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

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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And Limb
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
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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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -53.3%

12-04-2012 03:58:26 | More by chippo33
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

3/5  rDev -29.9%

03-31-2012 02:46:12 | More by KohlbeckM
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.9%

01-02-2012 22:34:56 | More by dragomni
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

03-09-2014 22:10:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-15-2011 19:22:01 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-17-2013 05:31:52 | More by zestar
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Carcieri

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-23-2013 18:53:28 | More by Carcieri
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n2185

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

A: pours black with barely any head that completely vanishes with no lacing.

S: lots of caramel, vanilla, oak, and whiskey aromas. Some sweet maple and birch-like aromas come through as well.

T: lots of whiskey, caramel, oak, and some vanilla. Some roasted malts mixed in as well along with a slight alcohol burn and a touch of maple. Surprisingly smooth.

M: medium body with low carbonation, this beer could benefit from a thicker body.

O: a pretty good beer. Fairly simple, but smooth, tasty, and smells great.

12-08-2011 23:33:10 | More by n2185
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2011 05:25:35 | More by mjtiernan
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-07-2012 14:33:43 | More by Damian74Shensky
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bdub32689

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-30-2012 14:51:07 | More by bdub32689
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DallasHuber


4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-28-2012 20:29:37 | More by DallasHuber
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-31-2013 18:24:35 | More by deadliest
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southhousebrew

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-09-2011 14:53:27 | More by southhousebrew
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

12-12-2012 06:05:56 | More by HopHead84
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-15-2012 03:34:33 | More by dominic4beer
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Moerdertaktiken

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-17-2014 21:08:40 | More by Moerdertaktiken
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-14-2011 18:29:32 | More by photomike
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-20-2013 03:23:10 | More by t0rin0
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-14-2012 01:04:27 | More by mbs11
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

on tap at tria in philly

Pours an opaque black with a thin beige head resting on tap. Dissolves quickly with a few webs of lacing and film.

Rich scents of bourbon and oak, some chocolate sweetness mixed with a nice swirl of vanilla. The booze is prevalent but soft, tempered by a nice malted backbone.

A nice slap of bourbon right up front, giving way to some rich flavors with vanilla and caramel. The malts and heavy and roasted with some syrupy tones - the hops have faded at this point but you can still detect their presence towards the finish. Plenty of earthy oak and booze on the finish.

Fuller medium body, nice carbonation, full and syrupy on the tongue. This was a really tasty beer that I randomly ran into - I'd absolutely drink it again.

06-09-2011 02:32:01 | More by xnicknj
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largadeer

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%

Draft at Publick House. Aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months.

Black body with no head. Tons of bourbon -bals on the nose. Vanilla, maple syrup, faint toastiness. Rich and caramelized. Smells quite nice, hugely better than regular Life and Limb. The palate, likewise, is extremely bourbon-forward. Nice caramel-vanilla-maple syrup sweetness, with just a touch of toasted malt. Essentially a bourbon barrel showcase, it's probably for the best that the base beer is barely recognized. The body is a bit thin, but it does the job. Finishes with toasted, caramelized sweetness. Bit of lingering almond-like nuttiness and a touch of cola. Surprisingly nice overall, a vast improvement over the base beer.

03-25-2011 02:30:58 | More by largadeer
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3%

On tap at Night of the Barrels 2011. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark brown color with a good creamy off-white head and a bit of lacing as the beer's head falls to a thin cap. The nose carries really nice bourbon notes as well as a good dose of chocolate plus some caramel and brown sugar. Sweet malt layered with bourbon; really nice. The flavor doesn't quite integrate everything like the nose did, but the combination of the oak and bourbon with the base is quite nice. Really full and excellent body with low carbonation leading to even more perceived thickness. Really excellent. I liked this quite a bit more than the base beer.

05-17-2011 21:29:02 | More by Thorpe429
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-04-2013 00:54:12 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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mcbeerbrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-05-2012 23:59:25 | More by mcbeerbrew
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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.