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Biggie Smalls - Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2014 20:18:29 | More by kaelingirl
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2014 00:52:48 | More by xseanprimex
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown nearly black and almost solid in color. Nice light tan one finger head that retains nicely.

Smell is great lots of vanilla and barrel overlay a bold malty beer. Whiskey and run blends nicely In The nose nicely. Some nice toasted marahmellows are also laced throughout the brew.

Taste is awesome and follows the nose. Rich slightly nutty slightly sweet malt is forward along with a great barrel presences laced with vanilla and marahmellow. Slight whiskey in the middle and rum comes out on the exhale.

Mouthfeel is great. somewhat thick with mild carbonation. Good amount of malty stickiness and a slight dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 21:59:04 | More by Fcolle2
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-11-2014 02:00:13 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-09-2014 23:13:09 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-06-2014 00:22:55 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-05-2014 23:42:40 | More by Sammy
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-03-2014 20:57:13 | More by DantheMan75
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-01-2014 04:40:57 | More by PatGreer
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Kaveman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

12-27-2013 18:23:22 | More by Kaveman
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skylab

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a few reviewers have stated, I too have yet to find a barrel-aged beer that I don't like and this one is no exception. Dark, hot, chocolatey, spicy, vanilla-ee (?) and everything good that you would expect here. A little bitter but sweet too and good-n-warm from the alcohol. Great for a crappy, cold, wet day. A fantastic example of the breed from a brewery that seldom gets it wrong.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 22:00:14 | More by skylab
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-19-2013 17:28:53 | More by sendbeer
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 00:21:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a good example of a barrel aged beer (haven't had one yet that wasn't) The rum does come out quite nice in this one, it is more complex than your normal bourbon barrel beer, probably from the combo of whiskey and rum. still "boozy" and quite a bit of heat, a little sweeter but not offensive at all. wish the base brown ale came out a little more, probably would with age as the rum tones down. almost taste like a stout with the complexity but that don't bother me a bit! yum!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 04:20:13 | More by Beerlover
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osuskin

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-14-2013 00:54:42 | More by osuskin
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-08-2013 04:55:05 | More by jhlosito75
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-28-2013 08:11:50 | More by coz
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-26-2013 05:00:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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buzze40

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2013 01:24:57 | More by buzze40
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-22-2013 04:17:03 | More by XmnwildX12
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2013 02:30:46 | More by jplopez21
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-16-2013 23:06:07 | More by ajzy
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maximum12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So my first encounter with Brash was not pleasing to me, but I'm a Forgiver. So I've Forgiven, & here we are with another Brash offering, a 22 oz. bottle split with my wife. Yeah, I'm a sucker for the barrel. I hope I don't regret it.

The pour is all brown ale, if it was black...OK, a tiny bit of brownish red lurks around the edges. Small quotient of carbonation. The nose is quite a hit up in my head, pretty sure I can pick out both barrels in alternating whiffs along with chocolate & a dollop of maple syrup. Yum.

Biggie Smalls tests my belief that I've never met a beer that was too hot. Hot Hot Heat alcohol makes for a boozy introduction & sets up camp on the very back of the tongue in a lingering, warm, shot-like manner. If I didn't know, I'd wonder if whiskey barrels were in here, as I'm mostly getting a sweet shower of rum. My stomach warms after three sips. Mid-palate is spicy, (the rum, I presume), a little chocolate, sweetness accentuated by the rum, vanilla (which might be the whiskey contribution). So easy to drink. For a bouncer-beer, this goes down like a lightweight.

Brash, I'm glad I came back for another round. This is a fine example of (a) barrel-aging, (b) how barrel-aging can pretty much obliterate a base beer, (c) personal redemption, & (d) what the fuck am I talking about? Success. This is a very good beer that could easily be excellent with a bit of contribution from the 'brown ale' underneath.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:39:43 | More by maximum12
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-13-2013 14:56:24 | More by seangibbs60
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark cola with a little light shining through. Has a very effervescent one finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing or retention.

S - Crazy... The rum barrel sweetness and whiskey barrel edge don't compete for attention, but really complement each other. Besides the obvious, I'm getting brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla.

T - The whiskey comes on in the front and follows through towards the end. In the middle, a good dose of the rum barrel comes in with a touch of vanilla and chocolate.

M - Full bodied, low carbonation and a smooth/velvety delivery.

O - Impressive... Brash comes through again with another stellar concoction of awesomeness.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 02:26:15 | More by cvm4
Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.