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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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JohnTurano

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-28-2013 00:31:10 | More by JohnTurano
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olbubba

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-01-2013 00:33:21 | More by olbubba
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-26-2013 19:46:16 | More by Slatetank
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2013 18:06:11 | More by johntfox
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JHendu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-11-2013 22:27:20 | More by JHendu
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Trevormcraig

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-03-2013 00:04:18 | More by Trevormcraig
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-02-2013 18:59:43 | More by Newbiebeer
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-26-2013 22:53:43 | More by JackMcAwesome
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-23-2013 07:02:58 | More by Kelp
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with slightly less than a fingers worth of head that fizzles away fairly quickly

S: Very rich and malty, with a fairly distinct Ringwood character. Also get some chocolate and light earthy/fruity hops

T: Follows the nose. Again, very malty with some chocolate and earthy hop character. Slightly fruity with some caramel sweetness in the finish. Underlying Ringwood yeast throughout, but it doesn't take away from the other characteristics

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and bold

O: If you don't mind English Ringwood yeast, then this brew is a great addition to winter. Kind of a hybrid of scotch ale and English porter. Worthy of a try if you like English brews

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 06:26:56 | More by BEERMILER12
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d1ckvanswype

Florida

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel glass.

A: Pours jet black with a nice two fingers of creamy tan colored head, which dissipates fairly quickly. Shows ruby red highlights when head to the light.

S: Not much of a nose here, some sweet malts and a touch of sweet spice, maybe clove or allspice.

T: Very little front end to speak of, most of the flavor of roasted malts, a bit of coffee and dark chocolate, with a mildly bitter, slightly spiced finish.

M: A touch overcarbonated, but fairly easy to drink. It doesn't weigh on the tongue too much with progressive sips.

O: A easy drinking porter, claiming to be a winter warmer. The low ABV makes putting the whole bomber away too easy, and you'll be feeling quite cozy. I might go back to this, if I need a smooth, easy to put down session porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 01:39:35 | More by d1ckvanswype
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. ]

The spice level is near perfect and well-balanced. While evident in the nose [4.25] 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. At various times, dark fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, English hops and several other flavors make appearances. 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. Semi-dry finish.

O: outstanding, and unusually low ABV, winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 23:32:06 | More by chinchill
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: single finger tan thick head on a very deep amber/dark brown clear body.

S: molasses, cinnamon, roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar.

T: spices, dark chocolate, roasted malts, hint of espresso, earthy hops. Mild bitterness to the finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: complex, flavorful and probably the best beer I have had from Shipyard which doesnt say a whole lot but this is certainly a good one.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 23:47:16 | More by kylehay2004
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-08-2012 15:25:59 | More by Damian74Shensky
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-02-2012 01:51:30 | More by MightiestBeard
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-17-2012 17:31:46 | More by sneaks2210
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-07-2012 14:53:00 | More by jurbanik
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Heathenaxe


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-10-2012 19:12:29 | More by Heathenaxe
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MikeTurgeon

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-26-2012 00:47:16 | More by MikeTurgeon
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-15-2012 19:17:18 | More by PeteRiz
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-28-2011 22:17:18 | More by kaelingirl
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown, almost black. The pale brown head is large and really compact. Slow dissipation leaves only decent lacings.

S: Roasted, kind of candy-like sweetness to the malt. Dark dried fruits balanced with vanilla. Soy Sauce. Smell is on the milder side.

T: Roasted, a bit smoked sweet but also light malt. Dark syrup and dark dried fruits. Vanilla once again. Some bitter marmelade. Bitter hops.

M: Body is a bit lighter than I tought it would be, carbonation is aggresive, almost fizzy. Aftertaste is long and holds a balanced bitterness.

O: The carbonation is almost like in an Adjunct Lager - rich and aggresive. Otherwise it's a little to modest for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 17:52:38 | More by Evil_Pidde
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2011 02:10:49 | More by rab53
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redleaves

Maine

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, little to no head. Into an imperial dimple mug. I expected winter warmer when I read the label. It kind is a cross between a winter warmer a lighter porter and kind of stoutish. Roasty, but not too roasty, heavy but not too heavy. Kinda sweet and juicy, but not too much. A very solid drinker, great mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. One of shipyards best offerings. Too bad they don't distribute more. Could be a huge 6 pack seller for them. I picked it up at the federal jacks store, first place I've seen it!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 15:57:25 | More by redleaves
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-02-2011 23:58:57 | More by dwoolley1
Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.