vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ Isaac Newton’s. Low gravity beer is dark, has birch and sugar notes but really is less drinkable than the big beer version. Not a fan.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rehoboth brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a one finger off white head that has nice retention and Leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is earthy and woody with an underlying piney citrus hoppiness. Flavor has a mostly mildly sweet, earthy, grainy taste with citrus hops and a light roastiness through the finnish. Light bodied with mild carbonation and a nice smoothness. A really good session beer.
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Pours a dark clear brown color with the same fizzling tan head as its older brother Life and Limb. Aroma is bread crusts and dark fruits, and the flavor isn’t much different. Being a second-runnings beer, I knew Limb and Life was low in alcohol, but it tasted hotter than 4.8%. Mild maple syrup notes and a little citrus. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Decent drinkability.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pap. Light brown color with a small fizzy head. Light sweet malt with a bit of earthy hop. Just okay.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown color with a small dense head. Aroma is very light, some walnuts and faint pine hop bitterness. Flavor has burnt toast, roasted nuts, and earthy spice. A bit of lingering bitterness. Would be better on a hot summer day, not a cold, rainy day.
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Dark brown body. Thin-ish head with spotty lacing left as the head slowly receded.
S: Earthy, woodsy, leathery. Not too much going on here, but some interesting notes. Light hop bitterness.
T: Wow. A rather "life"less flavor profile. Muted outdoorsy spice and caramel malt. Almost (flat) cola like in both taste and feel.
M: Off-ish cola feel. Very light carbonation. Thin, but not watery in feel. Slightly slick.
O: Just was not working for me here.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this is underrated here, at 46th percentile? On tap at the Blind Tiger. surprisingly dark (though that was probably the dim lighting) Smell is sweet caramel, but surprising if I don’t taste the same sweetness in the beer. Nice bitter and charcoal flavor. Nutty, chocolate and vanilla. Finishes a bit too strong, IMO.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ TFD - Pours a translucent brown with a very small beige head...aroma is floral hops, roast malt and some toast, citrus...flavour is, well, unique...roasted grain and lemon zest, dry malt and some smoke, was hard for me to finish, just a mishmash of conflicting flavours...I dig SN and DFH brews, but they need to stay on their respective coasts moving forward...
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brouwer’s. wanted life and limb more, but they tapped out. dark color, slightly tea flavor, watery, generic.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 12/22/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Light caramel and roast malt in aroma. Clear amber brown with small white head. Nice light roasty flavor. Light body. Floral hop flavor. Moderate carbonation.