's the Belgian touch here? Yeast?

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

What a let-down for me. I had really high hopes going into this beer. Pours a really nice opaque black-brown with nice cocoa head on it. Not a ton of lacing, but a good looking beer for sure. Nose is ok, with roasted malts and a bit of fruit making a play, but it is boozy as hell. I'm not one to complain about booziness normally but this beer is just tough. The flavor is dominated by alcohol which adds an almost apple-like character to the beer in addition to some roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Belgian yeast is there, but not a major player. Again, everything is overshadowed by the booze. And I normally like booze! Very smooth, however, nice MF on it. Drinkability is absolutely shot on this one. I can slug down an Olde School, WWS, BCBCS, whatever with the best of 'em, so I'm not sure why I'm having a difficult time with this guy. Maybe just not my beer. Hm.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Weyerbacher Tiny, 25 oz bottle corked and caged. A play on words for sure, what a big beautiful black beer.

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Midnight black with a very ominous, dark brown head that stuck around and provided some lace.

Smell: Heavy on the roasted malts. Also detecting some cocoa and chocolate syrup. An inviting aroma and as it warmed, it became stronger.

Taste: First off are the malts with a smokey, oaky, roasted flavor. Vanilla and cocoa blend together. For a beer weighing in at nearly 12% alcohol, the boozyness is paired down from what I thought it would be, but definately has a presence. There is even a hint of dark fruits, typical of Belgian ale yeast.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and loving it. The maltyness sticks with you long after the sip.

Drinkability: Glad I got to try this palate abuser. A really good beer, and one I would like to revisit again someday. Good stuff from Weyerbacher.

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!

Photo of prototypic
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tiny is onyx in color. Pitch black. Not a speck of light cuts through, even at the outermost edges. Impressive. A very dark mocha colored head covers the top. Carbonation looks active. It stands over two fingers tall, and holds steady for quite a while. Lacing was sticky and moderate in volume. Pretty impressive looking stuff.

The nose is alright. It smells like cocoa up front. There's a hint of roasted malts, but the chocolate seems stronger. Roasted coffee is there, but isn't overly strong. Coffee haters shouldn't shy away. Dark fruit notes are secondary. Smells mostly like plum. Belgian yeast is mildly noticeable. Needs to be stronger. Alcohol is there, but doesn't suggest nearly 12%. Not bad. Interesting to say the least.

The flavor is a notch better than the nose. It kicks off with a nice chocolate malt flavor. It's a little bittersweet and cocoa-esque. It's bolstered by a little roasted malt. There's a hint of a charred flavor. Roasted coffee is noted, but is definitely secondary. Dark fruit is noted, but is a little subtle. It does, however, complement the other flavors nicely. Belgian yeast has a light presence and needs to be stronger. Alcohol is there, and is a little warm. At 11.8%, what'd you expect? Finishes roasty and chocolaty.

Tiny has a body that's on the heavier side of medium. It's smooth, but isn't creamy by any stretch. Carbonation is definitely active, but feels light. Drinkability is above average. I like the flavor pretty well, but this beer is anything but tiny. It's a big, badass 11.8% abv monster. Proceed with caution.

Tiny is a pretty good release from Weyerbacher. I didn't really know what to expect from this "Belgian Imperial Stout." It tastes pretty good, but honestly would benefit a great deal from a stronger Belgian yeast presence. The stout flavors are good, but it just doesn't seem quite "Belgian" enough. Nitpicking aside, it's pretty good. Excellent value at about $8.00 for a 750 ml bottle. Grab one if you see it.

Photo of cmannes
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle poured into a Surly Stein.

Appearance: Motor Oil Black. Fluffy chocolate looking head of foam.

Aroma: Alcohol, chocolate, sweetness, and a hint of the Belgian yeast.

Taste: Definite heat from the alcohol. Some chocolate flavors, maybe a little toffee in there. Interesting finish, I think it's the Belgian yeast, gives it a slight hoppy kick at the end.

Mouthfeel: Thin, yet a little syrupy. The thinness makes it seem a little more carbonated than I think it really is.

Overall: Interesting beer. An odd cross between a stout (the color, the smell, the syrupiness) and a belgian ale (the thinness, the carbonation, the finish.)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first foray into the "Belgian Imperial Stout" concept. The combination of the stout grain bill with a Belgian yeast turns out to be quite intriguing. Tiny pours just like a strong stout - pitch black with a coffee-tan head - the head doesn't rise up much, doesn't leave much lace, but does maintain a nice cap of soft foam all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Given ample time - as much as over 20 minutes - a wide variety of aromas are presented. The froth from the initial pour displays the unique blend of strong booze, mild smooth roasty notes, and the Belgian yeast (in full effect). A strange bouquet, indeed. Further scents come out as it warms, adding to its complexity - funky sweat socks, pretzel, boozy vinousity, real ale esters - while the yeast presence, with the rest, takes on Dubbel characteristics. Bitterness is pushed back. Overall, a decidedly Belgian elegance.

A big hit of alcohol up front, yeasty funk in the second half of the taste - bold all around. Smooth, slightly nutty roast, dark coffee notes, fruity esters, all in the middle. Faint bubblegum way in the back. The feel follows the sharp shift, fore-to-aft, of the taste. Ultra smooth and bone dry, respectively. Leaves a cottony feel in the mouth with residual roasted flavors.

While alcohol is ever-present in all facets - potentially off-putting to some - it's never harsh, dropping off sharply in the finish. The sensation is lightly warming, mostly hot. I would drink this again, for sure. An interesting palate/profile.

Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.