TINY | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

TINYTINY
BA SCORE
3.96/5
1,186 Ratings
TINYTINY
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,606
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
1,186
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
336
Trade:
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a goblet

A: Pours a completely opaque chocolate colored black. There is a decent tan head which fades to a thin, oily cap and ring of foam.

S: Some notes of Belgian yeast, clove and estery alcohol soar over a deep, roasted malt aroma. A little bit of fruit mixes in with the dark malt scents.

T: An interesting combination of flavors. The roasted flavors are more prominent than the Belgian flavors; the opposite of the aroma. Bittersweet chocolate, plum and fig. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, even as it warms. Finish moves from stout to Belgian spices which linger.

M: Smooth and creamy. A little sticky and next to no alcohol heat.

O: Great beer. Pretty much the best of an imperial stout and Belgian ale. Well hidden alcohol makes for a surprisingly potent drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a near black color, brown head with tons of bubbles. Lots of action in the head. Head settles to nothing but a layer around the rim. For the abv being higher, I didnt expect much head to stick around. Clingy lace on the sides. Decent looks.

Brew smells of cocoa, dark fruits, yeasts and roasted malts. Damn fine smelling brew here - smells delicious.

Brew is velvety smooth. Dark fruits up front; yeasts, cocoa and roasted notes round out the flavors. Almost a bit of smokiness as it warms. A ton of flavors going on here. Great full bodied feel here. Brew finishes slighty bitter, borders sour. A great brew here.

This is a great brew here; complex, tasty and drinkable. I cant believe its around 12%. Great stuff here.

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3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tiny is the first Belgian styled stout I have had so please keep that in mind while reading the review. This beer was awfully strange to me. It came directly after first trying B.O.R.I.S, so my palate was going haywire with new flavors, and this just further confused it. The first hit of flavor is the sweet yet animalistic Belgian yeasts which bubble onto the palate and make the beer come off as a heavier tripel. The flavor continues to mutate however as the palate then picks up on the various stout flavors the beer has to offer. Alcohol is consistent throughout the flavor profile which acts as a thread pulling everything together. The only problem however, is that the Belgian and Stout flavors are only above average instead of great which causes them not to mix as well as one would have hoped. Had the flavors been more complex this really would have been something worth noting to me, but instead it simply did not hit on all notes.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
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 +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
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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TINY from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,186 ratings
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