Biggie Smalls | Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
11
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 16
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tmm313
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Almost black body. Poured a nice, creamy 1 finger head. Good trailing and lacing.

S- Huge booze, chocolate, dark fruit, and some licorice.

T- Booze is ridiculous in this beer. Once you get past the huge rum bite up front, chocolate, dark fruits and licorice mix in quite well.

M- Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

O- I thought this was ok. My friends who like liquors better than craft beer absolutely loved it. I drank a pint and called it quits. I did appreciate the flavor profile and complexity, but my least favorite feature in beer is boozy burn. And this stuff was hot.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with Sammy and Liam.

Beer is very dark brown with a smallish tan head.

Nose is strong, but full of booze. Lots of it. Whisky.

Taste contains booze, lots of whisky. Also oak. Vanilla is there as well. Quite sweet.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall. quite sweet. Not bad, but the barrel effect is overwhelming. I would prefer if the barrel was toned down somewhat.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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