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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Nice sweet aroma with roasted malt. Small, light beige head. Deep and rich garnet color, almost opaque. Roasted coffee/bitter chocolate flavor balanced with a nice sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Very nice winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Vintage 2002: I’ve let this beer sit for many, many months now.

Surprisingly opaque; the body is as crimson black as moonless night on the ocean, a kaki dense sea foam head rest calmly. The nose is full with raisins, coco, and roasted coffee beans. It smells toasty and inviting.
Wow, almost porter like. The flavor is large with notes of burnt coffee, chocolate malts, toffee, and gooey sugar rolled ripened figs. Some smoky notes of molasses, and then cola make themselves known. This is much too enjoyable! The palate is medium, somewhat prickly, the finish is a smoky coffee with a dash of nutmeg. –Surprisingly good brew -Best once it has warmed up to 60-65!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Pours a very dark brown with a thick off-white lacy head. Mildly roasted sweet aroma with a hint of cinnamon. Body has a mild caramel sweetness and a dry roasty finish. Nice subtle complexity, but still is too overwhelmingly dry. Has a sort of typical standard micro flavor to it that's hard to describe. Still a decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Dark brown hue with a frothy tan head and good lacing. The aroma hints of toasted caramel and mocha malts, bubblegum, nutmeg, allspice, floral hops, smoke, coffee, and earthy yeast esters. The taste start mocha sweet with an acidic, fruity and bitter undertone. The finish displays a coffee, spicy and smoky nature. Complex layers of taste which honestly shocked me a bit, wasn't expecting all that. Dry and soft mouthfeel, nice. This is a most excellent winter brew with good balance and nice use of spice components. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
Cask, at Federal Jack’s, Kennebunk, Maine.</br> Dark brown, with a frothy brown head. Roasted malt and vanilla notes throughout. Smooth palate and a treasured rate in the US considering its own of only 3 brews I saw on hand pump. The down side to this was that I ended this season in pieces.
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2004 Total Score: 3.5
Cask, @ Federal Jack’s, Kennebunk, Maine.</br> One of the two hand pubs on that day. Dark brown fluffy head. Lovely looking porter / old style ale. That gets me every time. Big chocolate flavours amongst the malts. Enjoyed this thoroughly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2004
Dark dark brown color and tan frothy head. Toffee, roasted malt and chocolate with some syrup. Could be spicier or hoppier, but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Very dark. Looks pretty much black. The head was light, but not white, and fizzy. Soon faded to nothing but the circle of bubbles caused by the scoring at the bottom of my Petrus Triple snifter. The nose is heavy on the apple peels. Caramel, apples and assorted fruits are dominate in the flavor, but there's a lurking char flavor that stirs things up a bit. A really interesting beer and I can't really say I've had anything like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Sweet malt and caramel nose. Black with a little head. Medium malty taste, roasted. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Dark mahoganey. Ivory head that lasts for a whileThe richly complex nose just bursts with the aromas of bitter chocolate, plums, raisons, dark brown sugar and nutmeg. Plums, black cherries and alcohol dominate the initial taste. The midtaste reveals hints of dark chocolate, raisons, spices and a hint of orange. The aftertaste is clean and only marginally bitter. Smooth mouthfeel. A delicious dark fruitcake in a glass.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Dark amber. Caramel, diacetyl and a good bit of earthiness on the nose. Somewhat earthy, chocolatey character with slight diacetyl issue. Kind of watery.

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