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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 zac16125
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip
(have actually never seen two different dates printed on a beer)

A: Opaque black, 1 fingers width of mocha colored head dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a pretty good amount of lacing. 4.25

S: Interestingly the first aromas I get are fruity Belgian yeast esters, which are quite prominent in the aroma. I also get a fair amount of roasty notes, and very subtle semi-sweet cocoa. There are some spicy characters that are interesting. Perhaps a style blend of IS and BSDA, definitely more along the lines of a BSDA though IMO. 4.25

T: More stout-ish than the aroma implied, with big roasty characters and herbaceous, grainy malts. A little spice, but its subdued, as are the fruity esters. Spicy characters grow more prominent throughout the drink. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the heavier end, ABV is very well masked, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: Overall, I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Its unique, and not something I would frequent often, but is a very good beer if you are in the mood for something different. 4

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Photo of Marraybay
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow: Gigantic beer here. Pours a syrupy and deep black w/great upfront sweetness and an immense roasty mid-point/finish. Not much in the way of head retention or lacing. The alcohol is definitely a very prominent component, in both the nose and the taste. In reality, the booze is somewhat of an achilles heel: Would've preferred it dialed-back a notch or two so that it didn't dominate the nose and the palate so completely. Still a very different and unique beer that I enjoyed, the post pour "fogginess" from the nearly 12% notwithstanding. (Definitely packs a wallop.) Would definitely drink again and as always, cellaring a few would be an interesting experiment.

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Photo of Bone53
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Thick pour and black in the glass with no light coming through; One finger mocha brown head. Amazing looking beer

Smell: Some banana and spice from the Belgian yeast, undertones of caramel sweetness, roasted malts, and slight coffee. Fairly complex

Taste: banana and spices from the Belgian yeast upfront, caramel sweetness mid palate, then roasted malts in the finish

Mouthfeel: Heavy medium to full bodied; Silky smooth going down with a moderate bitter finish

Overall: Although this doesnt have as much roasted malts and chocolate notes as i had hoped, i still enjoyed this more than i had expected. The belgian characteriatics are spot on, and theres a caramel sweetness and roasted malt finish to balance it out. Im not typically a fan of belgian beers, so this is a fairly high score for me. If youre into this sort of thing, i imagine you'd love it and would highly recommend it

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Photo of BB1313
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 5/8/15. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a small mocha head that leaves solid retention and lacing. The aromas are full of milk chocolate. Cocoa malts are there. Some dark fruits in the mix. Smells very nice. The flavors follow the nose. Lots of rich chocolate along with some banana. The Belgian characteristics are pretty subtle. Slightly spicy. Subtle warmth in the finish, but it's not boozy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth. Becomes even more enjoyable as it warms. Great stout.

Besides Sunday Morning Stout, this is definitely their best stout, in my opinion. Well crafted and very enjoyable. Recommended.

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

Weyerbacher is a strange brewery. There really isn't a middle ground with them. The beer is either really good (as this one is) or really bad (ie Blithering Idiot)

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Photo of Prasm
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark - almost motor oil appearance, not giving much of anything on the nose though - just a little hint of coffee grounds, nice chocolate coffee flavors with a super thick and creamy mouth-feel.

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Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a barely present dark tan head. The aroma is distinct, deep roasted malts and earthy with some alcohol. The taste is much the same. The earthiness is not my favorite quality and it dominates until it warms up and dissipates. The body is full, thick, and smooth. Give it time and it is quite a good Imperial Stout.

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

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a very dark brown, almost black with two fingers of brown head that falls quickly.

S: Roasted malts and grains predominate. Chocolate and coffee are there as well.

T/F: Roasted malts and chocolate. Mild smokiness. Nice alcoholic warmth. Moderate carbonation.

O: A very good imperial stout and a nice representation of the style. Solid flavor and dangerously high ABV. Solid beer from Weyerbacher and I'd love to try it aged in oak.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Dark brown, opaque in color with a thin, coffee colored head and minimal lacing. I'm not getting a lot of smell but there is definitely chocolate, coffee, and malt. Very nicely flavored with chocolate, coffee, some vanilla or butterscotch sweetness, and some cherry or other dark fruit. The flavor grows on me with each sip. You can tell it's 11.8% by the alcohol burn. Excellent mouthfeel; it reminds me of Sunday Morning Stout. Overall, I really enjoyed this offering from Weyerbacher, which is one of my favorite brewers. I'll purchase more of it

