Sleepin' With Shaggy | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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168 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

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”.

Added by MasterSki on 01-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.58%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer poured a deep murky brown color with a tan colored head that left lacing on the glass.

Smell - The beer ha a sticky sweet nose with hints of nuttiness.

Taste - At the front, bourbon gives way to very strong black licorice. Raisins, mild chocolate, and brandy round iut the profile. The brandy profile is pretty mellow by this point. Despite the high abv, there is not much heat.

Mouthfeel- Though not thick, there is a stickiness to the mouthfeel as carbonation is virtually nonexistent.

Overall - The overwhelming black licorice is a burdensome, but I can still appreciate this one.

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Photo of rawfish
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time has treated this well. Looks murky with not much of a head - nothing surprising for the style and age. Armoa carries lots of toffee, leather, cedarwood cigar box, some plum notes, sweetness and an apple note from brandy, still a bit of hops, and a fait note of carboard oxidization. Flavors follow, smooth without being syrupy. Alcohol is well integrated. Really nice warming sipper.

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3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +30.5%

Photo of bryang002
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of wyatt13
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SamPowell
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Sleepin' With Shaggy from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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