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RATINGS: 260   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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   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2004
Bottle pours dark brown with ruby highlights, large frothy cream colored head, and attractive lacing. Smells inviting, roasted malts, nuts, and caramel. WOW, this one tastes fantastic. Its like a complex Brown Ale, lovely roasted malt flavor, nuts, slight chocolate tinge... Mmmmm... good! Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, this is damn tasty! It has qualities of a Nut Brown (taste) and a Stout (mouthfeel). Slight pitted fruit flavor on the finish. This is rather enjoyable! Thanks goes out to BierBauch for the trade!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 15, 2004
Dark beer with caramel. I had it served with a chocolate and raspberry desert at dinner and it went very well together. This beer is tough to find, but if you can get it, give it a try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
On tap - David Copperfields NYC. Good caramel aroma and a pleasing brown colour. The flavour is strong on caramel and is reminiscent of some of the better English ales.

3.5
   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!

3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7765) - 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".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5215) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.8
   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.


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