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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".

Added by jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

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

A-Black as night with thick 1 inch toffee head that leaves a thick lingering, lacing

S-sweet dark chocolate with some dark fruits and candi sugar, molasses and sweet coffee, caramel, vanilla

T-mouthful of Chocolate with some subtle notes of molasses and coffee that gives way to some slight boozy anise,dark fruits, raisins, figs, dark cherry, some lingering sweetness but not in a way that tires the palate to the point where you can't drink anymore......bit of a boozy finish and slight alcohol burn........

M-full bodied beer, mild carbonation, viscous,

O- very good beer that I'll visit time and time again. HIgh ABV is well hidden among the chocolately flavors.. Compliments to Weyerbacher on this one.

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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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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cork-and-caged 750ml into my Chimay chalice.

Appearance - After pouring with vigor, a cinnamon colored head flashed up and fizzled away within seconds. Color is charcoal black with glowing tawny highlights just along the edges.

Smell - Raisins, roasted malt and alcohol combine to create an interesting, though not particularly strong nose on this one. Malt comes out more as the beer warms, revealing layers of brunt toast and just a touch of mocha. The alcohol is very evident here, which is not exactly a bad thing as it contributes a light fruit character to the aroma.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Roasted malt with some burnt, bitter character hits first followed by sweet raisin and prune which cleans up the palate. There are hints of smoke and wood in the taste that I did not get in the aroma. Alcohol is evident, drying the mouth. The full body feels sticky and heavy on the tongue.

Overall - The label says to expect roasted and vinous notes, which I get in a big way. I wan't sure what to expect from a Belgian style imperial stout, but it is sort of like a stout crossed with a doppelbock - slightly reminiscent of port wine. This is a solid offering from a solid brewery, and a nice sipper in some cold weather.

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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a thick black pour wit 2 fingers of very dark brown head which dissipated into a fine tan ring. a very sweet overall aroma of pecans, cashews, molasses, cocoa, subtle roasted grains, mocha coffee. a very subtle bitterness from the roasted grains, followed by lots of sweetness from the heavy malt profile.. lots of roastyness, chocolate, coffee.. a very subtle flavor profile.. nutty and sweet.. the alcohol is very hard to detect.. which is pretty brutal for such a heavy stout.. though not as brutal as killing this thing by myself (a 750ml) on a weeknight. full body with low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a slightly chalky finish.

this has been aged for roughly 2 years.. and i can only say aging has done this beer damn well. not as good as their barrel aged stout, but damn good nonetheless. i can definitely admit to every sip bringing joy to my taste buds.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thanks to a long ago trader that i don't remember, unfortunately, for this one.

2010 vintage poured cold and black to a surly darkness snifter with a thin, long lasting mocha head with nice retention around the rim and lace after each sip.

aroma of molasses, dark fruits and a bit of smoky char.

light bodied, impressing as more of a super dark belgian as opposed to a stout, big carbonation, super light and sweet to the lips, creamy smooth.

scary drinkable, medium heat as it warms, 11.8% well hidden

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A very dark pour out of the bottle, almost pitch black, with a light cocoa colored brown head to match with. Microscopic bubbles in the head, with a whispy top and no oily sheen. Nice milky way appearance. Quite nice.

Light roasted smelling dark malts, and a mild sweetness. Faded wet black licorice, candied sugars. Some quad like grape sensing fruit character as well. Not very hot smelling either. Quite solid, just seems like it lacks some possible depth. Hint of oak chips used in the brew? Dunno.

Interesting palate feel. Very silky, but also very light and borderline wet. Finishes with coffee and cream like flavors in the mid palate on first sip. Flavors are quickly fleeting on numerous sips, but does provide some fruity grape, currant and somewhat raisiny character. Slight woody character possibly perceived on the nose doesn't come through in the taste as much.

It's an interesting take style wise. Yup it truly tastes Belgian and a mix of classic American large stout qualities. However, it's decent yet not mind blowing. Always wanted to try this one, glad I did.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,192 ratings
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