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Biggie Smalls - Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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22oz bomber poured into a pint. bottle dated 9/13/13

A - Pours such a deep brown that it appears almost black - barely any head. Thick almost syrupy legs coat the class with a brief swirl.

S - Boooze :) A nice blend of bourbon with a hint of spice coming from the rum casks (it is aged 50/50 in each). Some malty sweetness coming through, but you have to search for it, and who cares when this much awesome booze is smacking you in the face

T - Heavy booze and barrel characteristics up front. Sweetness followed by a nice bitterness on the finish from the roasted malts (no real hop profile to speak of). A bit of a harsh finish with some twinges of slight sourness that don't detract but put me in mind of an aged wee heavy.

M - Creamy and thick with a surprisingly bright carbonation given the thin head. Just the right amount of body to match the style - rich and satisfying but not so much you can't finish a pint

O - Super impressed although the imperial brown ale tag doesn't ring true to me - or at least I am struggling to see the difference between this and a barrel aged scotch ale. Perhaps this is a bit darker with more roast profile than a scotch and a little less sweet, but could easily fall into the same category. Overall fantastic. Worth seeking out, but I am a big barrel aged fan, and some people might find this overly hot and boozy.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ahommell
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.