Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
195 Ratings
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Longfellow Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of ScottP
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 palate is about a light to medium with lots of harshness coming through at all angles, kinda bad for an English Porter or cross with a Scottish ale. Though this is is fairly drinkable, overall, I’m not impressed with this one.

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Photo of colbywatts
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is malty, with just a hint of spice. The flavor has toasty malt, light spice, and a hint of hops. Finishes more or less clean with a small dry spice. Pretty decent beer.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ACD
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kinger86
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a somewhat lighter bodied porter, a great session beer this time of year, and a tasty addition to the holiday seasonal box this year. the light body is surprising because the color is quite dark on the spectrum, holds its tan head well too, above the rim even for awhile. English type yeast for sure, old and crackery and a little acidic for a second, seems to always pull that from the malt, but it works. mild cocoa notes in the flavor that I can not smell, and then a dried fruit flash, raisin or fig or something, unique in a porter type. this has all the flavors in terms of grain of a big malty amber though too, sweet and nutty at the right times, but rounded out in the end by roasted barley instead of sugar. dangerously easy drinking because it doesn't have that filling hearty oatmeal type body, but it doesn't seem thin either. I like this feel more and more as it warms and as I sip on it too. a touch of burnt malt bitterness on the very tail end, but mellowing out beautifully in the end. I found myself wishing there were more of these in the mixer. shipyard deserves more credit overall too, they make some real good beer and get so little love out there...

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Photo of Johncnh
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tb4475
2.99/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a fan of of this beer or Shipyard in general.

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Photo of RobWhiting
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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