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Tiny - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 38
Gots: 208 | 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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Ratings: 891 | Reviews: 321
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 750ml caged and corked bottle. I got this bottle sometime early last year so I hope the age helped this one. The foam is audible from full arms length as the head recedes in a soda like fashion. To be honest, it kind of looks like one of the imperial stouts as I did as a homebrewer that was bottled to early and was way overcarbonated. The carbonation on this one is more contained and subdued than that disaster. When the head completes its decent, it remains a solid one finger in size and becomes rather dense and creamy. Color of the beer is pitch black with nairy a bit of light penetrating. The head is a beautiful mocha brown color.

Aroma is mostly stout-like, but it seems as if there is a solid dose of Belgian yeast in the nose. Good coffee and chocolate aromas. Slightly fruity. The Belgian aroma seems to be just the right amount to makes its present felt yet yeild to the uderlying stout beer style. Nicely done.

I have mixed feelings on the flavor. Although very complex, I am not enjoying this as much as hoped. Starts out fruity and estery with yeast flavors prevalent. Alcoholic and sweet with some bitter chocolate. I LOVE the finish with its earthy, freshly brewed coffee appeal. The finish is long with the coffee and becomes almost an espresso flavor in the finish.

The carbonation level was way too high for me. Its got the Impy stout flavor with the Belgian carbonation, and those my friends, do not mix. This one is an instant bloat-fest. With the high abv and full flavor, the carbonation makes this one kind of tough to drink. The abv is pretty well hidden. The flavors are nice, but with all of the bubbles in the gut, I need a break. Belch...

Photo of claspada
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the first batch of Tiny ever brewed early 2010. Have been cellaring it ever since, decided to bust it out on my Birthday.
Aroma is initially chocolate and dark roasted malts. As it warms yo get vinous/dark fruit characteristics highlighted by grape and dark cherries with a touch of alcohol. Same qualities I get from Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.
The taste is spectacular. Strong thick roasted malts up front on the tip on the tongue that is followed by some lighter Belgian yeast flavors and finishes with a strong bitter dark chocolate and a touch of coffee but not much. Definitely some heat in the finish from the alcohol as it warms coupled with a little bit of Belgian Quad dark fruitiness.
High carbonation on the palate, with lots of spices, dark fruits, vinous, roasted malts, and a finish of molasses. Very nice. Mouthfeel starts prickly, but after letting the beer sit for a while, it really smooths out.
Overall a great Belgian Stout, probably the best one I have had to date, could have used even some more time cellaring; probably would have been perfect in a year but I wasn't patient enough. Still delicious.

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

Pours a three finger brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Black color - no highlights, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is baked chocolate, flavor is same - baked chocolate with caramel finish. The high ABV is hidden. Nice imp stout. $7.30 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong and mainly of semi-sweet chocolate with a subtle smoky undertone and a hint of quality coffee. It pours a nearly black sable with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some decent lacing though it doesn't hang around very long. Mouth-filling flavor has strong tones of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee, as well as hints of molasses and licorice and a rather strong alcohol bite. Texture is fairly fizzy and rough - you can feel the alcohol nip at your innards all the way down the hatch.

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

750ml corked & caged bottle into a snifter - very generous extra from randomdanger in 2010

A: Pours a deep black with a big dark brown head that fades to a ring and leaves no lacing on the glass. Pretty big bubbles which is why I suspect there isn't much lacing.

S: The nose is big on the dark fruits and that belgian yeast aroma. Not much besides that but it's very nice.

T: The taste is a huge amount of flavors in the form of dark fruits, chocolate covered berries, cherry, and an alcohol twinge on the finish. Yes it's a bit boozy but the flavors are fantastic.

M: The feel is full bodied and oily...perfect for an Imperial Stout.

D: This is so tasty. I'm sure the year of age has toned this down the alcohol a bit but it's still pretty boozy. I'd love to try this again after a few more years...I bet it would be even more amazing.

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

Saw a bottle of this while I was traveling in Virginia. Go figure...gotta travel to another state to see a beer brewed just over an hour from my house.

