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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 deadonhisfeet
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Bruery tulip. The pour is very black with a typical viscosity for a beer of this magnitude. It sports a rather disappointingly thin head that demonstrates poor retention. The nose is very pleasant. Lots of dark chocolate, a hint of fruit, moderate roastiness, and very light on the char. It doesn't smell at all like a Russian Imperial Stout.

Full body with a very creamy, silky smooth feel that complements the rich flavor perfectly. Like the nose, this beer has lots of roast as well as a hefty dose of malty toffee-treacle sweetness, but it does not have any char or burnt flavors one finds in RISs. The creamy character and sweetness make this drink like an imperial milk stout. I get milk chocolate and cappuccino up front, then some vanilla, sweet cream, and a little dark fruit. I tend to find heavy dark fruit notes in stouts to be undesirable if they are too strong, as the tart notes clash with the roasty notes. Here, the fruit notes do not lend excessive tartness or off-balancing flavors (at least, they don't seem to for me), just a little more variety to the profile. A nice warming boozy slap hits you on the finish. It adds richness to the flavor without making the beer taste like kerosene.

If ever I have encountered a dessert beer, this is it. An ideal night cap on a chilly evening.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle poured into a 16 oz. glass. Very rich dark brown color with a dark tan 2 finger head. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, dark cherries. Alcohol is very prevalent. Yummy!!

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Photo of larryi86
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, dated 5/29/15, poured into a tulip

A, pitch black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, coffee, some hints of dark fruit, bananas, some alcohol.

T- Dark chocolate, some dark fruits, coffee, bananas, some alcohol, decently balanced.

M- Medium to full body, alcohol is fairly noticeable.

O- Yeast dominates this beer, a good take on an imperial stout. Worth picking up, a little boozy, but would probably be great in barrels.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a small dark cream colored head. looks kinda bland

smells like chocolate coffee, pretty nice aroma.

taste is sweet coffee with some chocolate. the alcohol is noticeable. a little harsh at the end.

overall this isn't great but i've had much better beers in this style. it's not bad either, maybe a little too much alcohol on the taste.

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Photo of maxifunk777
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The perfect Stout when your in the mood for a good stout but do not want drink up one of your best stouts.
Weyerbacher does it again another very good beer. Will buy again for sure.

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into tulip. thick and dark, no head. looks great. smells good. tastes ok. smells like raisins and chocolate. pretty solid belgian stout.

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Photo of bsk295
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout! Good cold or at room temperature. It is a very dark beer so you may be initial intimidated. This beer is not bitter and very drinkable. Please be careful as it has a high alcohol content.

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Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks like motor oil, tiny maybe refers to the dark brown head, it's tiny. Thick mouthfeel that lingers. Very much like drinking scotch has a smoky taste feel and smell. Very very pleasant to sip on, as it warms it opens up to figs and chocolate covered raisins. I actually lle this better at room temp. Great beer unlike anything else, it is an experience and is anything but tiny.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, alcohol, some coffee. Taste is charcoal, a good bit of alcohol, smokey, a bit of chocolate, but not nearly as much as the smell, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth, and overall a decent beer, but way to boozy for my liking.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Weyerbacher cuvee glass. Bottled 8/14/15, best before 8/14/17.

Pours as black as midnight, opaque, with a very small brown head that dissipates quickly. Viscous, with plenty of legs on it when swirled around in the glass. Dark chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt aroma. Rich, intense malt flavor. Bitter and roasty with no shortage of chocolate or coffee. Full bodied, long-lasting flavor. Mouthfeel is slick and could benefit from a little creaminess or thicker texture. Also,

TINY packs a punch and is one to be savored slowly. My expectations were high, as I was excited to see what Belgian yeast could do to an American Imperial Stout, but I did not get any Belgian yeast qualities out of it whatsoever, which was a slight letdown.

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Photo of gcasher
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic appearance of pitch black with dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells of bourbon and dark chocolate. Tastes of dark roast malt bourbon and chocolate plus a strong alcohol that warms the belly quickly. The mouthfeel is thin in contrast to the appearance. Overall, a fantastic stout.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a jet black with tan head that leaves very little retention. Smells of molasses and some dark malts. Tastes thick with hit alcohol notes that burn the throat, and some caramelized raisins and perhaps some dark fruit. Full bodied beer with an ample amount of bitterness. Definitely a booze bomb. If you're into this kind of beer then leave it for desert or your sole beer if the night. I think it could be improved by dialing down the alcohol and diversifying the malt bill.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tiny is huge. Really huge all around. It's a drug. Be careful.

It opens all black and beautiful with tiny bubbles. Excellent. The aroma is big and bold - yeasty, boozy, roasty. The taste matches the smell, but amplifies the experience. It's malty roasty, yeasty as can be. The hop profile is low enough to be overwhelmed by the rest of the taste.

The aftertaste is more of a burn. Alcohol. Unapologetically. Recommended.

This would most likely improve with aging, but it's damn good now (May 2015 bottling, May 2017 best by, I assume is what the stamps on it mean).

