Sleepin' With Shaggy | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours nice and deep red. Little bit of yeast sediment left in the bottle.

The beer smells a bit boozy, but at the same time sweet and nutty, a bit like candied pecans. But the taste is not boozy at all; in fact, this is the smoothest Barleywine I've ever had.

The taste is strongly of nuts (which is weird since its a Brandy Barrel aged beer), particularly liquid pecans as suggested by the smell, but the finish is oaky and very, very reminiscent of Walnuts. It just tastes fantastic. This is an amazing beer that's completely underrated, particularly in comparison to its brother beer Silva Stout. This beer is better than Silva Stout. Mouthfeel is great, super smooth for its ABV.

Great beer. Hard to get, but seek it out if you can find it.

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Poured from a bottle at Green Flash tasting room for the Silva & Sleepin' with Shaggy release. Pours dark brown with no head. Slight aroma of brandy, molasses and dried fruit. Flavor packs a strong punch. Brandy barrel, caramel, spice and figs. Medium bodied, slightly oily. Very hot. High carbonation leads into a clean dry finish. Epic....

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Sleepin' With Shaggy from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 168 ratings