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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs.
An extension of Quercus Alba óthe Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1012) - , Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 re-rate 01/15. 2 year old bomber. no change on raing 4.5. had warm and cool - better cool. at times this is perfection......................bomber to glass; recíd in trade from storminnormin? 2011 bottle. WOWOW! lots of stuff in aroma; I canít name all of them - alcohol, much chocolate roasts, CHOCOLATE. 5 for app (darrrrk) and palate (smooth and thick). Taste was near perfection - chocolate, choc. milk bourbon, slight vanilla, DAMMMMOT this is great - must find more!! tied for my highest rated beer ever!!!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
simont1 (321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Aroma of licorice, bourbon, booze, and booze. Super boozy and very light mouthfeel. Feels like a darker barley wine, quite dry, very very light mouthfeel, some vanilla, loaded with coconut, the flavours donít integrate very well and not very much of a stout, more like a Barley wine with some darker malts, too dry, too light mouthfeel, and one of the booziest beers Iíve had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchester (31) - - JAN 23, 2015
Cant say enough about the flavors of this one. Chocolate cherries coffee dates cake cigar tobacco its like a drizzle for cheese cake.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mackRIS (36) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
On tap pours jet black with tan head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, chocolate, oak, bourban, tabacco. Flavor is sweet oak bourban, chocolate, coffee.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Emeister84 (1234) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, grilled cherry, tobacco, raw cacao, toasted coconut, freshly baked macaroons, subtle vanilla, subtle booze, subtle char. Black, mostly lasting chocolate ice cream-colored head. Dry, deep, super complex, flavor profile mirroring the array of aromatics, earthy, chocolatey, redolent of cooked and dried cherries and berries. Full bodied, quite smooth especially considering the ABV, deep, a sipping beer for sure, possibly the greatest Iíve had to date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Black pour. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt, and a bit of coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Wyatt! Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitter. Well balanced. Good Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Komet (6) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
I'm not well versed in the art of beer reviews so I'm not going to make up a bunch of stuff. I will say that it is a hearty beer that does not go too strong on the bourbon flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4850) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Victor: Vintage 2011: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roast, chocolate, wood, forest spices. Flavours of chocolate, marshmellow, marzipan, bourbon, roast, light alcohol burn, dark chocolate, bitter, mocha, some wood, some vanilla, some clay. Aftertaste of dark chocolate, mocha, roast, some bourbon and wood notes. Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a light sticky texture. Nice stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
On tap. Pour is close to black with a very thin white head. Aroma and flavor of dark chocolate, peat, oak, tobacco, and herbal hops. Finish is slightly bitter with the booze coming through. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (289) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2014 vinatge, bottle. Pours a pitch black, fairly opaque with a nice bubbly mocha colored head that breaks into a nice ring around the glass with some spotty lacing. Nose is loaded with bourbon, wet oak, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is silky smooth with the chocolate and coffee dancing around the palate early before moving into a bittering tobacco/dark chocolate/char notes. The coffee lingers into the vanilla, oak and the bourbon finishes them all off nicely! Great beer!


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