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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
LIFE - this living ale is naturally carbonated to enhance complexity, refinement, and to encourage aging. LIMB - for the birch and maple trees, who’s syrup gives this unique ale its flavor and symbolizes the collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. We are proud to share our Life and Limb with it’s thousands of other branches who collectively comprise the craft brewing family tree. Sip slowly with friends and loved ones; savor long - because one could do better than be a swigger of birches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle pours dark amber with very nice tan head and sheet lacing. The aroma emits malts, caramel malts, lots of dates, plums, prunes and some yeasty spice. The taste begins sweet with malts and spicy with Belgian like yeast. It then quickly runs into dried plums, dates, ripe cherries, earthiness and leafy hedges. Seems to side on the sweet end of the spectrum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
From a 24 oz bottle this poured what appears a very dark brown a first but when held up to the light proved to be ruby red. The head was very thick and creamy and lasted a long time. The nose is of sweet caramel malts with aromas of ripe fruit. quite full bodied with creamy with carbonation under control . The flavor is a very smooth and of dark malt, ripe fruits, and molasses. There is some alcohol in the rich finish. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Dark walnut colored body and a rich khaki head. The aroma is maple sweet yet ashy dry. Flavor hints of French roasted coffee beans with its bitter sweetness, raisins, bakers chocolate, brown sugar, maple syrup and dates. The body becomes more velvety and luscious as the beer warms. On this beautiful late November Florida evening, Life & Limb paired wonderfully with my locally rolled “after dinner” maduro cigar. The perfect way to end a weekend!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joet (2492) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Carmelly sweetness, some mouthfeel, light caramels, lightly floral, not a full aroma, slightly oily texture. Nothing bad about this beer - no obvious flaws - just not a lot there despite the heft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1477) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Pour is rick-looking dark brown with a sizable tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, brown sugar, light spice, and molasses. Flavor is a luscious and smooth brown sugar/ caramel malt. A nice peppery kick in finish helps round it out. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This beer looks great, has a complex thick aroma. The flavor is also very thick, the syrup definitely noticeable. It seems just a bit too alcoholic in the finish, giving it a flavor that is too strong. Still quite great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Shared this with my family after Thanksgiving dinner along with a slice of pumpkin pie. The rich caramel, molasses, and maple tones were just awesome. Definitely to be sipped, not drank. It was thick, rich, and full of flavor which was everything that I wanted and hoped for. I loved this beer and will be buying a few more to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Shared post-Thanksgiving meal with a couple of my beer drinking guests - this colaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head pours a dark brown pour with a temporary brown head - decent lacing. The aroma is fermented dark fruit, molasses, wood and alcohol. The flavor has some nice, sweet cherries, molasses, rich caramel with notes of maple, vanilla and nuts. The alcohol is quite present throughout warming. The body is medium-full with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle pours dark with a big tan head and lots of lace. The aroma is casky, maple, fruity, dough, and caramel. The flavor is very woody, roasted, caramel, a lingering sour note, hits of maple earthiness, and some hot alcohol. The palate is pretty smooth and fairly rich. Overall, I’m glad I got one to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle from west lakeview... Pours a dark opaque caramel brown with a hefty light beige head... Aroma of caramel malt along with a little roast, somewhat nutty... Maple, brown sugar, caramel malt with biscuits and roast. A little residual sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel and a little bit boozy...

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