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".

Added by jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

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Photo of chrispoint
1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of Urk1127
1.63/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mothman
1.76/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into darkness snifter.

Pours over 2 fingers of thick tan head. Color is black. Very good retention.

Aroma: Roasted malt, dark milk chocolate, dried cherries. Fairly muted. Smells like perfume.

Taste: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, and a sour cherry flavor. I don't know if this is infected or not. Some raisin and fig flavors.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and sour. Kind of creamy. Thinner bodied with tons of carbonation. Very fizzy. Ends very dry.

Overall, not good. Seems infected. Not drinkable. Flavors don't blend well. Drain pour.

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Photo of nlmartin
1.89/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The beer was served in a pint glass. The beer started cold and finished with a bit of a chill.

Appearance: The body of the beer is black. The head has a dark brown coloration with a raspberry hue. The head quickly resolves to a thin film.

Smell: Dark roasted and charred malt. Sour coffee and cocoa via for dominance with alcohol.

Taste: Dark roasted coffee and cocoa ride a wave of soured fruit. The sour notes are unpleasant and undesirable regardless of how cold or warm the beer gets.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is anemic. It leaves a oily feel in my mouth. In short this beer just doesnt work well for me. The alcohol is hot and the flavors are just a soured mess. No thanks I will for sure pass this beer up on the shelf.

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Photo of Overlord
1.92/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks for the extra!

Pours black with a slight, I don't know ... kind of purplish hint to the dark brown edging and foam.

Smells ... hmm... pungently sour with roasted malt. I went and looked at some reviews, and they also note sourness, so I guess it's a component of the beer.

Taste is over-the-top sourness for the style (in my opinion), along with some dark fruits, some strangely roasted/bracing malt, and .. you know what, I can't get past the rotting fruit sourness to this. It's as offputting as any flavor I can recall in a stout. Sourness and alcohol solvents is not a good combination for a beer.

Mouthfeel too thin for the style.

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Photo of Arbitrator
1.95/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks to nickd717.

A: Pours a black (or at least very dark) body, with high-rising light tan foam. Good retention for the style, I'm guessing due to the Belgian yeast.

S: Dry, roasty, phenolic (spicy) aroma. Chocolate. A sourness in the nose, either a milk smell or some kind of fruit. Weird.

T: Very roasty and spicy, lending a sort of burnt flavor to the chocolate. Some anise or something in the finish. Very spicy. There's a fruity sourness I can't get past.

M: Solventy... Phenolic. It's dry for the style, with light-medium bodied presence.

D: Very unsatisfying beer. No one wanted to finish it, and most of it went down the drain. I'd give this a higher score on appearance, but a beer that I just don't care to finish cannot, by my rules, get above a D.

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of Wadsey
2.08/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tiny, vintage unknown although I've owned this bottle for around a year

Served in DFH signature glass

A: Pours black with massive, rocky head that would look at home atop a golden ale. After the head crashes, some arcs of foam are left on the glass. 

S: Molasses, earth, Belgian spiciness and alcohol constitute most of smell. Additional aromas include floral notes and anise. 

T: Less malty sweetness and fewer roasted malt characteristics than I expected, and the anise/black licorice plays a larger role than it did on nose. Spicy and flowery. Acetone, light dried fruits and alcohol dominate much of taste--to the detriment of this beer.  Burnt malt and plastic make up finish. 

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Anemic seems like an apt description. Boozy and dry. 

O: Tiny seems like an imperial stout made on the cheap. I just read it cost $6 for a bottle, so my impression was correct. Skimps on malt bill and emphasizes alcohol. I'm disappointed with this beer and do not recommend it. 

Thanks, discovolante65, for the opportunity. 

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Photo of ajm5108
2.22/5  rDev -43.9%
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 Bendurgin
2.33/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a tulip. Pours black with a nice forming creamy mocha colored head that sits three fingers high. Damn, this one has staying power too. It's going no where after quite a while in the glass. Looks great!

Smells like bananas. Must be the Abby yeast they use on this one but it seems off. Aside from that we've really only got char. I guess these aren't neccesarily bad smells, but I"m just not diggin' them in this one. After letting it warm up a bit slight chocolate notes come through, but it's just not enough. The flavor is kind of all over the place. Still get banans and I still get char but I get a little more of the roasted malt flavor one would hope to get from a big beer like this. This one is still more or less a hot charred somewhat fruity abomination.

Not a bad feel, creamy full and robust with soft carbonation. A bit hot here. Damn, this one looked ever so good. Unfortunatley I'm simply dissapointed. It seems like it has all the characteristics I would want from an imperial stout. It just doesn't seem like any of it is really well done.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
2.46/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750

A - Pours almost black; thick looking - an abundance of carbonation. Letting the cork "pop" on this one is a bad idea...you'll lose about 1/4 of the bottle foaming out the top. Hold tightly onto the cork and try to let it hiss (like opening champagne - let it whisper). Big, frothy, mocha colored head with good retention and sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is malty and boozy - hints of caramel and coffee; a bit of cocoa nib

T&M - Feels like it may be overcarbonated; full bodied. Big and boozy, with an almost rubbing alcohol quality - it's really quite overpowering at first. If there was Belgian yeast used here it's lost behind the booze...I don't taste it. Once the alcohol subsides there is a good dose of malt, and a hint of bitterness. The typical subtleties of a "stout" seem lost here, and I'm more inclined to go with the descriptor of strong dark ale.

