Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.25/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
When these bottles first showed, they were limited & thus i went on a mad rush once a friend let me know of their arrival. This collaborative effort sounded amazing and on a dreary winter's evening I settled at home with one. A dark, dark brown with the slightest hint of dark orange edges, poured smoothly but lighter than expected. An opaque dark brown and trace head and lace with a dark sweet cocoa aroma and standard hops did not impress, but certainly did not disappoint. A bit standard tasting as well, but tasty at that, with dark chocolate, coffee, plum and a dash of hops in a medium body and quite drinkable. No complaints here, I just expected more for something initially called a Belgian Porter from Sierra Nevada & Dogfish. My fault I suppose.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2010 20:28:56 | More by selecter70
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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.
90 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.