douglas88 (6927) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the HAF2014. Pours a jet black color with a medium beige head, viscous body. A big malty roasted nose, dark fruit. Wonderful beer: dark roasted coffee, dark fruit and berries, bitter black chocolates, more massive creamy coffee. A big beer, but the palate and overall balance make it drinkable.
Prufrockstar (1385) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Burgundian. Downing this magnificent beast that has long eluded me. Thanks to grandparents for taking our kid for the weekend, and thanks to Minnesota throttling my beloved Hawkeyes and giving me extra cause to drink strong at noon. Pours deep and dark, opaque but for ruby highlights around the edge. Small ring of tan bubbles. Aroma of chocolate and well-brewed coffee that integrates beautifully on the nose. Initially it covers up a lot of the other notes of Parabola, but as it warms the bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut and marshmallows, tobacco and alcohol. Taste: coffee is big in this, with a heavily roasty, somewhat astringent bitter finish. Booze, with thick parabasweetness. The taste is the only weak point, and it’s not that weak. Palate: full body, light carbonation, velvety texture. Feels great. Overall: a decadent beer for the morning drinker.
baraciisch (2238) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014... Dark black in color... Aroma of espresso, vanilla, bourbon... Big coffee notes, flavor is rich espresso, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts... Amazing
GenDV138 (2861) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
9 oz draft pour at Brookland Pint for their grand opening. Jet black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of vanilla, roast, sweet bourbon, espresso. Tastes of roast, chocolate, bourbon, coffee/espresso. Full body with a dry and warm finish. Thick mouthfeel. Good but I prefer Parabola. The coffee seems to overtake some of the barrel character.
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Saraveza during Luncheon with the Lion for the final day of PDX Beer Week. Black in color with dark tan head on the sides of the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, deep roasted malts, and a touch of smoke. Taste is cocoa nibs, espresso beans, cold brewed coffee, smoke, and a hint of spicy heat. The stout flavors meld well with the coffee, neither one overshadowing the other.
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBF. Really, really sweet creamed coffee, not quite Mocha Wednesday levels of sweet but definitely a bit much for me. Not nearly as complex or delicious as the base beer.
stoutnick (694) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dark Lord Day 2014. Looks perfect - dark with big mocha head. Aroma is perfect - coffee and oak. Taste is lots and lots of coffee, so much so that it takes precedence totally over the bourbon ageing. Nice but think it needs more of the coffee held in balance. Finish is bitterness from the black gold. Nice imperial stout.
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap chocolate with Carmel and coffee . Rounding out with a hint of rum and coffee.
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Marheb (2863) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Liquide d’introduction à une fin de semaine survoltée. Un nez vigoureux de moka fumé bourbonné adéquatement. En bouche c’est la même texture que la régulière avec le café qui pointe avec force. Sans surprise, les saveurs se fusionnent superbement.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
sample at extreme beer fest, great barrel aging. this firestones answer to gooseisland coffee bourbon county. This is a huge roasty ashy bomb, tons of bourbon and coffee flavors, everything about this is huge and it works great.