D - Eh...heavy and boozy; I've had more then one bottle of this, and have never had trouble finishing the entire thing, but there are certainly much more drinkable beers out there...certainly warming on a chilly night.

Notes: Living in PA, I nabbed a case of this. I'm probably on my eighth bottle for this review, and although my score won't seem to reflect it, it's actually improved over time. The first one I opened was damn near undrinkable. I have a few more, and I'm hopeful for the future on this one.

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Photo of evilkalla
2.46/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving: 750ml bottle into an ale glass.

A: Pours a pretty solid black color, with an inch or so of head on it. A little more head than I'm used to compared to other imperial stouts. Head dissipated to about an eighth inch fairly fast.

S: With my defective nose I detect some dark chocolate notes, some raisin and other fruit. Not bad, though average IMHO.

T: Smoked dark malt with a sharp, astringent note to it up front. Alcohol is heavy and overpowers the flavor. Not well balanced at all.

M: Has a fairly thick mouthfeel which is good, but the huge alcohol burn, not so much.

O: Not impressed by this at all. The taste is rather harsh and the alcohol presence is way too much. I would not buy this again.

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Photo of Stunner97
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance- dark pitch black with no even a speck of light coming through this beer, tan head starts thick and foamy and quickly fades away to nearly nothing

smell- roasted malts and espresso and coffee notes really dominate this strong pungent nose, a very strong and powerful nose

taste- a taste of booze is certainly noticeable a quite a bit, the start and mid palate is a little weak on this beer but the finish is decently long lingering of espresso and roasted malts, slightly bitter hops on finish drying it up a bit, overall the boozeyness is maybe just a bit high and complexity bit low

mouthfeel- its a bit way to thin for the style and i felt over carbonated a bit at points and unfortunately just to hot on the back end of booze

Drinkablity- this beer really started out better then it wound up being, its just kinda missing something, its got to much boozey nature to it and they probably over did it a bit at 11.8, but whats strange is just how light this in the body, just really never finds a balance between being a belgian, a stout, and having some hops, just off balance and hot whack a bit to me,

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Photo of biga7346
2.53/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a deep choclatey almost ashen with a full, frothy head. Not much lacing. The beer seems viscous, frothy and chewy.

S: A boozy rich nose with hints of vanilla bean, table sugar, dark roast coffee almost like espresso, lactic.

T/M: Taste doesn't follow the smell all that well, lost of flavors overlapping each other in the smell and the taste is a bit of a letdown. Although it's labeled as a "Belgian-style" double stout, I'm not getting much here that reaches out of a typical imperial stout. Lots of sugary, chewy mouthfeel. Coffee-like, milk chocolate notes in the finish, very, very boozy at nearly 12% abv.

D: I probably wouldn't buy this again, I'm not much of a double-stout guy anyway. And if I was looking for a Belgian-style, malt-forward beer I would look toward a Hell Hath No Fury or JP's Noel De Cabaza.

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Photo of Minkybut
2.59/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this alcoholic beverage into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was black as aces and poured no head whatsoever. It looked like tar sitting there in my glass. The smell was strong coffee and thats what it looked like. No Belgian taste which did not bother me at all but whew!!! What a alcohol hit. Way over the top burn. I could not even drink it like it was and had to cut it with a lager to get the expensive brew saved from the sink. I will not buy again.

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Photo of aasher
2.72/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a dark viscous black in color with a one finger off white head. The head dissipates to a somewhat unattractive light lacing around my snifter. It smells of dark roasted malt, some dark fruit, and a heavy, chewy dark maltiness followed by a moderate amount of that 11.8% alcohol. It tastes of sugary sweet dark fruits and toffee influenced chocolates, not my cup of tea. It's just not my flavor for the style. For a stout, it's very dark fruit heavy. This beer is sweet, really sweet. It drinks heavy in body but the flavor diminishes other aspects. It's thick yet cloyingly sweet. Booo! This beer by itself isn't anything special. Barrel aging might make this more drinkable.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Mudawg
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Softestdog
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Yabev15
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of travelguy
2.86/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste: Way too sweet. Feel: Like thick syrup.

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Photo of chilly460
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Thinner looking black beer with a pale white billowy head. Head dissipates quickly but sticks around.

S - I get strong roastiness, with some dark fruit. Not getting the typical banana I get in belgians.

T - Roast hits first, maybe some chocolate. Didn't get the dark fruit that I smelled. Then it hits, sickly sweet candy sugar. Overpowering.

M - Whoa, this is one chewy thick beer. Makes sense, plenty of residual sugars coming through.

O - Not a fan of this one, the sweetness just killed this beer for me.

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Photo of AndrewNations
2.94/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Nice and Dark with decent head that lasts roughly 10 minutes after the power. Lots of bubbles upon pour that explains the high carbonation feel.

S - Not a whole lot going on. Im getting very little Carmel and chocolate notes. Smell / Aroma is almost not existent for me.

T - Immediately taste the carbonation and the action it tends to make on my tongue. Some nice dark and roasty notes. The Belgian backbone is apparent but seems to get shifted to the back burner on account of the carbonation and high abv. At 12 % this one should age fairly well so Id guess it would age nicely.

M - Its almost a bit too aggressive. I like the mouth feel in terms of viscosity but its a lot going on an account of the carbonation. Kinda annoying and leaves me with dry pallet.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,209 ratings