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Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life & Limb - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
This new version of our sought-after collaboration brew with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton Delaware rested for 10 months in American Bourbon barrels. Barrel-Aged Life & Limb is dark mahogany-brown in color with massive aromas reminiscent of rich roasted malts, with heady notes of vanilla and toasted coconut from the oak. Round and early flavors dominate this full-bodied beer, with hints of maple, toasted pecan, and raisin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Draught. Cloudy brown, three large bubbles instead of a head. Aroma of vanilla and Solyent Green. Taste is malted milk balls. Fascinating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Strong Ale 2012. Mahogany colored pour with a khaki head. Decent amount of oak, some dark fruit, hints of vanilla, and some molasses. A bit of pecan, syrup, toast, and a hint of roast. The flavor is kind of bland and very woody. A bit of vanilla and fruit, but lots of molasses, toasted malt, and a hint of roast. Mild pecan, syrup, and charred wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Tap at the Rubicon. Pours very dark brown/black with a beige smear. Smells like dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is rather prune/Dr. Pepper with some moderate hop. Feels slickish, not sticky. There is a nice touch of bourbon/vanilla, and a light oak astringency. It is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Opaque black body with minimal beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, light vanilla, sour mash. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some Bourbon, light sour. Sticky full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, nice smooth oaked chocolate, light vanilla, woody and smooth. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with oily molasses, vanilla beans, oaken notes, light iodine, quite nice. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
this was the runaway winner at the local Sierra Nevada 30th AV Celebration. It outclasses all 4 in the AV line, as well as many other SN beers, and for my taste, pushes the Old Ale as THE best Sierra Nevada beer ever made. Hmmm...I wonder if Dogfish will bottle or tinker with this beer. Anyway, the barreling covered up a lot of the birch syrup aspect of the other beer, but left some sweetness and roasty malts and a touch of hops. it smells boozy...tastes so a little too, but is not hot. super flavor, and very smooth. i got a growler of this chillin in the fridge too!!! the LAST growler!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Sampled from the tap at NotB. Poured a near black with brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a nice bourbon note with dark grains, nuts, vanilla caramel and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor was sweet with dark grains, vanilla, nuttiness, and a hint of dark fruits with a sweet bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at CK thanks to argo0. Pours clear ruby with weak head formation. Nose is mega rich bourbon, buttery, toasted coconut, spicy orange peel. Really on the mark. Taste is rich and silky, no wood tannins, toasted coconut and buttercream. Mega rich. Could pass for boss bottle of Firestone Walker Abacus/Sucaba. Very good. About as good as ASA’s get.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a just clear brown with a thin beige head. Sweet raisins and malt on the nose, plum, prune and sweet vanilla with some backing roast. Spicy vanilla, ice cream notes. Nice and smooth. Quite balanced. Pretty nice. Some menthol notes show up much later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9221) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours black with a thin beige head and a treacle aroma There is a roasted malt and molasses flavor with some oak and vanilla. Very fruity.

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