mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint glass. Purchased at Whole Foods. First...what a great deal on this...6.99 for a 750ml bottle. Second, I had read that you should let this warm a bit before drinking and that is sound advice. A lot of alcohol warmth here but not overpowering boozy taste. Very complex. Coffee, toast, chocolate, raisins, licorice, smoke, vanilla, and dark fruits. Aroma is much the same. Mouthfeel is heavy, syrupy, thick and oily. Good amount of carbonation without being too much. Finish is long, somewhat astringent, but pleasant. One of the best stouts I’ve had to date. Perfect for a nice cool evening. Look forward to having this again!
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Tiny" is a nice name for this giant. Not only was the bottle 1 PINT 9.4 OZ, but the ABV is 11.8%. It went down smooth and creamy, but I was definitely breathing alcohol fumes after each sip. Yum. Sweet, malty, and toasty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized dark brown head that produced a bit of lacing. The aroma was strong cherry, molasses, licorice, raisin, rum, cocoa and wood. The flavor was very strong sweet cocoa with moderate molasses, cherry, rum, raisin, vanilla and toasty malts. The finish was long with cocoa, vanilla and cherry lingering. The body was thick, full and smooth. The alcohol was fairly well hidden at first but became more prominent as the beer warmed. Incredible.
freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml. corked. Nose reminds of working with Oak. BIG. Roasty, Fluffy on the palate. Belgian influence. Chocolatey. Absolutely incredible. An evening with Tiny leaves me wanting more. Rarely after a 750ml do I want more. Great value, at $10 better than many $20 "Big Beers"
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
THOUGHTS: Wowza! Brilliant! I was holding onto this one for a while before trying it. I just pray I can find some more. It wasn’t quite as intense as Weyerbacher 13 was, but that’s a good thing, because a young bottle of 13 was like drinking jet fuel. Even though I had this a little too chilled in the beginning it was just lovely, throughout. I could smell the chocolate from a foot away as I poured it. This might sound crazy, but it reminded me of the Mexican dessert, xango. There was banana from the yeast, much like the fried banana, cheesecake that is the base of the dessert; and there was lots of chocolate like the chocolate syrup that is drizzled all over the dessert and plate. It is especially true of the aroma. I would love to age some of this to get rid of some of the alcohol smell. I could feel the alcohol coming up and hitting my eyes as I drank. It was probably the best new beer Weyerbacher has made in two years. It also went well with dark chocolate.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black in the glass with a small to average, light brown head that fully diminished. The aroma had heavy roasted malt,dark chocolate and chocolate syrup; moderate to heavy fruity, banana yeast; a little spicy yeast; soy sauce, cherry, lots of alcohol and xango. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, bitter and alcoholic with a very long duration. There was chocolate syrup, banana, hints of coconut, chocolate-covered fruit, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cherry, raisin, prune, xango (but less than in the aroma), alcohol, and dark fruit. The full body felt a little lighter at times due to all the carbonation. The body was also rather oily with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent and moderate to heavily alcoholic finish.
cmc619 (393) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first indication that this beer would contradict its name was the massive, dark brown head. The second was the huge scent of alcohol--interestingly, more like the smell of fine tequila than the typical whisky notes experienced in big beers. The third was the thick, or as the bottle described it, "vinous" mouthfeel, which really did emulate a red wine experience, in a fantastic way. The fourth was the distinctive, but not irritating (for once) vanilla flavor that worked so well on the palate. The only thing I’d call "tiny" about this beer was the bottle, which I wish had been twice as big! Awesome stuff. So very complex, and a must to drink again.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a lasting brown head. Very inviting aroma of dark chocolate with cherries and alcohol. Sweet flavor of dark chocolate, wine, dark fruits, and a bit of coffee and spice. Long roasted and alcoholic finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with fine carbonation. A delicious imperial stout that is distinctly Belgian. This beer approaches closer to perfection than I’ve had in a long time, maybe ever.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque black with a thick light-brown head, impressively heavy body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: alcohol, dark malts, chocolate, sake, belgian yeast esters like bubblegum and banana, minerality, and leafy hops.
Taste: chocolate and charred malt (like the slightly overdone edge of a brownie), fruity alcohol, and some tobacco leaf hop bitterness.
Lots of dark malt, but not charred or astringent. Good balance, through combined effort of hop bitterness and alcohol warmth. Quite easy to drink considering the high ABV and very heavy body. More intensity than complexity. I’m glad I aged this for several months, but a year would be even better.
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased from "Jungle Jim’s International Market" in Fairfield, Ohio - Alright, this is a great beer! It poured a pitch black, sweet, complex brew into my glass with a lasting, lacing dark tan head of foam. Tastewise, this one is upfront with a malty sweetness with a deep, full body and strong , grassy tones.
BBSpeed26 (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big bottle. Pours like motor oil - wonderfully black, with a dense brown head. Smells of molasses, sweet raisin, coffee? Tastes of more molasses, chocolate, sweet raisin, fainter coffee. Wonderfully full mouthfeel with heaviness and complexity offset by just the right amount of carbonation and an ever so slight alcohol bite. Truly a joy to drink, and at nearly 12%ABV, truly worth sharing!