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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-25-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/08/2012

On tap at Strong Ale.

A: Very dark brown with a reddish tinge near the edges. Beige head crowns the liquid.

S: Maple, toffee, bready malt, and brown sugar with some oak. Notes of vanilla and bourbon waft from the glass. Earthy notes are evident.

T: Dark toffee blends with brown sugar and earth. Lower moderate bitterness with lots of oak and a dash of vanilla. There's a little maple and bourbon as well. At least I think it's bourbon. A little alcohol in the finish.

M: Full body with upper medium carbonation. Sticky and chewy mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
The pour is black as the night with only a thin ring of bubbly, light brown head. Hardly any retention.

Aroma
The aroma is really dominated by bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Only very faint malt undertones remain from Life & Limb. It does have a rich chocolate tone which I was not expecting.

Taste
The taste is exquisite. Rich chocolate, big bourbon and vanilla notes, with light caramel maltiness and some booze. The malt is on the backend, just to remind you it's there. The barrel has taken over a bit, but I'm still tasting some Life & Limb in there.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability
The body is medium with a very low carbonation point. The smooth and rich qualities of this beer lend to its drinkability. I finished my glass quickly.

Value
This was a little more expensive--$4.50 for a taster--but I wasn't surprised, nor did I look twice at the price. This was the first barrel aged Sierra Nevada beer I've had, so I wasn't going to be stingy.

Overall
Great beer. Absolutely better than Life & Limb in basically every fashion. Although the base is only slightly noticeable, and typically that's a point of contention for me, I have no complaints.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2012 19:16:17 | More by russwbeck
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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.