artmcd8 (1073) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with my bud Tony. Pours a deep black with a tan head. The aroma is extremely roasty. There are hints of chocolate/coffee. The Belgian aspect gives it a little tang. Velvety and smooth. Very enjoyable.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny pours dark black with a thick foamy tan head. Lacing is pretty much nonexistent.
The nose showcases chocolate, cream, dark fruit, and bready vanilla.
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. Donít drink this right out of the refrigerator. Let it warm a little to take the bitter edge off with some vital sweetness.
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. Donít 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.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL from Andersons, $6.99 or $7,99, I forget. Very dark almost-black brown pour with a sizable rocky almost-dark-brown head. Aroma dark, chocolate, very light roast, notable fruity Belgian yeast esters, almost a hint of bubble gum or banana notes. Flavor is predominantly chocolate and quite sweet; alcohol warmth is very apparent but not remotely off-putting or astringent; just "warm.". There is some vanilla lurking in here too, I think. Body is medium-thick; lively carbonation yet creamy at same time; really smooth texture; unusual but really nice. Iíve just been extremely disappointed with the latest batch of Weyerbacher Heresy only to try Tiny for the first time and be really impressed. This is a really great brew and a hell of a good value.
beastmaster (150) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark thick poor. Beautiful head.aroma is caramel, earthy, and chocolaty. Sweet taste and velvety but has a strong alcohol finish. Normally Iím a big fan of imperial stouts.
maneliquor (2219) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Black pour with a medium, dark tan head leaving extremely sticky, good looking lacing all over. Damn good looking beer. Nose doesnít disappoint. Velvety chocolate, light farmhouse, heavy roast, light berries - almost tart but without giving it a sour note. Damn appealing. Heavy roast and cocoa. Smooth as they come. ABV is hidden superbly! Drinks very easily with a creamy mouth feel and light bitterness on the finish. Fantastic stuff
Aniela (2228) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a minimal head. Dark fruits, apple, dark chocolate and vanilla aroma. Malty, chocolate, licorice, dark fruits flavour with some vanilla notes.
AskForJenny (1005) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75 l - Great looking in the glass. Nose is where it should be, however palate is one-dimensional. Itís a little too boozy for me.
stumpyiliz (208) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid jet black pour. Amazing dark tan head. When cold the tartness comes out from the Belgian yeast. As the beer warms the complexity of character really comes out. The sweetness mellows and thealt really comes through. The mix of the yeast and malt delivers delicious notes of dark toffee, chocolate and anise in a mesium to thick mouthfeel. Finish is crisp and dried figs, prunes, raisins linger on the palate.
jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep pitch black coloured body with a thick luscious brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, licorice, alcohol, whiskey, oak and a bit of oatmeal. Full-bodied; Super strong roasty malt flavours with a bit of coffee, caramel, milk, toffee and some lighter hops. Aftertaste is strong and complex, but dominated by alcohol and roasted malt with vanilla very strongly present. Overall, a super pungent and strong Imperial Stout which is nice, but the bottle format could use some rethinking! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington, Virginia sampled at Shenandoah National Park on 25-September-2010.
Guerde (1111) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, not sure how old) Pours out a jet black color with a large dark tan head that rapidly dissipates to a thin tan ring around the glass. Aroma is an initial potent punch of port wine, with "stoutier" scents of chocolate and roasted malt showing up as well. Perhaps banana, but not nearly as much as their previous Belgian Impy Stout in the anniversary series. Alcohol shows in a big way with a smell reminiscent of rubber cement. Good and bad here. Further warming reveals Grape Drank and Dimetapp. Weird and wild stuff. The flavor follows suit with the aromas, but thereís far more of a stout presence here than the bit thatís in the smell. Most of the roasted malt shows up in the finish, with chocolate flavors interspersed in the mid betwixt dark fruit flavors like plum jam. Raisins and some date flavors show up here too. Faintly yeasty on the finish. The mouthfeel itself is really thin for the size of this beer, and the carbonation is a little spritzy. Booze stings on the finish. Overall this was an ok beer, but not one Iíd like to ever revisit.