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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Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into small chalice: color is black, solid, head is darker tan with fine bubbles, no lacing.

Smell is roasted malt, touch of ester/booze, transitioning to sweeter base with a belgian yeast twist and fruity complexity. Notes of chocolate and espresso and pepper.

Taste is similar with a roasted malt flavor, moderate ester, then sweeter malts and fruitiness - fig, raisin like, chocolate, espresso and pepper are also noticeable. I let this warm quite a bit and it did not expand the flavor but it was consistent and fairly drinkable.

Mouthfeel has moderate presence with fine carbonation and strong ester drying.

Overall a good beer, booziness is noticeable but still doesnt seem like a 12% brew. Flavors are mixed with not one presenting prominently.

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Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of stortore
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Bottled 1/2/15, had 9/19/16.

Pours an opaque, dark brown, thick looking, with a one inch foamy head, some foamy lacing. Kinda looks like it means business. The smell brings roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, raisins, Belgian yeast, light smoke, a little fig. The taste also leads with the roasted malts, then chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, smoke, licorice, some prunes and coffee, light Belgian yeast. Good amount of bitterness up front. Smooth, creamy, well carbonated- but a little fizzy and it does detract a bit, full bodied, the taste lingers.

Very good flavor- lots of layers, very good aroma, fairly complex. This needs a lot more love in the ratings department, a terrific and highly enjoyable beer. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Benish
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stud122433
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautifully black brew; thin mocha head with ok retention.

Nose offers complexity and depth: roast and char; chocolate and licorice; banana; molasses; raisins; brown sugar; sweet red grapes.

Flavor follows: it's big and bold and sweet immediately up front. Waves of chocolate and molasses, mingling with dark fruit and brown sugar. Back half features a nice roasty char along with a pleasant boozy burn.

Thick and chewy feel. The alcohol is noticeable but not at all unpleasant.

This is a fantastic sweet stout! This ranks up there with the best of Evil Twin's big bold dessert stouts.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

2014 in 2016 A very nice stout.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice easy dating on the bottle. Bottled September 28th 2016, best by September 28th 2018.

It pours pitch black, small head of tan foam.

I smell cloves, anise, candi sugar, dark fruit, roasted malt, alcohol.

Ditto for the taste. Dark pitted fruit stand out more here than in the smell. Alcohol is manageable. Does it resemble a Belgian style Imperial Stout? You betcha.

To me, full bodied with ample carbonation.

This is quite a treat.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SawDog505
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass bottled on 6/29/16. Pours a very attractive slick black, with a solid inch and a half mocha like head. That settles very quick into a very bland rootbeer dark brown, with no lace to speak of and headless!

Smell is clove, banana, bubblegum, biscuit, anise, dark fruit, and a little anise.

Tastes follows, clove, banana, anise bubblegum, vanilla upfront with a large shot of booze in the large finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin a little less medium, little carbonation, pretty dry, and very boozy start to finish and it makes it a sipper.

Overall this is a very different beer that leaves you wonderiking every sip.

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Photo of drtth
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on date 23 Dec. 2015 with a best by date of 23 Dec. 2017.

The beer pours out into a snifter glass looking like used motor oil, a dark brown that is almost black. There is a 1/8" layer of dark tan head that soon recedes to a thin film on part of the liquid and a small ring around the glass. Sipping creates a line of foam that quickly turns into little spots of foam before they disappear. All the foam is gone by about midway through the beer.

The aromas are dominated by the yeast with some dark fruits but there is also some noticeable dark chocolate and some dark roasted malt in the background.

The flavors pretty much follow the nose but the individual components of the flavor profile seem to be playing a game of hide and seek, with first this one and then that one showing more of itself. There is also a bit of sweetness here but little or no bitterness or burnt malt flavor. Its hard to tell there's any alcohol in this one until its effects begin to create that feeling of warmth.

The mouth feel is on the full bodied side of medium with a nice smooth creamy feel and with some very light traces of carbonation. The unusually long finish seems actual seems as if it will be quite short at first as some of the various flavors begin sliding away into the background but there is still some of that dark roasted malt and dark chocolate that are present but barely noticeable in the back of the palate for quite a long time as the bitterness actually becomes more noticeable.

Overall, I definitely like this stout as it is well brewed with flavors are well balanced and an interesting combination. At this ABV it’s basically a one a night sipping beer that I’ll be having more of in the future. I’m am not sure why it took me more than 5 years to get around to sampling it. Especially since Weyerbacher has long been one of my preferred sources for big beers and also offered one of the most informative brewery tours I’ve ever been on. It definitely won’t be 5 years before I have the next one.

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

Photo of deg
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle that was bottled on 06/29/16 with an expiration date two years out from that date. Sampled on October 29, 2016.

Jet black pour with a modest tan head that fades gradually.

The aroma is bold with dark roasted malts, licorice, a little alcohol and a low to no hop profile.

The body is medium.

Even though there is little in the way of hops on the nose there is a definite bitterness racking up at the end. Sweet roasted malts are little overtaken by the booziness of an 11% ABV beer.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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