Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb (1 Year Later)
From Dogfish Head – Life & Limb is a collaborative effort, the brainchild of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong, dark beer that defies style characteristics- brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown on the Grossman “farm” at the brewery in Chico, CA. The beer is alive with yeast-a blend of both breweries’ house strains-bottle conditioned for added complexity and shelf life, and naturally carbonated with birch syrup fresh from Alaska.
Dog Fish Head/Sierra Nevada Brewing – Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb (1 Year Later) – 24 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 10% abv. From online trade.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber brown with a creamy beige film atop.
Aroma: Dark sugar, maple sugar, dark fruit and tobacco.
Taste: Taste more like a cellared SN Bigfoot now. Toast, maple sugar. Still noticeable alcohol that I had hoped would have mellowed out in a year.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, not as sticky as it once was.
Overall: I enjoyed this better than when it was fresh, but still isn’t close to one of my favorites from either brewer.