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big frothy head. Smells of roasted malts. Alcohol smacks you in the face, but goes down rather smooth even if bitter. Overall one of the best Imperial Stouts I've had.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Weyerbacher's Tiny a couple of weeks ago for $8.99 at The Lager Mill. This one caught my eye and it's been awhile since I've had a Belgian style Imperial Stout, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown corked and caged 750ml bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice, it's a nice take on the name and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a finger and a half worth of dark tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the Belgian yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a typical Belgian yeast aroma with some spices seeming to sick out the most and it's followed by a light alcohol aroma. Up next comes the malts which impart some sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate and light black licorice like aromas with some dark fruits showing up towards the end impart some a dark cherry like aromas. The aroma is pretty nice, but I wish it was a little more balanced.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the Belgian yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time it's a little lighter. Up next comes a noticeable alcohol flavor that's a little boozy and it's followed by the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with no single aspect showing up the most and they seem to stick out a little more this time. Towards the end comes that same dark fruit aspect from the aroma with dark cherries still sticking out the most and it had a lighter amount of bitterness with some more sweetness and boozyness showing up with a roasted malt, Belgian yeast and dark cherry like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, i thought it had some good balance.

M- A little smooth, a little crisp, sticky, a little creamy, chewy, warming, a little filling, full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice but I wish the alcohol was a better hidden.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was good example of a Belgian Style Imperial Stout, it was a little rough around the edges, but for the most part it had everything that I look for in the style and I ended up liking it. This beer had ok drinkability, I think one glass is the perfect amount for me, but I'm sure I'll be able to make through the whole bottle. What I like the most about this beer was the balance when it came to the taste, it was just where I wanted it to be and I thought it the appearance was really nice also. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for the style, it's pretty well priced for what it is and I would recommend trying this if your looking for a nice Belgian Style Imperial Stout. All in all I liked this beer, but I think with just a little bit of work this could be a very good beer. It's one of the better Weyerbacher beers I've had and It's above average for the style. Nice job guys, this was a tasty Belgian Style Imperial Stout.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours viscous black with a fluffy brown head, great retention and some lacing. Aroma of tobacco, berries, dried figs, chocolate and a hint of booze. Flavor fallows aroma with a distinct Belgian dark strong ale yeast, some roasted coffee, sweet currants and just a little warmth from the high ABV. Massive mouthfeel, creamy body, perfect carbonation for the style, with a slight bite of booze on the finish.

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Photo of bman13
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very sweet for a stout ( which in my case, is not a good thing ) Belgian beers aren't my thing, and with that aside, I still try to rate by style instead of my personal preference. I suppose for a Belgian stout, it's pretty good. I'm getting a ton of candy malt flavors that dominate the slightly coffee/ chocolate flavors that RIS and american stouts possess. When the beer warms up, the flavors are a little more dominant,but not by a whole lot. It's also EXTREMELY carbonated, way more than a stout should be IMO. I guess I was expecting it to be more "stout" ish than it is, but it is by no means bad. If belgian beers are your thing, I'm sure that you'll love this. That's just not my case however.

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Photo of predikit
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly black, settles in the glass like ink, leaves a one inch brown head that has good retention. Leaves a low amount of lacing behind.

The smell is dominated by the alcohol, notes of oats and molasses, fig like fruity notes.

Taste hits you with the alcohol, malty start, takes on a mellow roasted tone, for the finish, hints of coffee or bitter chocolate. Leaves a noticeable burn from the alcohol behind.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth, the alcohol is mellow, it is detectable but does not cause any real harsh reactions. The throat burn lasts for a good time after a pull, only real negative here.

Not a bad stout, but would prefer more emphasis on flavor and less on ABV.

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Photo of classixIII
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, dark, dark with a thick deep copper brown head. Robust and flavorful with a somewhat creamy feel. The high ABV is well hidden in the bold taste.

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm not quite sure why this is described as an American Imperial Stout when the bottle is clearly labeled Belgian Imperial Stout.
This is one is a heavy hitter, the subtleties of a Belgian stout combined with the clout and luscious mouthfeel of a double stout.
I slowly bought out the supply at Broadway Dive on the Upper West Side over a 2-3 month period.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark with nice, thick very brown head.

Smell: Pleasant and complex. I get hints of coffee, some spiciness from hops, as well as a sweetness similar to a Belgian ale. Overall a nice mix of aromas can smell both the hops and roasted malts.

Taste: Excellent taste. There is both a strong malt flavor with some bitterness from the hops, but it is not too bitter, nor too sweet. The alcohol is prominent too. There is a sweetness at the end. The balance between the various flavors is great.

Feel: The feel is thick in the mouth, and almost creamy.

This is one of the best imperial stouts I've tasted. You will enjoy it if you like a bold stout with a strong alcohol kick. It is complex, and every time I drink it, I get something new. Definitely a beer to drink again.

