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TINY | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV may vary. "Belgian Imperial Stout".

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Reviews: 376 | Ratings: 1,136
Photo of johnnnniee
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bert's
Inky thick black with a stingy tan head. Roasty earthy with hints of caramel on the nose. Flavor follows the aroma but adds a bit of wet cardboard like oxidation. Decent beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 05/29/15 (exact provenance unknown - it was a trade) into pint glass. Pours an inky black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is dark chocolate and cocoa, with a hint of burnt malts, followed by sweet molasses finish. Slight bitterness lingers. There is a lot of stuff going on throughout. Alcohol, even after a year in the bottle, is evident but certainly not objectionable. Creamy-smooth thick mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Boy, is this stout good!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Black as night with a small brown head that fades and leaves only a speck or two behind on the glass.
S: Sweet dark chocolate, prunes and to me it has a hint of apple.
T: Chocolate, apple, Belgian yeast, dark fruits and booze
F: Thick and full-bodies with a good level of carbonation that stings the tongue a bit.
O: This is a quite tasty beer that brings the good things from a quad together with the good things from a stout. Great beer.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark as expected with a good head and slight lacing. Strong boozy slight toasty. Boozy nutty toasty taste, make some dark chocolate. Thin but prett creamy with light carbonation. Pretty good but Belgium.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a tulip glass. Deep dark chocolate and deep purple accent this high malt very high abv beer. The alcohol is front and center but mellos on the 2nd and 3rd taste by the deep earthy richness and bitter burnt backend.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer has a black appearance with a very thin brown head encircling the glass. Nice aromas of malts, raisins, bread, dark fruits, and coffee. Taste follows the nose with a sharp dark fruit aftertaste, like cherry. Mouthfeel is generally creamy, but there is a crisp carbonation to the beer as well. Overall, I liked the cherry aftertaste and aromas to this beer.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Hill Farmstead glass. Bottled 18 June 2015. Best before 18 June 2017. 11.8%
A: Glugs viscously out. Dark red-brown head. Opaque body.
S: It smells distinctly like Belgian yeast. Impressive. But then also cherry cough syrup.
T: Oh yum. This is more of a straightforward imperial stout for the majority of the incredibly long taste. The usual suspects...chocolate, roasted barley, licorice...It's this last element, the licorice, that really takes over and bends into all sorts of strange configurations -- toffee, violet flowers, anise root, blackstrap molasses, maraschino (marasca cherries). Hint of cherry cordials. Points for sheer complexity and identifiability of flavor.
M: Sticky and sweet.
O: An impressive imperial stout that is broadened, not cheapened, by it's Belgian fusion. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Bones349
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First belgian-style Imperial Stout. Really good combination of flavors has slightly yeasty flavor the Belgian, a good Imperial stout smoothness factor. Impressed and a little surprised.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: March 1, 2016... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Super Tuesday ground zero...Trump and Clinton?... APPEARANCE: black as pitch body pours out with a brown simmering head that forms a halo and an atoll atop the body... AROMA: heavy vinous/bourbon elements are drawn thick chocolate... prune, grapefruit, licorice, roasted caramel pile into the profile... a dangerous level of alcohol... what really wins is the breath of bread that suggests a balanced insinuation... PALATE:the word velvet is indeed a truthful labeling from the brewer, with the thick and creamy, full-bodied stout coating the mouth from start to finish; the opening invites some bubble and the end warms without intrusion... at 11.8% ABV, unbelievably smooth and sweet... TASTE: a luscious red on a collision course with a velvety chocolate stout and a caramel-rich, toasted bock--enough flavor to have highlights of citrus, grapefruit, grape and raisin, slight honey thrown in... warming alcohol is palpable, which takes the overall taste profile down a notch--but still shows the respect for a misnomer of a beer if there ever was one... OVERALL: Weyerbacher used to only go big--which made many of its beers blend together in the sameness of over-the-top alcoholic potency... Tiny is a culmination of sorts, in that it rights the past wrongs and blesses us that demands a stand-alone experience to partner with a cold, windy night....or a night when the country's balance hangs....

