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RATINGS: 256   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2004
Very dark with reddish-purple highlights. Has a drying burnt caramel taste, medium bodied. Palate is just a little thin. Finished on the dry side. A Shipyard brew that I like!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Dark, reddish-black color. It actually looks a lot like a porter. The palate is a bit more watery than I expected, but not too bad. The flavor seems unremarkable until the beer warms up a bit. Then it becomes much more complex; there's some roasted malts, chocolate, and even a hint of sourness in the finish. A good winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Dark, cola like appearance with a tan head. Aroma is nice with elements of chocolate and bubble gum. The palate is lacking in this one, expected a thick chewy brew when looking at the color and the aroma. Elements of chocolate, cherries and rhubarb, but just not as "thick" as I expected. Finish is strong though. A decent "winter ale".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Odd aroma of prunes, wet dogs and sweet chocolate. Decent label, schwarz-y appearance to the beer. Chocolately-lactose, fairly acidic, lightly hopped. A little under-carbonated, maybe a bit watery. Pretty smooth drinking, with just a twinge of coffee in the backend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Sweet caramel nose, and coffee malt. Color is a deep red, almost black with a small amout of head. Mouthfeel is smooth but very full bodied. Flavor has a nice creamy malt feel to it with a decent bitterness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Smooth and malty (drink this one very warm!) - full of interesting flavors - burnt caramel, vanilla, chocolate covered coffee beans. Palate was silky smooth with a slight tingle of carbonation at the end. This finishes dry, hoppy and with a sweet roast that lingers. Only 6%, but it seems like one that would mellow nicely with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Dark malt aroma with more than a touch of spices and molasses. Full, rich body with rustic oatmeal texture. Cappucino-colored head. Slight bitter finish put the final touches on a tasty ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2687) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Ornate cherry. Frothy, ashen foam blanket. Lovely aroma of grainy malts, toasted wood, and Ringwood yeast. Beautifully understated airy esters dressed with unsweetened chocolate, chalk, smoke, buttered malts, leather, and leafy hops. Light swirl releases the fruity esters. Mellow, creamy, and slightly sandy carbonation. Woody malt flavors dipped in chocolate and luxurious caramel. Light perfume, soft nuttiness, and leather notes coincide with subtle black cherry esters. Creamy chocolate notes leisurely build toward the finish alongside woody malts, dates, chalk, and Ringwood yeast. Delicate note of unsweetened chocolate perfectly matches the brushing earthy bitterness at the back of the throat. Leaf and soil notes linger beneath a flavorsome English yeast backbone. Breathtaking English ale; if I could only say that about the rest of their line. Thanks, matta!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Pours very dark brown with a thick off-white lacy head.Roasted coffee/bitter chocolate flavor balanced with a nice sweetness. Good ale

   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.

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