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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Poured rich dark brown with fluffy head. Aroam of raosted malts and rasins. Hops in there as well. This warms nice and has a pleant finish. Good warmer for winter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Hoppy, malty aroma. Flavor is rich and full with roasty malts and caramel, some spiciness. Hoppy character and bitterness come through at the finish. I dont like bitter brews and thankfully this doesnt go overboard with the bitterness, but it has about all I can handle. Some cola sharpness, which nicely matches the malty body. An interesting brew to try, and a worthy effort from Shipyard, but not something I could drink often.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Thanks to matta for this "throw in" its one heck of a beer. Pours brown with decent beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, light coffee and hints of almond? Flavor is the same with some burnt butterscotch or toffee. Very complex brew. After nursing this for an hour it feels like alot more than 6%. Leaves a dry nutty aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Pours with a rich, billowy head that makes the pint glass look like a root beer float. The color of the beer is a dark caramel and it resembles a porter. The taste is sweet, very malty. Strong caramel and raisin presence. Not over-the-top tasting at all. Subtle. Nor is there the oftentimes overwhelming presence of alcohol!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3664) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Slight DMS notes in the nose to start, giving way to a more choco/coffee maltiness in the nose. I might also smell a touch of licorice in this as well. Doughy. Very dark mahogany that is transparent with a nice creamy manilla colored head. Lots of big roasted malts in the middle finishing with a slight sweetness in the end. Start has a funky licorice flavor. This beer doesnt particularly jive with me. Its too segmental and not smooth enough. Somewhat dry in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Whats up with the massive carbonation and neverending head? Appearance of a porter and flavor of a roasted dry coffee stout, with a moderate hop level. The body is a little thin, but the general grain bill makes an interesting combo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2004
One of Shipyards best, this one measures up to the standard. I like ESAs and this one is a good one. I lkike the complexity as it warmed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Dark brown body, reddish round the edges, under a fizzy, cocoa-colored head that slips down to size with a quickness. Aroma, dark fruits, nuts, nuts, some spices, a bit cola-esque, but it gets better through time, opens up and becomes more awake and alive, feels like a snootful of a dank pine forest and all that comes with it... Taste: quite interesting, dark, spicy, malty, but mellow, and I taste further things now, maple, rum, molasses, more than I cant exactly finger, though more able, adept minds surely could. Feels more complex of an ale the more I sip into it, and instantly qualifies as the best brew from Shipyard Ive sampled so far. Rich flavor, sometimes fruity, sometimes treacly continues to delight, and altogether this brew is a worthy ale to close a night in freezy mid-January Minnesota. If I had further samples at my side, this is one winter brew I could really get comfortable with!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Dark and inviting. Aroma is malty and somewhat fruity. Flavor is roasted malts and raisins. Very smooth mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
A beautiful brew! Deep garnet/maroon color with a fluffy white head that doesnt quit. Aroma of dark roasted malt and fruits (figs and raisins come to mind). Mouthfeel is very full-bodied. Flavor of burnt malt, roasted nuts and faint dark chocolate. Pleasant vinous and mineral-like dry finish. Low in alcohol for a winter-warmer, but big in every other way.


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