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Photo of q33jeff
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

** 02/26/16
Bottle (marked 5/28/15) to tulip glass.
Appearance: dark black, medium tan head.
Aroma: brown sugar, blackberry, smoke, touch of yeast.
Taste: orange peel, berries, toasted malt, yeast, sour fruit. Toffee, cough syrup. 11.8 Alcohol is not blatant, but you cannot ignore it.
Feel: low carbonation, silky,

Not bad, belgian wang still hurts it for me. Some of the sour fruity flavors it produces are aromatic and somewhat tasty, but 12 oz of it numbs the palate.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled back on 1/29/16. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Brew pours a very deep mahogany/pitch-black in color with a good 1-finger creamy/foamy dark beige head. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass when sipped. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel and a hint of cocoa. Pretty much can be said for the taste with dark roasted malts with a hint of black licorice also. Not 'boozy' as you might think with the high alcohol content unlike some others. Goes down easy. This is a 'sipping brew' like of brew of course. Enjoy the taste. Full-bodied with just the perfect carbonation which is right on the money. Overall a fantastic brew!

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Photo of ajm5108
2.22/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours deep black but very little head & almost zero retention. Aroma features a lot of dark berry, but also unfortunately features a lot of fusel alchohol. definitely has that nail polish vibe going which, frankly, is par for the course from Weyerbacher. All of their beer is astringent. There is certainly some dark malt and a little spicey phenol / clove from the Belgian yeast, but there is that lurking fusel taste right below the surface. It's comestible, but a brute and unrefined beer.

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Photo of AlexKTiethof
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In my mind, calling this a Belgian Style Imperial Stout is like calling curly fries Polish Style French Fries. The first thing that I always think of with regards to Belgian beers is the earthy flavor that comes from the yeast. I was wondering how that would get past the strong flavor of the imperial stout. The first couple of sips was like getting punched in the face with black strap molasses. Right off the bat I didn't particularly care for it. After some smaller sips I started to appreciate the complexity, the warmth and sweetness. Halfway through the beer I started to enjoy it. Partly because my taste buds were starting to adjust, partly due to the ABV. I honestly am a bit confused if I really like this beer or not but I am impressed with it and I am looking forward to cracking another bottle when I get home.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours your usual stout impenetrable black color.

Overall: Has an aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, and heavy with sweetness. Flavor is initially dominated by raisins, dates and booze. Calms down a little and the coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal come through. A real dessert of a beer - dismiss any reviews suggesting the bitterness is too high with this one; they are taking nonsense.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tiny my ass, this thing is HUGE! Midnight black and motor oil thick, dark tan head that disappears quickly leaving a faint lacing on its way down.

Roasty chocolate smell that can't quite hid the booze; it's coming...

Black licorice with lots of sweetness. Its a little out of balance with minimal bitterness, but I'm not upset about it. This is a very unique stout, and as it warms up the Belgian yeast starts to burst through. Now things are getting serious

Thick, thick body and medium to light carbonation. Imperial stout fans won't have any problem taking down this behemoth, but if this is outside your wheelhouse you're probably going to crawl though this one. Nothing wrong with that, its got great complexity that hangs out and really develops as you're sipping.

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Photo of Ncackalacky
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance Poured into a tulip glass. Pours solid black and a short quarter inch dark tan almond colored head that disappears quickly. A slight collar remains throughout the drink with some lacing that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell I found pleasant with a rich chocolate and roasted smell.

Taste Almost coffee like with a roasted barley up front and a sweetness that seems to be cancelled with a richer finish of almost a hotter cocoa finish.

Mouthfeel Really enjoyed the thick smoothness a lot. Enjoyed every sip which seemed to get longer with each sip.

Overall I would highly recommend this to a friend and will look forward to enjoying another 4 pack. With the 11.8% ABV, it was warming and I didn’t notice a alcohol taste. A really nice imperial stout.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown brew, with a thin espresso-like head that disappears quite quickly. Smells of dark cherries, almonds, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and alcohol. Tastes like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cherry brandy, coffee and vanilla. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming after the drink gets too warm, but before that happens, it is quite alright. Smooth mouthfeel, hot and bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip out of a cork and caged 750
Look - Pours a really nice jet black color with a smidge of a mocha-colored head (1/2"), Dissipates really fast and leaves next to nothing in lace.
Smell - Right away, I get the familiar Belgian nuances of clove, but then pick up notes of licorice, dark fruits, a bit of booze and slight roasted malt. Maybe a bit of smoke in there as well
Taste - Definitely get some smoked malt forward on the sip followed by raisin and dates and a hint of molasses. The chocolate and roast malts come in on the back end of the sip. Not getting the big booziness I was expecting, although a little heat is present.
Feel - Heavier side of medium-bodied. A little on the sweet side, but not cloyingly sweet. Finishes slick with a big chocolate presence.
Overall - About what I was expecting..a solid Imp Stout but nothing that blows stuff out of the water. I did like it though, for what it was, a nice version of an Imperial Stout with a Belgian twist to it. Would revisit again for sure.

