Sleepin' With Shaggy - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 02:29:09 | More by maximum12
2.65/5 rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 06:48:52 | More by fightingcherries
Sleepin' With Shaggy from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.