b3shine (8195) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter shared by tastybeer; thanks GT2). Looks good; a a fairly opaque dark brownish black with off-white lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a beautiful blended beer from Firestone! So far, this is the only way I can taste Parabola!! Highly recommended as is all the beers Firestone produces!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
migajos (306) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic dark strong ale. Milk chocolate, nuts, vanilla. Rather on a sweet side than bitter. So many layers and flavors. Although very strong (13,3%) its very drinkable. I didn’t feel alcohol both in taste and in aroma.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, coconut, vanilla. Super smooth, silky, lots of vanilla, rich but nothing over-the-top. Extremely good!
robforbes (2189) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a very small tan head that goes away quickly, and very little lacing.
smell is of chocolate, bourbon, a touch of espresso, and some dark fruit.
taste is of dark fruits, bourbon barrel, chocolate, coffee, malt, a touch of vanilla is in there, hops come out in the back, and some licorice. ends strong and thick.
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bourbon och champinjoner. Alkoholvarm men inte stickig. Kola och choklad. Härlig balans. Svartbrun/mörkbrun och klar. Signerad flaska, vilket givetvis ökar smakupplevelsen rejält. Underbar balans på fattonerna.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer in SF. Pours a dark maroon color. Small off white head. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, apple pie. Flavor is like a chocolate shake, with vanilla and slight coffee and smoke notes. Nice mouthfeel, perhaps slightly watery, which seems to be a trait of all FW beers. Better than I remember FW 16 being, for sure.
RobertDale (5559) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Martin City Brewing. Comes a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and fruit. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, and wood. Very complex and very good!
Zymurgeist2 (1870) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau for the FW SF Beer Week event. Pours a deep amber-brown that is clear with minimal head. Sweet and boozy on both flavor and aroma. Not nearly as complex as some of the other anniversary beers.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bomber with SHERM1016....thanks! Pours a dark dark brown with minimal head. Initial nose is dominantly a barley wine with notes of sweet caramel / sweet malts. Let it warm and tastes change to chocolate / expresso stouts....and booze. Very tasty.