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Photo of bluehende
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had at a tasting from a keg. Heavy mouthfeel stout that comes off very smokey with anise on the finish. Not a bad stout at all. I would age a bit and see if the smoke drops off.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very tasty! A nice change from the over hopped American imperial stouts. A lil boozy, but that makes sense at 11.8% very warming and the Belgian yeastiness makes this one very unique. I will definitely go back and by a four pack. I'm sure this will age like a beast

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Photo of Slack
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black in color with minimal brown head and minor lacing as it goes down.

Aromas of raisins, booze, malt, andinor coffee.

Taste is malt, dark fruit, minor hops, and a coffee / boozy finish.

Medium body and smooth/creamy with moderate carbonation. Finish lingers.

A pretty drinkable beer which lends itself to a cold night. Very filling and enjoyable as it warms up. Complimented my dinner and recommend trying it.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated born on: 05/08/2015; best by 05/08/2017 according to Weyerbacher. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with light red hues close to the bottom of the beer. A slim concave off white head dissipated and left some light messy lacing. The smell started off with a light Belgian-esque spice (muted clove - seems slightly cooked). It then opens up with light chocolate tones and then an earthy sort of raisin. The taste has the same sort of "cooked clove" more or less running into the chocolate tones to be semi-sweet but remain slightly spicy. Light raisin becomes subtle. The aftertaste is only about the "cooked clove." On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs low to allow the ABV to take the lead on my tongue - its not too "boozy hot" but one can tell it is there. Overall, imperial stout - yes! With a Belgian twist - yes again. Would I have this again, most likely. And hopefully next time, maybe even give it a little more age.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours your usual stout impenetrable black, though it does contain a good amount of tiny, dark brown bubbles which lines the sides and bottom of the glass. It briefly forms a thin, somewhat fizzy head of the same dark brown bubbles, which dies away swiftly and leaves almost no trace.

Smell: Dark chocolate, caramel, and plums well out of the glass, heavy with sweetness and more than a hint of spice.

Taste: Black licorice, heavy on the anise, opens the flavor profile, and hangs around for the entire process. Sweetness surges about beneath it, roiling with caramel notes, which mingle with plummy and cherry tones. Bittersweet dark chocolate rounds out the flavor experience, which finishes with a bit of heat and astringency (this effect oddly diminishes as the beer warms - that, or my mouth simply grew accustomed to it), and leaves a lingering aftertaste of anise.

Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth, and creamy, this is definitely a stout. The carbonation is quite lively.

Overall: Aside from the heat and astringency in the finish, this is an enjoyable beer. It's a little heavy on the black licorice flavors, but still presents a good depth and layering of flavors. I'd have this one again.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a solid black with a two finger mocha head which quickly dissipates however some remains as a collar. Decent lacing.

The smell is full of chocolate, roasted malts and spicy hops. There is some boozy smell as well. Some fruits and nuts in the background as well.

The taste follows the nose with the thick chocolate and roasted malts in the foreground with spicy hops overlaying everything. There is also a fruity and nutty taste in the finish. Some booze leaks through but it is generally well masked. The booze gives a warming feeling; this is good to drink on a cold night like tonight. This compares very favorably with other Imperial Stouts I have had.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells off-puttingly astringent, almost like I got a bad bottle, it's that strange. Coal comes to mind for some reason, almost like something I should not be ingesting. Actually it smells like a bottle of prescription pills. The nose sweetens only a little as the beer warms.

Flavor-wise, there's a ton of bitter, boozy black licorice, like someone dumped a shot of sambuca in this thing. Charcoal and raw tree bark, with only faint glimmers of dark fruit and cherries. There's also a Scotch/peated malt thing going on. Definitely pretty harsh initially, we'll see how it warms...

Like the aroma, the flavor profile gets just a little sweeter as time passes. Still, it seems like something went wrong here. Like the Belgian yeast was just completed overpowered by booze and black patent malt.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,136 ratings.
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