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Biggie Smalls - Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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miffsudd

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-06-2014 21:26:01 | More by miffsudd
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%

A: Dark, cream colored, 1 finger head. Pours a deathly black that light fails to permeate. Lacing throughout.

S: I can smell dark fruit and licorice and I havent even brought it close to my nose. Fantastic scent wafts towards me. On closer inspection, there is a strong scent of coffee, licorice, dark fruits, maybe some alcohol scent.

T: Umm... Oh hello alcohol. Tastes like a rum runner mixed with coffee. After the alcohol gets out of the way.... you can find chocolate, coffee, toffee, and dark fruits. This is not for the faint of heart, nor is it a good beer to give someone new to the style.

M: Full body. Carbonation is low... which really allows the layers of taste to settle into a nice even carpet on the mouth.

O: Complex yet brash (pardon the pun) in a "hits you in the face and then puts you to sleep sort of way." I would make note that this will stain if dropped. One drop of this beer will make fabric five pounds heavier because it is so strong and thick. I rarely give "must try" ratings... and this one is on the cusp. If I drank two of these... it would be in for sure.

07-21-2014 00:52:57 | More by ahommell
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Aorem76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2014 11:54:20 | More by Aorem76
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-13-2014 12:39:12 | More by Casey3236
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2014 23:52:11 | More by neckbracesub
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-27-2014 01:42:12 | More by aasher
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-20-2014 12:10:00 | More by Fitze
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Wayne17

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-18-2014 22:05:06 | More by Wayne17
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-07-2014 16:21:29 | More by greenspointexas
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-03-2014 04:46:30 | More by MNBeer1017
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-01-2014 17:20:03 | More by MSandahl23
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-22-2014 13:26:48 | More by NewGlarusFan
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

03-26-2014 02:10:56 | More by KAF
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2014 04:42:32 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-13-2014 03:58:18 | More by nesarebad
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sblanton83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2014 02:06:36 | More by sblanton83
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-09-2014 11:33:46 | More by Cynic-ale
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/13/2013. Pours fairly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, cocoa, vanilla, clove, oak, raisin, plum, whiskey, rum, herbal, and toast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and rum/whiskey barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, brown bread, cocoa, vanilla, clove, oak, whiskey, rum, raisin, plum, herbal, and toast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of spicy/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, brown bread, cocoa, vanilla, clove, oak, rum, whiskey, raisin, plum, herbal, and toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and rum/whiskey barrel flavors; with a very nice malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and fairly sticky/oaky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged imperial brown ale. All around good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and rum/whiskey barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

03-08-2014 06:54:56 | More by superspak
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-03-2014 06:15:10 | More by Hopstout
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oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2014 21:01:30 | More by oldmankoch
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Robert84vette

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-21-2014 09:05:35 | More by Robert84vette
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-17-2014 22:09:46 | More by imperialking
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-16-2014 01:18:06 | More by freewill35
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tmm313

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%

A- Almost black body. Poured a nice, creamy 1 finger head. Good trailing and lacing.

S- Huge booze, chocolate, dark fruit, and some licorice.

T- Booze is ridiculous in this beer. Once you get past the huge rum bite up front, chocolate, dark fruits and licorice mix in quite well.

M- Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

O- I thought this was ok. My friends who like liquors better than craft beer absolutely loved it. I drank a pint and called it quits. I did appreciate the flavor profile and complexity, but my least favorite feature in beer is boozy burn. And this stuff was hot.

02-03-2014 14:30:58 | More by tmm313
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DominoDoug

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-30-2014 17:03:03 | More by DominoDoug
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Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.