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Green Flash Sleepin’ with Shaggy

Green Flash Sleepin w Shaggy12.5% ABV. Barleywine from Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA. I landed this beer through a package order from an online vendor located in California that also included the Silva Stout, another favorite of mine from the brewery. Pours deep dark brown along with a thick tan head that settles respectably to the surface leaving a nice lacing with active carbonation feeding the edge of the glass. Complex aroma- boozy candied fruits, cherry, chocolate toffee with some roast elements, sweeter caramel and brandy notes on top. The flavors follows suit in addition to some chocolate caramel toffee with roasted bitterness, booze, and sweet barrel notes floating on top, lots of wood, drying out the finish. Thick, chewy palate. Overall, a really nice barleywine and a surprise for me coming from a hop-forward brewery.
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