Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip glass at Pizza Port Solana Beach as part of their SN pint night....
A - Very dark brown color with some maple syrup notes coming thru in the thickest parts of the pour. Good solid head with ample lacing, stuck around for a good amount of time.
S - Quite dark (ie lots of roasted flavours) with a pronounced sweetness coming thru
T - Actually a somewhat limited palate, though a great one at that. Lots of creamy roasted flavours coming thru - almost like a porter in some ways not so much a brown. The maple gives it a nice sweeting finish to cut thru the roasted flavour. Overall roasted flavour dominates in the mid section.
M - Pretty good. Browns are usually a little creamy and this was too. The syrup seems to cut some of the feel down, making it slightly thin - but in a good way.
D - Pretty good beer. Not something I'd want to down a sixer of, but would be great with a dessert and is certainly ripe for beer tasting events. Great collaboration.
Serving type: on-tap
12-18-2009 18:25:25 | More by Dijeriduster
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3.01/5 rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
750ml bottle, Batch 2 (from 2011), poured into a Cantillon taster 7/7/2014.
A- Dark mahogany body with a half finger white head with limited retention. No lacing.
S- Smells interesting. A bit of cardboard, a bit of dark fruit, and a predominant sweet sugary maple syrup-like scent. This has clearly oxidized over the last 3 years, and while it still smells interesting, I am sure that it did not improve much, if at all.
F- Maple syrup, candi sugar, caramel, toffee. This has the elements of a generic strong ale with a distinct syrup character. There is some oxidation that detracts from it, though.
M- Medium body but with a sticky syrupy consistency on the finish; lower in carbonation, a bit difficult to drink given the strong oxidation that has taken place over the last 3 years despite being cellared properly in a wine fridge.
O- If you are still sitting on bottles of this, I would crack them open and see if it's come to a place where you like it. I don't think this has done very well with age on it.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 03:00:09 | More by Stevedore
3.6/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Opened up a bottle of batch #2 from 2011. There was a vigorous pop when the cork was pulled. Poured into a goblet.
This beer is veer deep mahogany color with light caramel head that dissipates leaving a thin coating of bubbles around the glass. The aroma is dark dried fruits and tobacco. The flavor follows suit with a sweet caramel and raisin start. It finishes with a slightly bitter taste with a hint of roasted smokiness. It is a good balance of sweet and bitter. The mouthfeel is quite right. It is just thick and syrupy enough, but has just the right amount of carbonation to keep it light and drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer. I wish that I had a few more bottles of this one. It could definitely last a bit longer.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 00:11:46 | More by Levich
Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,451 ratings.