Appearance: Beer pours a jet black with a huge 2+ inches worth of chocolate colored head...and this was after a rather girly pour. Retention is pretty impressive, and the lacing is soapy and runny.

Smell: Strong Belgian yeast quality to it, reminds me of a good tripel or quad. Not really getting too much in the way of a stout, there's a slight roasty sort of quality with a little bit of chocolate...but that's about it.

Taste: The Belgian yeast sticks out right away with a slight bit of booziness from the ABV. There's a strong dark fruit sort of flavor going on, like raisins or figs. Honestly this brew has more of a quad sort of flavor going on than a stout.

Mouthfeel: Nice body, good carbonation, smooth and creamy texture.

Drinkability: A fine offering from Weyerbacher. Strong on the Belgian, could use a bit more in the stout department...but otherwise a tasty brew. I'm glad I picked up a second bottle of this, it'll be interesting to see what a little time does to the brew.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into an oversized sniffer. Shared this one over Christmas with the brother-in-law, which was the least i could do considering all the tasty NC brews he brought up with him!

Pours an inky black, with a tan to dark brown head. Leaves nice lacing when swirled.

Has a strong alcohol, almost solvent smell to it. Notes of vanilla extract, cocoa, and faint coffee. Solvent is far and away the strongest smell.

Has an intense, almost overpowering alcohol flavor, very sweet, finishing with a mocha, coffee, dark chocolate taste

Very heavy and full bodied.

This beer grew on me as it warmed and had a chance to breathe. My advice is uncap it, pour it, and let it air tom release some of the strong alcohol smell.

Photo of beergod1
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of Cocoa, roasted malt, light Belgian yeast, roasted barley, and slight vanilla. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, creamy, dark brown head that slowly diminished but lasted throughout. Flavor is very roasty and chocolaty. Medium/Heavy Carbonated mouth feel with some alcohol warmth. Quite nice, it manages to not over do either the Imperial Stout nor the Belgian styles....well balanced. Another fine Brew thanx to D Kurtz.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle poured in a snifter. Pours a dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is dark fruit (cherries, raisins, plums), roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of charred/burnt malt and some booze. Great balance between all the flavors as none of them overpower the others. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and slick, and is well carbonated. The soft carbonation helps make this beer easy to drink. Aging it wouldn't hurt it at all, even with the slight booziness I still think this is a good solid brew.

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

Weyerbacher is close to me and has always been one of my favorites.

A: Deep black color with a nice brown head

S: Chocolate/cherry aroma

T: Chocolate and fruity, reminds me of one of those chocolate covered cherry candies, but in a good way.

M: Pretty complex and silky smooth

D: I have several bottles of this and am looking forward to aging some but this beer works real well right now. Not sure its for the casual stout croud but definetly worth a try if your up to it.

Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared with Hudson, Caroline, and Joel during the Bears-Packers game.

I wasn't sure what to expect from a "Belgian-Style Imperial Stout," but this was a freakin' revelation.

Poured a silky, midnight brown with a frothy, chestnut head. I like to see that much carbonation in a beer this big, for sure. Aroma of roasted cocoa and espresso, with something slightly sour - "vinous" as the bottle would describe. Hudson said he got a hint of tequila. The waft of the 11.8% is definitely noticeable in the nose.

More terrifically balanced roasted notes in the taste, with touches but not overpowering notes of coffee and bitter chocolate, with a strong vanilla character. The vinous quality really pulls everything else together - this is sweet without being cloying, with just a soft grapey sweetness, like it's been dashed with port. It doesn't crush the palate like many of its peers would but has plenty of character, depth, and flavor to entertain through an entire bottle. There isn't even a hint of the high ABV in the taste, and the velvety mouthfeel (another spot-on descriptor stolen from the label) is simply exceptional.

Delicious, delightful, drinkable -- almost a shame I shared it (kidding). I'm rushing out to buy another or twelve. A definite contender for the title of best beer I've ever had.

Photo of Clydesdale
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque black color. The very tall head is dark brown, with a moderately dense, foamy texture. Retention is very sturdy, and a splattering of foamy lace sticks to the glass as the head recedes.

