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!
Kevin (2182) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Black like the ship they steal in restaurant at the end of the universe. Dark brown and orange head. Mmmm...Smells amazing. Cocoa, booze, chocolate, roast, vanilla, marshmallow, orange, and happiness. Stuff of this abv should not be so smooth. Silky chocolate with a nice citrus bitter balance. Caramel and vanilla with a cherry note come out as it warms. Fudge and peanut butter in the finish with a mellow warming booze. This a bad day made good now
SteveOrz85 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled date: 4/30/15. 12 oz bottle chilled and served in tulip. Small head is late to rise after fairly aggressive pour. Beer is super black in color with a thin dark tan head. Roasted malt aromas with serious smoke notes. Taste is lightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Complexity of notes including hay, chocolate, coffee, nuts toast, roasted malts, basement, leather and earthy leaves. But primarily smokiness. An absolutely full bodied beer with a sticky texture, soft carbonation and fairly smooth finish. One of the most complex and flavorful stouts I have personally tasted. Outstanding. Slow sipper. Would be perfect by the fire on a cold winter night (Though I am tasting on a mid-June night) Very enjoyable. Will try cellaring a few bottles. If you like strong stouts, this ones for you!
leah2974 (453) - 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.
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"
AnokaBrewer (149) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very little head. Dark black in color. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Sweet taste with just the right amount of hops to calm the finish. Excellent beer!
Heathen (1500) - 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 (501) - 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.
KnowThyBeer (26) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A huge roasty beer. Pours black with a dark tan head. Light carbonation. Loads of brown sugar, baker’s chocolate and malt. Finishes smoother than an imperial stout should be. A little bit of fruit too to the finish. Astounding.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 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.