Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Crunchy's in East Lansing.
A: Pours black with a finger of tan head.
S: Roasted malt and a hint of vanilla.
T: Sweet malt upfront moving into pecans, maple and alcohol heat. Some oak tannins and a hint of earth. Slight hop bitterness in the finish.
M: Lighter side of heavy with good carbonation.
O: Had this when it first came out on tap and found it to be way too boozy. With some age on it, the alcohol is calmed down.
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2011 13:06:59 | More by jale
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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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