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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color with good opacity. The head is very creamy; a one finger tan shade that fades slowly but surely. There's still a thin, consistent film remaining, so retention is quite good. Looks damn good, frankly.

S: There's a very pleasant mix of darker fruits, lighter ones, and plenty of fudgy chocolate. Licorice is prevalent, but not deterring; appearing more boldly as it opens up. This has a really likable aroma. In fact, I'll even go a step further: this isn't far off from Black Albert in terms of quality.

T: It opens with a lot of vinous dark fruit, with just a touch of supplementing cherry notes as well. A midtaste of chocolate and licorice is followed up by a bready, earthen finish. Caramel is strong on the aftertaste, with roasted suggestions popping up every now and then. At first sip, it seems quite boozy, but calms down after subsequent swigs. For a near 12% imperial stout - especially one brewed with Belgian yeast - it's a bit lacking in complexity. It's there, don't get me wrong, but not as vividly as it should be. Other than that, it's damn solid.

M: This is on the sweeter side in terms of the finish and aftertaste. It's also soft - no annoying astringency or raging carbonation here. Well, maybe a touch of the former, and it's certainly not annoying here. Quite the warming brew going down, as well. Despite that, I'd even call it easy to drink. But only just.

O: I wouldn't drink this cold, because it definitely improves the more it warms up. All in all, I like this one a lot - anything that bears a vague resemblance to Black Albert is sure to get praise from me. To be fair, it is a little rough around the edges in comparison, but it captures the good aspects of both a BSDA and a RIS well enough. A pleasant surprise from Weyerbacher; I'll having no trouble polishing this big bottle off solo.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Tiny pours dark black with a thick foamy tan head. Lacing is pretty much nonexistent.

S- The nose showcases chocolate, cream, dark fruit, and bready vanilla.

T- Bitter chocolate, dark roasted malts, and smoke are up front, with espresso, brown sugar, and booze on the finish. This is a very boozy brew. Bitter dark chocolate, peat, and dark roasted malts with a touch of oaky vanilla linger on the palate. Sweetness and cream open up as the beer warms. Don't drink this right out of the refrigerator. Let it warm a little to take the bitter edge off with some vital sweetness.

M- This beer is downright heavy with little carbonation.

Overall, I wish this beer was a little less earthy and smokey. The strong alcohol also makes this stuff tough. I like a beer with complexity- marrying sweet notes with cereal ones, while masking the high alcohol. Don't get me wrong: a little booze makes me feel more like a man for drinking it. But, this beer is all alcohol, burntness, and leather. It really only starts to get nice once it warms up. My advice: drink this warm- or drink something else.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours jet black with a chocolate black head of about a finger

S: Bitter chocolate, smoke, oak, roast, and booze

T: A chocolatey sweetness hits right up front, moving into a dry and bitter cocoa in the middle, accentuated with a roasty smokiness on the end, with a great deal of booze heat

O: This is a pretty good stout, but I would probably prefer old heathen or heresy over this guy. A bit too simple for my tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,171 ratings.
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