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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This beer is indeed a full-bodied Strong Ale; a Hybrid between a Porter and a Scottish Ale…
This hearty winter warm ale is named in honor of American poet Henry Longfellow.

I remember the black wharves and the ships, and the sea tides tossing free……. And the beauty and mystery of the ships, and the magic of the sea. –“My Lost Youth”


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2015
22oz bomber. Opaque beer, dark mahogany--no lacing, medium head fades down to a collar. Aroma is very very awesome, a nice cereal-coffee aroma with a hint of spice. Taste is very good as well--it’s actually a nice blend -- the scottish ale and porter mix well. Palate isn’t awesome, just a bit fizzy and a little too long/strong. Overall, a great winter beer -- tastes stronger than 5.8%

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2015
650 ml bottle purchased at my local Market Basket. Deeper ruby color with to much carbonation. Fizzy and lasting. Aroma is caramel malt, light peat and some toasted grain.

Flavor shows toasted malts and grain with a light smoke in the back of the sip. Secondary notes of chocolate and peat. Thin watery body. There is an old saying, " you get what you pay for." That would describe this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3490) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a dark brown almost black with a decent sized head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, and spice. Taste of the same with a small amount of chocolate coming out. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10101) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, light maple, pine sap and toasted caramel malt. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at Nya Tröls. Left-overs from the holiday-season. I’m not a fan of the winter-seasonals but this was really good.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippiemusic (55) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
This is a breakfast beer. Strong coffee at the front with a biscuity backend. Not sure if I would drink this again, but only just started on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Very dark brown/ruby hue, medium to strong malty aroma with a spicy note, flavor has attractive roasted malt and chocolate character but there’s something artificial or chemical in the flavor, although it recedes as the glass warms. Good beer but could be better.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ram8767 (2) - - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
Great up front. Not over powering. A nice beer for a cold night. Would buy a case in a heart beat.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TATE (330) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma is molasses and also maybe a bit like a merlot for some reason. The aroma is pretty powerful so I was expecting a pretty strong flavor. It does start out with big roasted and chocolate malt taste but is balanced well with hops and isn’t overpowering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (709) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle - Pours dark brown with an average head. Has a coffee taste on first sip but after that it’s a biscuit malty taste. The mouthfeel is thin.


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