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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our winter seasonal pays homage to the big beers once brewed in Britain and shipped to the Russian Imperial Court. It is a high alcohol stout made with large portions of Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley giving this beer a deep black color and bitter chocolate flavor. We age this beer on oak to provide additional flavor complexities, all melding together to make the perfect beer to enjoy during the cold New England winter.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a motor-oil cola, with a generous amount of puffy, dark-platinum head; fairly lacy, and very lasting. The smell is of well-roasted malts, coffee, and earthy/musty hardwood. Other notes of Irish cream, soy sauce, and brown sugar. The taste is very rich with sweet, sugary, roasted barley. Has a sugary espresso finish, with a very faint bitterness. The palate is fairly full, and well-carbonated. On a personal note, I feel this is an underrated imperial stout, as I like my imperial stouts to be rich and fairly sweet. This one quenches the desired taste of an imperial stout well.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was dark roast, chocolate, and fudge. flavor was dark roast, chocolate, and slight coffee with a medium body and low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma has signs of fruit, medicinal alcohol and dark roast. Flavorseems to be off a bit, has some dark roasted grain, fruity esters and a dirty hop bitterness that overpowers the dark roast grain bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, the earthy hop presence just over powered the dark roasted grain. Just wasn’t that enjoyable as other imperials.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5079) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Black pour with tan head and lace. Coffee and light abv on the nose. Coffee and roasted malt flavor. Thin and fizzy but very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Last one to list from Nashoba- Almost black pour, small tan foam head. Light roasted quality, good malt body. A slight sweet roasted character throughout-medium and mild.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/01/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

black, whispy tan head, sweet chocolate and roasted aroma, lots of roasted flavor, nice sweetness, hint of sour cherry tartness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Black in color, no light is getting through this one with a small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, coffee, dark fruit, light alcohol. Taste is chocolate, roast, coffee, light vanilla, espresso like. Light notes of dark fruit throughout the taste. Finishes roasty and bitter, with a grainy astringency that seems to be apparent in alot of imperial stouts. Body is medium, the carbonation is very soft. very good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
on tap-pours a thick creamy brown head and black color. Aroma is cappuccino-sweet. Taste is strong cappuccino, licorice, dark malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
Bottle thanks to OldGrowth: Nearly opaque dark brown with a nicely-lacing frothy dark khaki head. Aroma of sweet earthy toasty dark caramel with some mild roasted malt and dark chocolate. Starts with a sweet sticky caramel flavor and a touch of raisins toward a more bitter lingering roasted dark fruity finish. A nicely-balanced, enjoyable imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours a pitch black with no light coming through, leaving a brown foamy head that stayed with the pour. The smell was pure chocolate malt, espresso, bold hop presence that gave it a herbal fruit feel. The taste has a strong initial hop bite, as the body swirled on my tongue I tasted a dark chocolate sweetness on the palate, with a syrup consistency that coats the throat and allows for a brief rest then finishes dry and just a bit rough. This is a great Imperial Stout, one that is hidden since the distribution of Nashoba is pretty small, but one I would drive to the Winery again to buy. I would pair this stout with Maple Lemon Wings, the maple sweetness will really mirror the maple/brown sugar flavor in the stout and the bitter hop presence will help cut through that sweetness and refresh the palate.


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