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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3713) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
Dark brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of liqurice, malty and soy sauce. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, soy sauce and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
(Bottle). Aromas of roasted malt, caramel and hops. The taste is slightly spicy with flavors of roasted malt, dried fruit and caramel. In the aftertaste there is a distinct hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (2494) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, torkad frukt, farinsocker, mörk choklad med aromer av nötter och honung. God beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bomber from ABC on Thomasville ($3.99). Dark brown pour with a thin tan head and slight lacing. Aroma is warm brown sugar, dark fruit, roasty malts. Tastes are dark chocolate, brown sugar, honey, nutty, earthy hops. Drinkable enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle pour in South Florida. Snifter. Pours a very dark, opaque with an off-white head that is thick at first. Head diminishes quickly to a thin head. Great lacing. Very good looking overall. Aroma is very good with heavy malts, caramel, light smoke and wood. Taste is very malty with hints of coffee (slight bitterness), caramel and oak. I also detect some coconut. Mouth feel is very smooth with a pleasant finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, light smoke, nuts and light fruit. Nice roasted malt flavor with chocolate, light coffee, light smoke, nuts, light fruits and moderately bitter grassy hops. Woody and nice bitter finish. Very good scottish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
daje (3135) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle, shared with esp0r december 1st 2012. Dark brown body, a bit hazy, creamy light brown head. Aroma of malt, hazelnut, dark fruit. Taste of burned malt, coffee, chocolate and flowery hops. Good but unbalanced. Low carbonation, sherry-like aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (3343) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2013
It pours jet black leaving a one inch foamy lumpy off-white head. The head slowly dies to a centimeter lasting a little longer in my nonic. Minimal lacing is left. The smell is slightly malty and has a dry coffee aroma coming through as the beer warms. The taste is bittersweet through the malts and the dry coffee. The palatre is about a light to medium with lots of harshness coming through at all angles, kinda bad for an English Porter. This is fairly drinkable. Overall, I’m not impressed with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
22 oz bottle (2012) served in a Sam Adams lager glass. Pours deep, dark, clear mahogany with a small and fragile tan head. Decent lacing is left on the glass. [3.75] The spice level is near perfect and well-balanced. While evident in the nose and obvious up front upon tasting, the spicing slowly fades after the finish eventually leaving a chocolate malt to dominate the aftertaste. Sweet and bitter largely in balance, but a tad too sour. No burnt flavors, but a hint of smoke in the finish. High complexity and good balance make every sip seem a little different than the one before. Plenty of dark chocolate in the nose and flavor. M: near full body with rather lively carbonation. I suspect I’d prefer a bit less carbonation; a suspicion supported by the fact that the mouth feel improves after the beer has been in the glass for a while. O: outstanding, and unusually low ABV, winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGGarcia44 (18) - - DEC 3, 2012
Oak, coffee, smoke, and sweet malt aroma. Very dark, deep red appearance. Very light tan creamy head with decent retention. well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Lingering smoked oak caramel finish. Caramel, coffee, woodsy, malty taste. med body. slick texture. soft carbonation. Solid alcohol warmth. Noticeable transition from upfront watery to heavier finish. I didn’t like the flow of flavors or how the flavors did not complement each other harmonisouly. Not recommended for those who enjoy ’spiced’ winter beers. No allspice, clove, cinnammon, nutmeg, etc.

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