TINY | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Double / 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,176
Reviews:
387
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
334
For Trade:
16
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exquisite. I'm not actually giving a review this time - I'm just reminding myself to look for this stuff again :)

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4.93/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Absolutely amazing! For Belgians, this is a pinnacle brew. The mouth feel leaves something to be desired, but this is a superior beer.

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4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml corked & caged bottle (no Bottled On or Best By date listed) into a Lost Abbey branded Rastal Teku 2.0 stemmed glass.

A- The pour reveals an absolutely motor oil black liquid capped by about 1-finger's worth of a brown head dissipating rather quickly. Considering the elevated ABV, I didn't expect much head retention. (4.75)

S- Aromas of milk chocolate and espresso play amazing well with the fruity esters from the Belgian yeast creating the illusion of a banana split sundae. As it warms, I am able to detect molasses, vinous notes (reminiscent of a port wine), vanilla, alcohol and a hint of anise. (5.0)

T- Espresso-like astringency from the heavy dose of roasted barley hits the palate first. Sweetness is detected mid-palate from the dark-kilned malts Belgian yeast which lingers. The finish is long and some alcohol warmth is felt as it slides down the throat. (4.75)

M- The body falls squarely on the heavier side of medium. Although I have consumed Tiny previously with very little carbonation, this particular bottle/batch features a lively carbonation which helps both open the palate and as it warms, keeps the beer from ever becoming cloying. (4.75)

O- Not only does Tiny stand as the epitome for the style (and stands proudly above other respected Imperial Stouts like Stone's IRS), you cannot (and will not) find something of this caliber for the price (~$7-$8 bottle). The only thing that would make Tiny a perfect 5.0 is by throwing it into some bourbon barrels (and am confident that it would rank alongside Bourbon County and KBS). Until then, the beer is great, the oxymoronic title is great and the (recently updated) artwork is great...world class! (4.75)

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