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Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Longfellow Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001)
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RDHerm

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark brown with ruby highlights. Pours a very thick beige head that slowly thins and has very good lacing.

Very strong aroma of dark chocolate, with solid notes of coffee and roasted malts. There are also hints of yeast, dark fruits, and butterscotch.

Taste is interesting, though not as complex as the aroma would indicate. There's a certain sweetness that comes right when it hits your palate, but it gives way almost immediately to a strong flavor of bitter coffee, with a hint of roasted malt.

Medium body and carbonation level. The body is nice, but the carbonation level feels a bit much for a beer of this style. There's the bitter aftertaste to be expected from this type of beer, but without the usual feeling of palate dryness.

A solid brew overall. Not great, but not bad either, and just unique enough that it's worth giving a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 00:31:03 | More by RDHerm
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Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.