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

Pours black and with a bit of thickness to the pour. A creamy head of chocolate colored foam falls slowly for the abv and leaves a layer on top. The nose is chocolate, crisp brown sugar and a bit of smooth caramel. A light bit of fragrant vanilla and a little bit of weak coffee. The chocolate is sweet and seems to fill up the nose with a bit of the other malt qualities laying low just beside it. A very faint hint of smoke but it's so terribly faint. taste is a bit of dark fruit with light licorice. A good mouthfeel that's full but dry and has a good carbonation to lighten the thickness of it. No alcohol on the nose or on the palate. This is a satisfying slow sipper with a lovely complexity that seems to captivate as it drinks. There is only a slight warmth form that trememndous abv in the swallow and it finishes with a touch of bitterness from roast. A bit of spice comes forward on the nose as it warms and really adds to the intracacy of this beer.

It's excellent.

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Photo of Dwkasper
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

A: dark, very thin mocha head

S: bananas, booze, milk chocolate, licorice, nutty, super complex nose

T: Tricky, does not follow the nose but delicious, light and chocolate

M: high carbonation with a big alcohol burn.

O: this is a highly interesting beer. The Belgian yeast and stout style actually go together well. I enjoyed it fresh but it has a big alcohol burn. Wish I had an aged bottle to compare, it would probably be delicious

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Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Banana, spice, smoke, chocolate, warm alcohol, licorice, caramel, and toffee.

Taste: On top of everything else mentioned above, I'm picking up a little licorice. A little bitterness in the rear too. Nice milk chocolate too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, nice warm alcohol, a little bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I like their Belgian yeast in this beer. Bananas and spicy make it more approachable and enjoyable. Definitely having more of these in the future.

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Photo of Acidik_Inc
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Weyerbacher's Belgian-Style Imperial Stout appropriately and ironically entitled Tiny. Weighing in at an incredible 11.8% ABV. This is no sissy chugging beer. You will demand for your taste buds to sip all the complex layers of port, fig, brown sugars, vanillas, charcoal, cognac. It's smokey sweetness and jet black flavor are only fantasy to most other Imperial Stout companies. I can not wait to break into another bottle.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Well this was a crazy beer at 11.8 ABV but the amount of carbonation really made this blend well. For this much beer and high ABV, you can't beat the price at $7

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottled 5/9/14, BB 5/9/19 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt
Head small (2 cm), medium brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing – basically none – a rare very tiny island of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt and weak coffee taste, some date/fig overtones; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.0625. Final weighted score: 4.125
This is a tasty imperial stout – don’t hold the “Belgium-style” against it. The coffee flavor could be a little more pronounced without hurting the taste and the barely noticeable yeast phenolics don’t ruin the flavor. A less fizzy more lasting head and more lacing would be good but the beer is still attractive without them.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Enjoyed from a bomber with cork top. YUM!

Ahhhh....a total winner. This Belgian imperial stout pours a thick luxurious black with a
beautiful frothy tan head and nice lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, crème brulee, coffee,
and Belgian earthy sweetness. Tons of dark chocolate on the front, dark roasted coffee on
the middle, and creamy sweetness on the back. Fantastic thick yet smooth mouthfeel, thick
and sumptuous, velvety goodness with the addition of just the right amount of Belgian yeast.
Alcohol is extremely well hidden. A personal favorite I have yet to tire of. Stout lovers TAKE

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. It was not what I was expecting; I was thinking it would be a creamy thick stout until I took my first drink. This flavor & mouthfeel actually reminded me a Gulden Draak or even Grimbergen. Then I read the label more closely and saw "Belgian Style." Ok, makes sense now.

A: This pours a deep black color; I poured this into a brandy snifter and it looked like it wasn't going to have a head, but then foamed up a good 1/2" at the end. Nice tan color, when swirled left very bubbly residue on side of glass. Appetizing look.

S: Not entirely strong smells, but a pleasing sweet yeasty smell.

T: Very interesting for me; was caught by surprise, it looked like it was going to be a thick creamy beer but tasted very sweet with a caramelized grain flavor on the back sides to finish. I thought I was sitting down for a meal and ended with a very sweet refreshing stout. The flavor could really be compared to a Grimbergen Dubbel, which is when I noticed the "Belgian" tag on the description. Makes sense.

M: Very effervescent. This almost had the mouth feel of champagne to me. Not quite so bubbly, but very close. Very interesting, it makes the beer feel lighter than it is. It feels like a beer that could be drunk quickly, but considering the ABV, sipped this one out.

O: I would certainly recommend this to any friend. Those who enjoy Gulden Draak or Grimbergen Dubbel will most definitely enjoy this beer. Well done.

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