S: Tart yeasty notes greet my nose instantly - this definitely uses a Belgian yeast strain. Notes of sugar, roasted malts, and cocoa. A fair amount of fruity esters. Some leathery notes. Alcohol is surprisingly absent from the nose.

T: Some sweetness up front. Medium roasty character, with substantial sugary notes. Dark fruity notes are evident. Cocoa, leather, and tart yeasty flavors are also detectable. A bit of faint vanilla pops up as it warms. Some mild leafy hop flavor adds a bit of bitterness. Alcohol adds a slight flavor, but for 11.8% it's astonishingly quiet.

M: All things considered, fairly even-bodied. Carbonation is smooth and soft - in fact, this entire beer is. Dry, with some light alcoholic heat into the finish.

D: It's really surprising and impressive how smooth this beer is for an 11.8% abv Imperial Stout. Maybe the Belgian yeast cleaned this up a bit, but either way it's an achievement. A unique, appealing, slightly funky take on an imperial stout, but it works very well.

Photo of tko741
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the glass with a thick, cratery mocha head that slowly winds its way into a thin - but covering - layer of bubbles over the beer. Some lacing here and there.

The beer is black as space, with only a sliver of ruby on the bottom of the glass when held near a light.

Smells like chocolate! A nice, dry clump of bittersweet chocolate, to be precise. Vanilla makes its way in there too. Very crisp and dense, with a little bit of classic Belgian maltiness lingering.

Whoa...at once its smoky, chocolatey, and Belgian malt-y. A definite balance in the tastes, for sure. While it does give way to nice dryness, there's a definite hotness from the alcohol that perked up my sinuses. Not exactly a pleasant sensation, but not terrible either. What can one expect from 11.8%? The mouthfeel is a little thin for this type of beer, but some chewiness comes through in the carbonation.

Photo of GehenHerzog
3.07/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle from Brawley's (charlotte) poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A- Pours a dark, opaque black with one of the darkest heads I have ever seen. Leaves little to no lacing.

S- Smells of chocolate and a little bit of cherry and grape. Almost smells of a wine.

T- Tastes of chocolate and sour cherries up front. There is a decent roasted coffee in the aftertaste but I can't really get over the sour cherry flavor.

M- Smooth and chewy, very well carbonated. Full bodied

D- The alcohol is noticeable. Slight burn going down and it's very thick.

Not at all what I expected from this beer. It wasn't bad by any stretch, but I have had better.

Photo of Arenbeer
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a Weyerbacher Tulip Glass

A- Pours black as black with a nice 1 finger brown head on top that breaks up pretty quickly leaving only a little lacing on the side of the glass as it goes down.

S- Really sweet almost sour like yeast strain up front that gives it bready notes as well, definitely Belgian influenced. Behind that is a nice blend of dark fruits and molasses with some sweet bitter chocolate. Definitely some alcohol in the mix. I know it's not in the beer but it smells like fresh rosewood.

T- Strong thick roasted malts up front on the tip on the tongue that is followed by Belgian yeast flavors and finishes with a strong bitter dark chocolate and maybe some coffee but not much. Definitely some heat in the finish from the alcohol. Not to sure how well the yeast blends with the rest of the stout. Kind of throws it off a bit especially being as thick as it is.

M- Full syrup like body with moderate carbonation and a nice bitter sour like finish.


Photo of BeerImmediately
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into Orval chalice at about 55 degrees.

Pours with a fairly short, and very effervescent/ tiny bubbled brown head over a black body. Some lacing.

Aromas are huge - tons of red wine, with roasted malts, milk chocolate, and some spices as well - smells more like a BSDA.

High carbonation on the palate, with lots of spices, dark fruits, cabernet sauvignon, roasted malts, and a finish of molasses. Very nice.

Mouthfeel starts prickly, but after letting the beer sit for a while, it really smooths out.

Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Terrific drinkability for 11.8%.

