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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Location: Bottle from Rozi’s Beer and Wine in Lakewood, Ohio.

Aroma: Maple,carmely malty aroma.
Appearance: Nearly black appearance.
Flavor: Matly, sweet flavor.
Palate: Medium body.
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this beer, although it does have an interesting maply aroma and taste. Tastes better when it warms up, I will probably add more comments after I’m done with it - not that I’ll be able to get another one of these again.

3.8
PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 24 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown - almost black with a thick mocha colored head that sticks around a while. Aroma has an all around nuttiness to it with some hints of toffee and licorice but just a tad subdued. Flavor is a bit more pronounced with some toffee, licorice, cocoa, and a hint of cola. Very solid collaboration bewtween DFH and SN - just expected a tad more.

4
Ratman197 (14689) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head and great lacing. Aromas of pepper, alcohol, toffee, burnt carmel, spice, light fruittiness and a hint of maple. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of toffee, burnt carmel, spice wood, pepper and a hint of maple with a smooth dry warming lingering malty finish.

3.8
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2009
POurs amber. Nose is spices, fruit esters, plum, caramel malt. Flavor is sweet fruits, mild spices, earthy hops, grapes and raisin. Very nice.

3.7
ilovedarkbeer (2737) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a medium sized light brown head. Notes of dark chocolate, booze, bubblegum, and actually a little bit of birch bark. Decent sticky mouthfeel. I’d buy this.

3.7
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap @ Papago. Obsidian pour creates a small ashy head that left only small reminders. Nose is brown sugar, molasses, and alcohol. Definitely a sipper, The maple is present and accompanied by chocolate and smoke. Medium to syrupy mouthfeel...glazed the glass.

3.3
BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
TAP: Dark brown/cola colored pour. White head. Mild nose, medium-creamy body. Taste of maple, raisin...pretty good stuff.

3.2
Nephilium (1808) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Sweet maple aroma. Pours a clear ruby color, with a full tan head. Very slick mouthfeel, alcohol noticeable in the finish of the beer. This one ranks amongst the ones I’m glad I tried, but probably won’t pick up again. It’s a bit too sweet for my tastes.

3.5
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2009
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Ruddy dark brown pour with a surprisingly lively head. Soft aroma of dark fruits - figs, plums, and so forth - blend in with sweet toffee and dense malts. A bit of fresh cut wood in the scent too. Slightly too thin to sustain all these rich flavors, but a decent mouthfeel. A bit too boozy and sugary in its center, with not quite enough bitters and hops to balance (I’m tempted to say there’s too much DFH and not enough SN). But overall a nice brew that I’d like to try again (if only there were bottles still remaining).

3.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59 (sad I missed out on Limb and Life when I was back home). Pours with a fading tan head and a brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, maple, alcohol and birch. Taste is alcohol, candi sugar, chocolate and maple. Light bubbles.


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