TINY | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oktoberfest
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a 10 oz glass. Dark, alcoholy. Yes, that's totally a word. Chocolate. Very strong taste of Burgandy. Weyerbacher does big beers well and this is no exception.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 3/2/18

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that disappears almost immediately

S- Belgian candied sugars on the nose up front, along with banana, dark cherry, molasses, chocolate, even a bit of concord grape juice

T- bitter chocolate and black strap molasses up front, followed by a variety of dark fruit notes; black cherry, dark grapes, figs and raisins. The finish gives a peppery note with port-like qualities. Lingers of roasted barley

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a light alcohol warmth on the linger

O- a complex stout that seems to open up more as I drink it, very good

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Photo of bbtkd
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Weyerbacher Tiny Imperial Stout, 11.8% ABV. Pours black with a one finger brown head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing. Nose is roast malt, slight banana, bread/toast. Taste is toast, some banana, a bit boozy, coffee, and a slight bitter close. Develops a moderate bitter aftertaste. Has a bit of carbonation burn, so only very good mouthfeel. Overall excellent to near outstanding.

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Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of messersc
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm a fan. Pours with a nice-looking head. I love the smell, which is heavy for me on banana bread, although the taste I would describe more as actual banana, with coffee. Not a really strong roasted flavor. Sweeter on the nose than on the palate. A little bit of a slick mouthfeel for me - I'm wondering whether that's the beer or it was just an oddity of the bottle (but I didn't get any off flavors). An interesting tingly sort of thing going on at the finish - I liked that. I liked it and I would buy it if you're looking for a quality beer, but I'm not sure I would totally agree with its labeling as a "Belgian-style Stout." No clear Belgian yeast characteristics are coming across for me, and it's pretty damn viscous for anything Belgian.

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Photo of AltAdr
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Merticois
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greg_ehr
4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BoisseState
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Belgian imperial stout, hmmm.....what is that anyways? I am not sure how to approach that title because I don't know much about it. I have had darker Belgium beers, but not really a Belgian stout. The darker Belgian beers tend to taste like sweeter, maltier, carbonated beers. Not sure if that is what they are going for, but this seemed to taste like an average type of strong, imperial stout. It was a good drink, but I wasn't blown away by it.

Look: pitch black, tan head
Smell: dark malty, coffee, bready
Taste: smooth and malty, little bit of coffee, warming sensation
Feel: heavier, smooth, silky
Overal: It is a good strong stout that is well balanced and goes down nice and easy. it's good for when you want a regular well balanced imperial stout that.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip....

The look is "imperial stout" in spades. Thick, viscous, opaque, oily, and low head but surprising lacing.

The nose delivers on the Belgian/Stout promise. Belgian yeast, dark fruit chocolate, and toasted malt all show up for the party, although there is a fairly solid solvent booze note on the nose as well.

The flavor follows the nose faithfully, both good and troubling. Excellent complexity, with the toasted malts coming to the fore, but the booze comes home too and maybe a bit strong overall.

The feel is pretty darn good. Well carbonated with plenty of booze to prevent stickiness, but then again, the booze is a little strong at the finish.

I was well braced for a boozy offering, but this one is not for the faint of heart. A good imperial that I would recommend, but be ready for the ABV.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours India ink black with a rich, deep mocha head which rapidly dissipates leaving little behind in the form of surface cap or lace. The aroma is a rich, fruity stout full of roast, chocolate and Belgian yeast hints. Taste is toasted biscuits, Belgian yeast, toffee, chocolate and sweet coffee swimming in a blend of dark fruitiness. A hint of booze prevades. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with low-moderate carbonation, viscous, creamy, chewy and tongue crawling prickly in the finish.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hot damn, this was a great offering from a brewer I simply love...(I have to make a pilgrimage to their tap house some day!)

Right out of the bottle it pours what I think is the blackest of all liquids - ever. What makes it unique is the reddish tinge across the top and though there was little to no foam and no lacing to even mention it was still something to behold. The smell was absolutely a wonderful thing to experience - chocolaty, notes of coffee, and just the hints of the booze - all mixed expertly in my opinion. Mouthfeel was carbonated but creamy (with a heat after-effect due to the high ABV) and the taste was booze forward with hints of the flavors I noted on my nose. This was truly a special experience. I will definitely be looking for another one to age for at least a year.

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Photo of Impetuous
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Black body with a small, burnt caramel coloured head.

Flavors are fruit, biscuit malts, sweet malts, and some light chocolate. The fruit remains constant throughout and is very pleasant. There is very, very little unpleasantness from Carbonation is light and that’s appreciated.

I think it’s wonderful, don’t get the low score.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Seemed like a solid black but tilted I could see it had a dark cherry wood like brown. Deep mocha head as well but only a slight layer with lacing. Still it was impressive.

S - On the nose it mostly smelled of Belgium candied sugars including dark chocolate, mild roast, and some playful fruits.

T - This beer was very different from your standard Imperial Stouts. On the first pour the ABV was kind of cloying but as I sipped it became more balanced with the flavors of bakers chocolate, banana, and light roast. Slight raisin and plum joined in as it warmed. The kicker was the second pour which had the yeast at the bottom which I didn't expect. The yeast gave it a well concealed bitterness which masked the ABV extremely well. In fact this may have been the first beer that I should have poured harshly to mix sediment since it provided a nice dimension.

M - Mouth feel felt full despite the appearance of what looked to be a thin pour. Very drinkable despite the ABV.

Overall this beer really impressed me. Hearing most light beer drinkers here give this beer a heavy ABV burn made me think this beer would be better with age but it drank well. I could see myself picking up another bomber to have sometime over the summer but maybe to save for cold winters. Man, I've never been big on Belgiums but. I think I love Belgiums especially when done right!

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks black,with 1/2 " of khaki colored head which recedes in 1 minute. Smells of stone fruits,banana, fireplace ash, mild chocolate. Tastes is somewhat sweet. Banana split comes to mind.Taste is smooth and refined. (No head sort of bothers me) looks flat ,but it isn't. Feels boozy and way too thin. Nice bubbles and finishes almost dry. Which in a stout is the opposite of what I want to have. This has more of a chardonnay vinous feel. Overall this "Belgian Stout" is a disappointment) Weyerbacher stouts all seem to have this incredibly thin body to them which I find offensive. Will not purchase again. BA advocate lists this as a American double stout The bottle says Belgian style which makes me believe they used Belgian yeast. That explains the banana flavor.I believe aging a year helped significantly. I am not sure adjusting score is correct. It tastes much better aged.

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Photo of bobv
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch tan head over a near black body with scant lacing. Nose of dark roasted malt, dark fruit (Twizzlers!), and some chocolate. Taste of dark fruit, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and Ovaltine. Good feel and overall, a pretty decent Belgian Stout, sweeter than most, but tasty indeed with the 11.8% abv pretty well hidden. Cheers!

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Photo of bottmfeedr
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 1,232 ratings