Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours nearly void of color with lots of head tan sitting atop the brew. I got lots of chocolate, some sweet malt, burnt caramel, and some candied sugar sweetness in the nose. Dark chocolate and caramel flavors dominate the palate, lots of sweetness to offset the bitter malt, but not in a bad way. Great carbonation, but mouthfeel is a bit too malty for me.
I was apprehensive of this beer before drinking, thinking it would be too malty and heavy, but SN and DFH did a great job with this. It's an easily drinkable beer, especially for its ABV. Speaking of which, you would never guess this is in the double digits unless you look on the label. I quite liked this dark beer, more than most RIS beers out there. Can the future of dark craft beer please head in this direction?
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2011 04:07:33 | More by Philousa
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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
Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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