hopdog (12549) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a deeper orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, a little earthy, and some pine. Tastes of the same. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Tap @ Johnny Brown’s. Pours a deep mocha brown with a small beige ring. The nose reminded me of a German Dunkle Weisse, very roasty and a tad yeasty. Mostly roasty flavor with a touch of yeast. illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
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. Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting beige head and good lacing. Aromas of burnt carmel, toffee, wood, light maple and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, burnt carmel, wood and a hint of spice with a smooth dry malty finish. daleharshman (1064) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
On draft at Blind Lady Ale House for a DFH night during the first annual San Diego Beer Week in November 2009. Pours brown with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma is on the weak side with caramel malts and some light hops. Flavor was unexpected -- a tea taste. Seriously, this tastes like brewed black tea with lemon. There is also a burnt bitterness which seems to derive from both the hops and the dark roasted malts, but more the latter. The bitterness continues rather harshly into the finish. This is drinkable but very unusual.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tap @ Rattle n’ Hum. Poured a clear deep chestnut color with an off-white head. The mildly roasty aroma was of light coffee beans and chocolate. Grapefruit citrus hops also mix in. Citrus and grapefruit hop flavor from front to back with some mild notes of chocolate and coffee. Light body. Long very hoppy finish with a mild bitterness. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and faint retention. Malty body dark fruit tones raisins and a citrus sort of sweetness. A bit thin with very light carbonation. Light sweetness and a mild finish. ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Location: On tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/24/09
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Aroma: Aroma of dough, pine, citrus, caramel, orange, brown sugar, and nuts
Appearance: Pour is a somewhat murky brown color with a nice beige head
Flavor: Taste is kind of sweet with a lot of the same components as the nose
Palate: The body is light to medium, with a smooth feel and a doughy texture
Overall, I liked this one more then some of the other raters it seems (though as the 15th rater, I guess there isn’t enough data to know what other raters really think. I thought it was an interesting beer, a nice attempt. I’d like to try to big brother (Life and Limb), and see these two breweries collaborate again in the future. This one could probably use a some work rounding it into shape, but overall I enjoyed what they did here.
On tap at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Citrus and pine hop nose with roast, apple and a bit of maple. Earthy hop flavor with a lot of tea character and a bit of roasty. Not bad, but I’m hoping Life & Limb is much better. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger for VSK. Dry bark, birch, wet green hops in the back of the aroma. Very dry and grassy, slightly citrusy. Lightish body, nicely carbonated, with a kind of nutty, chocolate, birch flavor. Fairly light. I was happy to see the birch come through in this one (unlike, say, maple syrup, which never works, ever), however it contrasted in a bit of an odd way with the hopping. Still, not a bad effort. I look forward to trying the big beer behind the this.