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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark black with a foamy dark cocoa-colored head; fairly quickly dissipating head and decent lacing

S: So roasty and boozy and malty; lots of dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee beans with some sweet bready vanilla and toffee aromas; an underlying booziness persists

T: A bit more subdued but balanced flavors; lots more chocolate--like tootsie rolls--with some subtle coffee and dark fruits lingering beneath

F: Medium body and creamy but a bit thin for what it is

O: This is a balanced big beer; not nearly as boozy and overpowering as it should be considering the abv; me likey

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving from a large bomber of 25.4 oz. Not sure how they came up with that size - but it's better than the usual - bomber of 22 oz. This is from Weyerbacher, one of my favorite breweries for many reasons.

This is their "Belgian style Imperial Stout". I wish some of these people on this review for this beer - would read the damn label. It says - just what it is:

"Belgian style Imperial Stout"

No it is not an Imperial Stout. It says so on the label.
No it is not a Belgian style ale. It says so on the label.

What it is - is a great drinkable Imperial Stout without the heaviness, without the heavy mouthfeel. With the - lightness and the OUTSTANDING finish of the Belgian style ale.

This is a great combination of styles that work together in concert. At first I was disappointed that it lacked the substance of the traditional Imperial Stout at the finish, but as you sample it - you recognize that you gain the substance and mouthfeel of the Imperial Stout up front, coupled with the velvety light finish of the Belgian style ale at the finish.

Actually, it's the finish on this beer that makes it is so appealing.
It reminds me of a great Chianti, the finish just disappears into a delicious vapor, but with this beer, it vaporizes into a delicious carmel bourbon vapor...And that my friend, is good.

Definitely not an IMPERIAL STOUT, nor a BELGIAN STYLE, but a happy marriage.
Imperial up front, Belgian at the end.

No it will never replace my DORIS THE DESTROYER or YETI as a reference Imperial Stout, nor my THREE PHILOSOPHERS or as a reference Belgian Ale...

This is a well crafted beer that is a well executed voyage to combine two desirable aspects of two wonderful styles - in one beer. And I'm smiling all the way to the refrigerator to get another!

Well recommended. Enjoy.

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

Number on the neck says 111810, I assume November 18th, 2010? I assumed this to be around 2 years old so probably. More like 2.5 years old I guess.

A: Pitch black pour. Dense and fluffy dark, dark brown head. Fades slowly, leaving no lacing behind at all. Decent head retention.

S: Sharp whiskey aroma. Lots of vanilla? Decent dark fruit, almost wine-like and earthiness. Very strong oakiness.

T: Huh, very interesting. Lots of alcohol, number one. Boozy throughout even given the age. There's some chocolate and burnt sugars. Lots of dark fruits blend in with figs and plums mainly. A little earth too. Finish is quite boozy with loads of oak and...cherries? Lingering booze and dark fruits in the aftertaste.

M: Big, heavy, huge, boozy.

O: Not a whole lot of stout in this one. Bottle doesn't state anything about barrel-aging but this one is very boozy and oaky so I feel like it is. But on the other hand, not real whiskey flavors. Odd. Regardless, the dark fruits in this one dominate. Kinda reminds me of Darkness in a way (though not as good). Roasted malt is just a little chocolate buried under everything else. Decent but super boozy and a bit unbalanced.

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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,178 ratings.
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