Weyerbacher TINY

Posted: December 16, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Reviews, Weyerbacher Brewing Company

This was the last beer that I tried at Weyerbacher. Since most of the selection they had on tap were high ABV, I thought it was quite smart to offer the option for a 4 ounce pour. It gives people the opportunity to sample more beers without being drunk to the point they can’t drive home. Even though I wasn’t driving, I chose this option. This was the last beer I had there.


ABV: 11.8%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “TINY is a Belgian inspired Imperial Stout weighing in at 11.8% ABV. You’ll find big chocolate and roasted notes, balanced with the Belgian flavors from the Abbey yeast strain. This beer is very smooth and lacks the astringency you sometimes find in these Imperial Stouts.”

Random: Val pointed out that this is one of the few breweries we’ve been to that has keg prices on their tasting menu.

This brew poured with a one finger, light brown head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark black color with no carbonation visible due to the color. The nose had a lot of dark chocolate with roasted malts and ash. It also had a licorice note that came through after a few sniffs. The taste was intense. The first thing that I noticed was that the booze was really abrasive and manifested as rubbing alcohol. The other flavors that I picked up after that were bitter, dark chocolate and roasted malts. The licorice was lighter in the taste than the nose. Belgian yeast was at the end of the sip, but that was all I picked up in terms of Belgian influences. There was also a sweetness that came through at the end of the sip that had a red fruit character. To me, it tasted like cherry, but I saw no indication that there was cherry in the beer. The body was thin and almost watery (which was very odd for the style). It had light carbonation. The finish was quick with dark chocolate, roast and smoke. I was really excited to try this beer, but the alcohol was too apparent and made it almost undrinkable for me. I won’t be having this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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