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TINY | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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TINYTINY
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3.96/5
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1,191 Ratings
TINYTINY
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
Ranking:
#4,801
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
1,191
pDev:
11.36%
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Ratings: 1,191 |  Reviews: 391
Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head really on a jet black body that looks thick. Nice vanilla and roasted malt and Belgian yeast in the aroma. This one isn't cold which makes it different. This one is spicy and peppery up front moving to roasted malts, light espresso, bourbon and earthy hops.thick body and moderate carbonation. This one is very good and probably better cool. This is a very complete stout.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting courtesy of smaisch.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt, slight fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is the same with an alcohol finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but the Belgian yeast used makes for some interesting aromas and flavors.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think it's safe to say this probably my favorite Weyerbacher release as of yet. The first time I went to get some it was already sold out and sure enough they released it again and I made sure I got a bottle that time around. The beer is a big stout, I love the look of the pour, the carbonation give this beer a similar look to a really thick Guinness or something. This brew is so dark, it looks so good in a chalice or goblet. The head is a rich looking brown color and very thick and smooth. The aroma is of some Belgian yeasts that are kind of hidden by the bigger aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. This stout taste like something out of a dream to me. The richness of the dark chocolate with some serious dry hops in the aftertaste. It's got some sweetness and then some bitterness, it got different levels going on in it. Overall I would buy this again anytime. I think any stout fan would enjoy this brew.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a dark tan head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and dark fruits are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate and roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the chocolate and roasted malt flavors are a little stronger. Little, if any alcohol or bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting stout that seems to exhibit properties of a stout and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. The masking of the alcohol makes this very drinkable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the taste of "stout" and "Belgium" collide, the mind doesn't think of things dainty, or finesse, or small- But Tiny is like having a chihuahua and naming him Killer.

The massive ale kicks off with a viscous and creamy appearance. Its dark weight looks like motor oil until it builds a tightly knit meringue on top. Its dark body is ominous with black opaqueness. Its head retains the session with intermittent lace throughout.

Bold aromas of fresh-brewed espresso and chocolate waft about the nose, but does so with an aura of wine-like complexity. Bunt toffee, molasses and charred toast fold in on scents of port wine, grape, and sherry wine. Its sweet and savory overtones are nearly mouthwatering heading into the first sip.

To taste, the expected flavors of espresso, bitter chocolate and hearty black-strap molasses align on the palate with full lush and savory effects. But the tart fruitiness of under-ripened berries, grape, figs, dates, prunes and raisins all take on an earthy stone-fruit flavor that heightens a sense of meatiness. Its light peppery qualities are spicy and bleed into the alcohol flavor for a mix of fresh-cracked peppercorn and brandy.

Its viscous mouthfeel is creamy and verbose with the ample carbonation and residual sweetness- kind of like a marshmallow peep for stout lovers. The beer's slow and even fade to semi-dry and spicy warmth textures extends well into the next sip.

The beer's super-bold flavor, feel, and complexity does a great job to deliver new tastes with each sip as the beer warms to reveal its secrets and the palate becomes accustomed to its charm. But one thing's for sure- Tiny is anything but small.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: After a promising start, the big mocha head atop the black liquid fades quickly; the head scatters some patchy lace, however

Smell: Plenty of boozy soaked dark fruit, sweetened chocolate and earthy tones

Taste: Yeasty, slightly boozy and chocolaty, up front, with a dose of sweet dark fruit; by mid-palate, the chocolate flavors get stronger and, after the swallow, the yeast lends an earthy Belgian complexity; long, slightly vinous finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with effervescent carbonation

Drinkability: Weyerbacher has refined this brew over time; drinking a 2014 shows the impact versus my original review in 2010; they really have captured the essence of a Belgian Imperial Stout

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of anis seed notes with light roasted character and some lactose notes. Taste is a very nice mix between some anis seed, lactose and light roasted malt with a nice dry creamy finish with some black chocolate. Body is full with great creamy texture with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nicely brewed with great mix between the different elements – drinking way too nicely for amount of alcohol in this beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a cola brown head of bubbly foam. It left thin, sticky patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of dried fruits - plum and raisin and a strong roasted malt aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee. There was a mild booziness with bourbon-like notes.

M - It was soft and smooth. Almost a little creamy. A medium to full bodied ale.

D - This is a pretty good Imperial Stout. The Belgian style twist is a little unusual, though.

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

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/21/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, plum, coffee, light char, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, plum, dark bread, coffee, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, raisin, prune, light coffee, dark bread, toast, light pepper, clove, and roasted/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great Belgian Imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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 NeroFiddled
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An impressive head of brown froth rises steadily as you pour "Tiny" into your glass. It forms an inch and a half or more of pillowy foam that lasts for quite some time above the black body beneath. It leaves walls of solid lace about the glass; and once the head has fallen it appears almost orange as it forms a ring along the sides of the glass.

The aroma is sugary and cocoa-ish with notes of dark fruit, backed by yeasty spice and roastiness. It's interesting, but it doesn't convey the complexity that's to be found in the flavor.

In the mouth the carbonation is released as the beer warms, foaming up and becoming pillowy before settling down to a smoother, almost velvety feel. It's a little bit much at first, but as you work your way through the glass and a bit of that carbonation is released it becomes much softer and smoother.

The flavor is complex, and certainly rich. It starts with candy (sugar and vanilla) and dark fruit (raisin, plum) with a bit of spice, then displays a lot of chocolate and cocoa across the middle, and ends with more candy-ish and spicy Belgian character. There are also some leafy hop flavors across the middle and throughout the finish, adding another component; and a contrast to the candy notes. It's sweet, but it's also dry, no doubt due in part to the yeasty spiciness and the drying alcohol.

But the alcohol is never really apparent (in your first glass) besides adding to the spiciness, which is fairly surprising for a brew of 11.8% abv, and lends greatly to its drinkability. The Belgian character also gives it more complexity and depth of character than might be expected, and there's certainly enough going on to keep it interesting.

Worth trying!

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3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 30 April 2015 and a BB date of 30 April 2017 in a Belgian snifter on 11 Dec. 2016.
Pours, thick, essentially black, opaque, and with minimal signs of carbonation. Virtually no head or lacing. The aroma seems a bit off, even for the Belgian style: it's quite mossy and earthy, with hints of fresh cut wood and black licorice. This characterization only partially carries over to the far more appealing flavor. Some molasses, burnt grain notes and light spicing.

Overall: interesting and drinkable, but disappointing, especially from Weyerbacher.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,191 ratings
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