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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hoggarth on 10-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
82
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Compton94
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.87/5  rDev +16.8%
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of pagriley
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Photo of tbryan5
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fcolle2
4.46/5  rDev +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.

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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Biggie Smalls from Brash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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