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Photo of LAp
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a pitch black with almost no head. When poured hard intentionally, formed a thin, dark head. The smell is very interesting, with Belgian spice (a very unique addition), chocolate, and coffee. On the palate it leads with chocolate, which gives way to spices. The combination is certainly different, but neither is bold enough to really sell the idea. Mouthfeel is thick, but without much of any carbonation (too little in fact). Overall an interesting attempt - and definitely great to see a new take on the style - but probably not one I'll pick up again.

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Photo of jds16
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thin tan head vanishes almost instantly, otherwise looks like a typical, if slightly thin, imperial stout. I smell chocolate, cherries, and alcohol. I taste chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee. Slight alcohol burn down the throat. Medium body, a little slick, and dangerously drinkable for the abv. Not sure what's "Belgian" here, but I'm enjoying it very much.

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Photo of Lilbeck23
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell almost like hints a Shiraz kind of aroma. However the taste comes off strong on your palate with tart, sour and roasts of a chocolate flavor. The alcohol is present for the first few sips, but once you indulge in the drinking it compliments everything perfectly. A hint of a burn down the main pipe, but worth every sip.

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

pours out an oil slick with almost no head. nose; rich mixture of coffee bean, baker's chocolate, oak cask and banana, damn. taste; bitter cocoa, oak, chocolate, dark cherry, and vanilla. very slight on the belgian yeast and burnt toast, moderate roasted malt. 12% abv, and it goes down scarily easy and pleasant. thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. perfectly bitter/sweet balance here and a monstrous mix of rich flavors that somehow manage to remain engaging and uncloying. disregard the less-than-stellar reviews if you are a stout fan; gold star for this one - sign me up!

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Photo of Zonk
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown/black with thick tan head close to an inch
Smells a bit hot, dark cherry liquer
Liquor soacked cherries followed by a bit of roasted malt on finish
Medium bodied stout but could use a bit more viscosity to carry the nearly 12% ABV.
Overall a well done stout, although any Belgian influence seemed hidden behind the high ABV (although comparison to a quad might not be out of the question).

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 1pt. 9.4 fl. oz. caged and corked brown bottle - bottled on 1/12/2015 - best before 1/12/2020

Tiny Imperial Stout filled my snifter with a dark black hue forming a 1-1/2 finger milkshake like tan head that reduced to a collar of foam, The nose was of roasted malts, chocolate, dark toffee and some alcohol was noted. The taste was of roasted malts, generous amount of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar and a nice amount of warming alcohol. The mouth feel was full bodied, a little prickly carbonation and pleasantly smooth for such a big beer.

Overall, Tiny Imperial Stout is an enjoyable and tasty Belgian inspired Imperial Stout. The drinkability is only limited by its high ABV, Nothing Tiny about this stout but its name.

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Photo of 57md
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark brown in color with barley a finger of head. The head dissipated quickly.

Some roasted notes in the nose but the dark fruits are more dominant. The body is thick and rich and this offering has a dry roasted bitter finish.

Didn't really get the Belgian yeast flavor.

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Photo of djames
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This stout pours similar to a semi-flat cola with the familiar dk. Brown/almost black color. The initial taste is that hot burn of fusel alcohol. But what sets this beer apart from others in the family is the accompaniment of a very strong and distinct fruit presence. Dark cherry, plum, raisin, and fig are all present. This is a stout where the alcohol burn is actually welcomed as it pairs very nicely with those deep fruit flavors.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle served in a chalice. It pours bright black under a ½” tan foam collar that recedes moderately fast. A hint of legs. Winey estery aromas dominate the nose. The palate is alcoholic, malty and sweet toned down slightly by some bitter roast.

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Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Love Imperial Stout. Love this Brewer's stouts. So I'm biased.
A: Misses the 4 because it fades fast and doesnt lace as much as the best.
S: Liquor soaked dark fruit, dark chocolate box, truffles, and earth tones.
T: follows the smell but better! Yeasty, woody, boozy and chocolaty, followed by dark chocolate wrapped dark fruit; then the chocolate flavors blossom more, as in melting in your mouth, and finally the woody, yeast, alcohol manage the long finish.

F: Great mouth feel, medium bodied, good for meditation or dessert. Last beer.

I'd taste this off RIS and BIS like BORIS, Stone, Russian River, Founders.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a truly opaque black with virtually no head, no retention & no lacing save for an itsy-bitsy toffee-colored ring around the rim.

S: Sweet notes of chocolate & hints of Belgian yeast jump out of the glass. Vanilla & roasted nuttiness. Hints of clove. Very pleasing nose.

T: Much more pronounced vanilla up front. Mid palate features more distinct yeasty qualities along with tobacco & clove. Finish is ever so slightly on the fruity side. I can't lie, I was waiting for more flavors to develop here & they did not.

M: Almost no carb married to a weird, watery body. It KINDA works, there's a discernible richness here, but ultimately the frame isn't large enough for the flavor profile.

O: Looks, smells & tastes pretty darn good. Pretty solid for what it is.

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Photo of justinp444
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter it is black with a chocolate 2 and a half inch thick foamy head. Smell is of dried fruit roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and a little bit of coffee. It also smells of a lot of very sweet fruity esters similar to a regular Belgian dark ale. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, sweet vanilla, figs, apple, spice, caramel, a tad bit of alcohol. It has a very sweet full mouth feel and body, the alcohol makes it a bit more dry but it still has a nice warming feel added to it.

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