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

BA SCORE
91
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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mikesgroove on 02-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 16
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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