Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle is one of the 2011 series. Cork comes out with a big pop. Color is an extremely dark brown, almost black. Completely opaque. Head is thinner than what I was expecting. Smell gives very little away.
First sip is an interesting mix, not what I was expecting. There's a body of alcohol that's quite powerful, almost overwhelmingly. Carbonation is sharp and biting. Hops are there, but not overpowering. The beer is quite bitter, more than I was expecting, in different ways, too. The flavors definitely change as this beer warms up. I had it in my refrigerator when I started and I can definitely tell it's gotten better as its risen up in temperature.
I bought two bottles of this: one I'm reviewing today, the other I'm cellering for a future date. I wonder how it will change. As it stands, a great find from Sierra Nevada and Dogfish.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2011 00:07:16 | More by techfed87
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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 1,453 ratings.