Biggie Smalls | Brash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States
brashbeers.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hoggarth on 10-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 09/13/13. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head that stuck around a little while. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and boozy, the brew smells like rum, vanilla, whiskey, dark fruit (raisin, plum), molasses, and some dark breadiness. For the most part the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some toffee, licorice and a woody/earthy bitterness noticeable. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter earthy flavors. For it being an almost 2 year old bottle, it's a little boozier than I expected it to be. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, it's tasty and ages well (at least this bottle did). Kinda pricey at $15.49 a bomber, but I'm still glad I tried this one.

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.87/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow... reminds me of palo santo from dogfish, which is also a barrel aged brown ale. This beer is incredible. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint. bottle dated 9/13/13
Re-reviewed July 2015

A - Pours such a deep brown that it appears almost black - good 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
Edit - booze has softened considerably over the past 9 months - very well integrated now.

T - Heavy booze and barrel characteristics up front. Sweetness followed by a tiny touch of bitterness on the finish from the roasted malts (no real hop profile to speak of). Harshness of prior tastings has mellowed and there is now a hint of smokiness from the malts - superb.

M - Creamy with a surprisingly bright carbonation given the thin head. A touch light in body to match the style - rich and satisfying but not so much you can't finish a pint. Would have liked a bit more backbone, but still very good.

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 if they ever make it again!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ahommell
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
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