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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”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
65cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 31.10.2012. Black colour with some dark brown notes. Huge creamy head that settled down fast. Aroma is laden with roasted malts, coffee, liqorice. Flavour feels thin and watery at first, but after a few seconds the coffee, cocoa and liqorice blooms. The alcohol is present, but not dominant. Short aftertaste. A decent beer, perhaps not the most exciting, but I’d try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle 650ml (Tasting a SaintMatty, thanks a lot) A dark brown colour with a small, good lacing, light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, fruit and chocolate. The taste is heavy sweet. A medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5259) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
650ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Roasted malt, dried fruit, cocoa and a hint of marzipan in the aroma. Roasted and slightly sweet taste with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
1/20/12. 22oz bomber thanks to Blazer06. Clear dark red pour with a big tan head that sticks... light lacing. Plain aroma of sweet caramel, oxidation, and diacetyl. Sweet caramel flavor with more diacetyl and a strange lingering bitterness. Eh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle, pours black with white head. Aroma is weak, notes of coffee, malts and dark fruits. Aroma is also weak with roasted malts and some fruits. Medium sweetness. Boring

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Thick sweet malt aroma that’s slightly musty. Dark brown color with a small dark tan head. Brown sugar sweetness that lasts to the finish. Light palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Almost black, beige head leaving lacing. Aroma: malty, roasted, nuts, wood, slightly vinous. Taste: roasted, nuts, licorice, creamy, wood, dry finish. Medium-bodied, smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4028) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Near-black, red-hued body, medium light beige head. Aroma is roasty malts and hints of licorice. Taste is roasty malts, hints of red berries and faint traces of licorice. Drinkable and all right, but very straightforward and lacking in complexity - a bit too simple, to put it simply.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zestytaco (34) - Niceville, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a lovely dark reddish brown with decent head. Smells include roasted malts, coffee and just a touch of chocolate. Taste is a bit underwhelming with the roasted malts making up the main body of the flavor with hints of fruits (plum and apple) showing up in the end. This is a tasty brew that has its’ moments.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle, SB. Pours deep black brown with a nice creamy dark tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, roasted, bready, nutty, fruity and a bit sweet. Flavor is roasted, malty, sweetish, dark bread, bitter, fruity and apples. Finishes bitter, roasted and malty.

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