Biggie Smalls | Brash Brewing Company

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82 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by cindyjeffsmith:
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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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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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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