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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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”


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (785) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (6970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Caramel malts, light nutty notes, and a hint of earthy hops. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and spice. Taste is malt, caramel, spice, some chocolate, and some coffee. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1436) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Mahogany red with a light tan frothy head and moderate lace. Aromas of ripe fruit, roasted malt and a touch of butterscotch. Taste is that of roasted, light chocolate and ripe fruit up front, then a slight hop bitterness, more of the butterscotch, a hint of smoke/charcoal and a warming alcohol presence. Full body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft and smooth mouthfees, and caramel and lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2014
A cola colored body with a tan head that had mild retention. Aroma was mostly caramel malts, there was a slight bread note to it. Some herbal hops. Flavor was similar. Carbonation seemed a little high to me, other wise it was a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (370) - - FEB 21, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours cola color with white head that quickly disappears. Nose is very malty. Taste is also ver malty, with some black licorice. A chewy beer. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (435) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a dense brown with beige head. Malty aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Flavors of toffee, raisins, and powdered chocolate. FInishes dry and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This beer has a traditional English character with a malty backbone supporting notes of toffee, dried fruits, and leather. It finishes dry with a mustiness from the English hops that makes the beer well balanced and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bomber from Knightly in Orlando, FL. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is sort of cola. Flavor is a little chocolate, some light toast/burnt malt, and likely a bi of coffee. Ok, but not strong in flavors.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (418) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Bottel @ home, aged 2 years. Pours clear dark red/brown, some lacing from the beige head. Nose is sweet and somewhat vinous. Licorice, herbs, and lots of dark friuts mostly raisins. Restrained chocolate and roasted malt. Quite tiny mouth feel. Taste is sweet, brown sugar like plus citrus-sour and herbal with hints of red berries, chocolate and dates. Dry sour finish.


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