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown in color with brown highlights that had a thin head but did leave a little lacing sticking to the glass. I was able to sniff out oat grains up front with chocolate some roasty character faint herbal and caramel notes. The chocolate and oat grains were more apparent on the palate with dark fruit, roasty, and caramel accents but did have some what of a hop bite on the backend however it did have a touch of earthiness as well. The brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a chocolatey, roasty, mild fruity, and slight hoppy finish. Even though it was drinking good its really not my cup of tea when imperial stouts are more hoppy than a pale ale.

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

Appearance: Black, big brown head.

Smell: Starts out like charcoal or burnt carbon but some chocolate and coffee starts coming through.

Taste: Moderate chocolate and coffee flavors, then some dark cherries. It's like a mix of a big stout and a quad, very interesting. Dry roasty finish.

Drinkability: Alcohol is hidden well, and it can be found on discount around here so I'm getting some more.

I liked this "Belgian Stout" a lot, it really did seem to be a good mix of stout characteristics with Belgian quad fruitiness. Pretty good stuff!

Photo of MetalHopHead6
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Weyerbacher Tiny is bubbly, subdued, and warming.

It poured black with no head, and left no lace. The first thing that struck me was the bubbly, soda-like feel that tickled the tongue but left nothing behind. The aroma was very nice sweet alcohol-soaked dark fruit. The flavor was good but subdued and mild, dominated by booze and dark fruit, but with mild hints of coffee. The alcohol is not only present in the smell and taste as it left a mellow warmth.

Tiny doesn't stack up well with great Imperial Stouts; however, it's got a nice sweet mellow flavor and feel.

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

Pours black with a thin tan head. Smells licoricy and with some light bitter chocolate as well as yeasty notes. Nice bitter chocolate in the mouth along with some dusty cocoa and just a touch of licorice here. Creamy and surprisingly smooth given the alcohol level. Nice lingering chocolate flavors. Quite a smooth sipper.

Photo of mattgreger
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured nearly jet black, with just a hint of red or brown when held up to the light. It had a nice big brown head, that had great retention. Not much lacing, just few beads that follow as you drink.

Aroma is great with this brew. There is a big punch of burnt/roasted coffee, a nice chocolate maltiness, some dark cherries and other dark fruits, and a finishing punch of belgian yeast.

The flavor of this brew is great. The taste is a punch of flavors, many of the ones that were present in the aroma. The front of the brew has a nice bittersweet chocolate maltiness, which is followed with the dark cherries and dark fruit flavors. This is then finished very well with a nice toasted coffee flavor that balances out the sweet and bitter flavors to give this brew a nice, delicious flavor.

The mouthful on this brew is medium to heavy, its a nice silky smooth brew that goes down very well. Its got just enough carbonation that gives this brew a nice lively flavor and texture.

I really enjoyed drinking this brew. As I shared this brew with friends on News Years Eve, we all did come to one conclusion. Though this brew as great, it did have a pretty tough punch, that though it gives you that nice warm feeling as you drink, it might be hard for some to even attempt this brew. I feel that a bit more aging on this brew, say about 6-8 months would allow everything in this brew to muddle together more and take the big hit of booziness down a bit. Still a wonderful brew. We all enjoyed it very much.

Photo of mentor
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger dark brown head over a black liquid. Smells earthy yeasty with strong pear, fig, chocolate, and a little bit of spicy zip mixed with mild alcohol. Dried fall oak leaves.

Tastes earthy yeast, nutmeg, clove, cocoa chocolate, and mild clean alcohol. Pear and fig esters. It has a drying astringency I'm not fond of, but which can commonly be found in beers fermented with Belgian yeasts. No flavor overly dominant, though chocolate and the astringency is strongest. Md body and modest carbonation. Overall...meh.

Photo of JMforman
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Motor oil with hardly any head and hardly any lacing.

S- Cherries, alcohol, chocolate, ham

T- Bananas, espresso, chocolate, alcohol (upfront). Its pretty crazy tasting. Imagine an american imperial stout with a crazy belgian yeast in it.

M- Thick, creamy, and heavy

D- Yeah...

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.

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Tiny from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.