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Biggie Smalls - Brash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hoggarth on 10-16-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%

22 ounce bottle - $12.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 09/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a lightly creamyish, beige head that never grows tall but never quite disappears.

Smell: Sweet, spicy, boozy aroma of dark malts, spiced chocolate, molasses, dark caramel, dark fruit, and the oakiness and notes from the dual barrel aging.

Taste: Follows through with the aroma. Heavy, dense, dark malty flavors of molasses, chocolate ganache, brown sugar, caramel-dipped nuts. United whiskey, rum flavoring, with a full sweetness and even at this early stage some full-on gullet warming. Spiced raisins. Modest oakiness. Peppery alcoholic quality tickles the tongue, steadily building to a rather warm, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: This was good. Some Imperial Browns are like popping in a watching the movie "Gerry." Not the case with Biggie Smalls!

ChainGangGuy, Dec 16, 2013
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Appearance: very dark brown, nearly opaque. Fairly thin mocha head.
Smell: wood is very prominent just out of the fridge. Some malty richness in the background.
Taste: flavor is quite different from the nose. Very complex and rich. Typical brown ale with rum and whiskey notes, wood and a little bitterness in the finish. Very interesting.
Overall: very nice brew. Kudos to Brash.

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22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. Bottled 9/13/13. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours near black brown with a finger and a half dark tan head. Nice retention and a fair bit of lace.

Inviting aromas of sweet rum, cocoa, vanilla and brown sugar.

Sweet blend of flavors. Chocolate, whiskey, molasses, burnt caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, rum and alcohol. Interesting interplay between the rum and whiskey barrel notes dancing above the chocolate and molasses. Good stuff.

Medium heavy, creamy body with light carbonation. Long sweet whisky chocolate boozy finish.

My favorite dark beer from Brash. I've enjoyed Pimp, Texas Exile and Smoglifter but this far surpasses them in richness and complexity. Well done.

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Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.