Sleepin' With Shaggy - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 70
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

After spending 4 years in Brandy barrels it became time to unleash the dark monster within. Thick toffee aromatics exude with dense layers of fig, molasses, caramel, and a medley of dark fruits. Sweet flavors of toffee and caramel mingle with the warming spice of vanilla, sherry-like notes, and brandy barrel oak tannin. When served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit (highly recommended) more dark fruits like plum, date, raisin, and fig are further revealed. Our CEO/Founder Mike Hinkley has enjoyed pairing this Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine with a big stuffed “Shaggy” dog that came from the local fair carnies and therefore we now have “Sleepin' with Shaggy”.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-03-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Justin.

Pours a light clear amber color, with no head or lacing.

This one smells kind of funky and oxidized. Honestly- kind of like cheerios and farts. As it warms that smell goes away a bit, still a bit grainy, but aromas of brandy, caramel, and toffee come out. There we go.

I still do get a bit of that cheerio flavor that might be due to oxidation (it's a 3 year old bottle), but beyond that, there's some brandy, caramel, toffee, oak, and astringent, slightly tannic oak and alcohol flavor. There's a lot of flavor on the front end, but unfortunately it's not very complex at the end of each sip, it kind of falls a bit flat. Luckily it still tastes pretty good.

This has a fairly light body for a BA barleywine, a little thin, with a small amount of carbonation, and the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and sweet.

Very interesting to try this, it seems to be past its prime, or least not handled particularly well, but it's still got vestiges of a great BA barleywine.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pour is dark brown with red edges and bubbly beige head. Nose is strong whiskey and wood, light sweet berry malt. Taste is heavy wood, light vanilla and whiskey. A bit of malt balance but the malt profile takes a back seat. Chocolate, a hint chalky, faint malt sweetness. Body is thick, strong carbonation to balance a big body.

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Sleepin' With Shaggy from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.