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Sleepin' With Shaggy - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
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:
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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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Wicked thanks to fine trader AtlCarl for this bottle, which I'd been lusting after for some time. Two nights of Green Flash in a row? Maybe I'll make it three tomorrow. 12 oz. bottle poured into my gorgeous Kuhnhenn goblet.

Beer oozes over the lip of the bottle & slinks down into the glass, looking a lot like a darkly bruised apple. Carbonation is surprisingly spry. Nose slingshots off the surface of the beer: brandy hits the nose long before the glass comes anywhere close to my handsome face. Once I come in closer contact, still a ton of brandy that tilts close to port territory. Intense caramel & cups of brown sugar bring this right into sweet overload territory. I like sweet.

Sleepin' with Shaggy bubbles like a glass of lactating champagne. WTF? The carbonation is high to the point of fizziness, making it difficult to get past to the taste. Batting away the bubbles, one might find a quarter of a brandy barrel in here: brandy is the overriding theme. Mimics the nose, brown sugar, toffee in quantitative easing amounts. Alcohol is definitely not sleepin'. Ends with more brandy & a quarterstaff of oak. I'm going through this at a brisk pace, but one is enough.

Interesting beer that's really marred by the soda pop fizz, which is hard to get past. The ultimate judgment is a good beer that could have been better with fewer bubbles & maybe a touch less time in the barrel. I can feel how close this one is to kicking it up a notch.

maximum12, Oct 17, 2013
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I think this style caters to a very specific type of taste, which does not make it bad at all. I, personally, did not care for it. This may have been because I had an American Wild Ale before it, I did take my time to sip it. It never grew on me. It had a lovely aroma of dark fruits, figs, red wine, plums, and dates. It never really wanted to make me take another sip other than the 12.8% to get a buzz. I will try this again soon to judge it once more, but for now I can say I would not buy it again. If you like a barley wine that taste like red wine and dates with a thick syrup and mix of dark fruit aroma - this is for you.

fightingcherries, Aug 21, 2013
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Sleepin' With Shaggy from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.