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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a tasty beer. the alcohol is quite prominent,but that is a good thing.
A-black, decent head
s-alcohol, maybe oak and coffee

T-This stuff is awesome.. boozy malty goodness.
M- Darn near perfect. Could be a tiny bit thicker.
O- I like this stuff. i will buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An interesting, high, fluffy, active, brownish-tan head settles down after a few minutes to a thin coat over an opaque burnt umber liquid. A dominant aroma of chocolate nicely complements the visual display.

The taste is of bread and fruit. Currants come to mind, with a slight acidic tinge that contributes wine-like sophistication to a palate that, incredibly, ranges over to a comforting hint of freshly-baked dinner rolls. The beer has a creamy texture, culminating in a subdued but definite sting of carbonation and alcohol.

This is an absolutely delicious beer, uncannily melding drinkability and robustness.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL C&C bottle. No bottled on or best by date on the neck, so this bottle could be quite old

A: Pours a near pitch black color with almost no head

S: Nice roasted malts that provide a solid chocolate background along with some light notes of dark fruits from the Belgian yeast. Also get some anise

T: Starts of with the dark fruits and yeastiness, and then goes into the roasted notes and dark chocolate. The finish is quite earthy, along with some anise and vinous astringency. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for nearly 12%

M: Full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very smooth

O: A very well-crafted Belgian-style stout. Affordable and dangerously easy to drink at 11.8%. Recommended if you like Belgian-style stouts with a kick

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of Pahn
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch frothy tan head that dissipates quickly and lacelessly. Pours a thick opaque black. No lacing.

Smell: Cocoa, roasted malt. Dark chocolate aroma comes out with time. Some sweet and earthy raisin/banana type aromas come up along with some caramel, but they're more highlights than anything.

Taste: Coffee and roasted malt up front. Effervescent and smoky coffee and roasted malt finish. Not much bitterness, but the smoky elements and the airy feel accomplish the same sweetness-taming that's normally done by bitterness. Great balance. Very mild Belgian yeast influence, sort of an apple-like flavor that plays with some of the underlying dark fruit complexity.

More sips reveal a lot of deep, rich hot cocoa and roasted malt flavor. The 11.8%ABV is very well hidden, and it's buying *a lot* of complexity and boldness of flavor--none of my usual "this is too bland for being so high ABV" criticisms for this beer. All kinds of caramel pastry flavors come out, blending perfectly with the uncommonly smoky roasted malt and coffee elements. Excellent imperial stout, hard to ask for more than what this beer delivers.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Smooth but overcarbonated; the carbonation is the only harsh element here. Nowhere near as hot as 11.8% ABV would have you expect.

Overall: How well this beer incorporates solid, basic RIS flavors (coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, some dark fruit) with Belgian yeast and a very high ABV is noteworthy. Approaches the quality of Alesmith Speedway Stout in my opinion. Worth stocking up on a few bottles of this for the winter.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

25.4oz bottle into a sierra nevada snifter type glass, surprisingly I never had this, so I picked this one up at Whole Foods

Tiny does appears black even when looking through the bottle. Once the cork was loudly popped the liquid looked a nice brown color going down the slope. Well this became black once condensed in the glass but not a complete black hole. Elevated pours yielded nice tannish off white heads that were tightly combined resembling a Belgian head until it died. This left no lace, not enough stick.

The scents are not that far reaching. What's there in the beginning cold stages include alot of roasted/toasted malts giving off a faint sweetness. As this warms a nice smooth fresh coffee bean grind thing is sniffed. Under that some chocolate that seems bitter comes up. Small hints of vanilla cream and a caramel candy scent in the distance. Pouring a bit of the dregs with the yeast opened things a bit more.

This is a nice stout that mixes chocolate, coffee and Belgian yeast almost expertly. The chocolate has a hint of bitterness, the coffee brings the beans and a bunch of roast along with the huge malt profile here, and the belgian yeast brings on some sweet candi like taste plus a hint of licorice on the end. The vanilla cream is kinda out of place here hindering things and there is some butterscotch accents as well.

Tiny has a feel of newly paved road in the summer, meaning this is a smooth ride. Fresh out of the bottle there is some light crispness from the temp plus the carb but with just ten minutes this smoothed almost perfectly. This is a heavy stout, cause I can see some similarities in feel. The carbonation is not as high as the loud pop from the cork would signify. It feels great and would of got a better score if not for the burnt coffee/vanilla mix of a aftertaste.

The drinkable aness of this is great, it's not to high in alcohol and the body is not extremely thick weighing you down halfway through. Not very complex in taste but the balance is the tits. This is good as a small sipper over a night.

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2/5  rDev -49%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Tower of foamy chocolate head. Ok lace and retention. Near pure black body with a light cola halo.

S - Molasses, pumpernickel bread, tart dark chocolate, and a touch of concentrated balsamic vinegar.

T - Chocolate, bitter wood, coconut, black cherry, slightly waxy sour, and prickly booze.

M - Thick, full body with a surprisingly brightness.

O - Tangy and boozy counterbalanced with a thick, dark flavor profile.

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4/5  rDev +2%

TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,176 ratings.
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