Beer Review: SIERRA NEVADA/DOGFISH HEAD LIFE & LIMB (1 YEAR LATER)

Beer Review: SIERRA NEVADA/DOGFISH HEAD LIFE & LIMB (1 YEAR LATER)

Pouring into the goblet, Life & Limb presents itself with a dark amber-brown hue, topped by a creamy beige film that lingers atop the brew.

Aroma:

The olfactory journey of this collaborative concoction reveals notes of dark sugar, maple sugar, intertwined with hints of dark fruit and tobacco. The aromatic profile sets the stage for a robust experience.

Taste:

Delving into the taste, Life & Limb leans towards resembling a cellared SN Bigfoot after a year. Toasty nuances and maple sugar dominate the palate, accompanied by a persistent alcohol presence that, unfortunately, hasn’t quite mellowed out as anticipated.

Mouthfeel:

The medium-bodied nature of this brew contributes to a less sticky sensation than its earlier iterations. The evolution in mouthfeel reflects the changes over time, providing a different tactile experience.

Overall:

A year in, Life & Limb has transformed, and while the aging process seems to have improved the experience for some, it still falls short of earning a spot among the favorites from either of the collaborating brewers. The complexity, though notable, doesn’t quite elevate it to the upper echelons of the craft beer hierarchy.