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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Parabajava ia an ongoing series exploring the infusion of coffee into our Parabola Barrel Aged Imperial Series. This first offering is a collaboration with the famed Intelligentsia Coffee Company, utilizing their El Diablo espresso blend. This beer was crated for our June 16th Father’s Day brunch at Lot 213 in L.A. The coffee brings intense coffee house espress aroma - roasty carmel, toffee, molasses and fresh ground coffee notes. The flavor melds well with the big rich character of the stout - complementary roasty flavors, dark baker’s chocolate, and more caramel which pairs well with Parabola’s rich malt and smokey oak bourbon notes. The finish is amazingly smooth and integrated. I’m pretty stoked on the results!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de l’Espion. Cheers vieux! Un liquide étonnamment clair, si je compare sa robe à l’image que je m’en faisais. reflets brus caramels, roux, plutôt claire et présentant une mousse blanc cassée formée de fines bulles de courte vie. Un nez chargé de sucres caramélisés, de de toffee, de chêne vanillé, de chocolat noir et d’un bourbon chaud. Aucune trace de torréfaction, de grains rôtis ni même de café. Je suis très étonné de n’y retrouver aucun café alors que cette bouteille du millésime 2015 est encore bien fraîche et d’actualité. Ma bouche confirme ce que mes narines ont préalablement pressenti: le café est très timide et ne se manifeste qu’en finale présentant une pointe d’amertume encore bien discrète, mais rien de plus. Le reste n’est qu’un amalgame parfaitement balancé de mélasse, de caramel, de toffee et de bois vanillé. Effervescence faible, buvabilité grande, je retrouve peu de caractéristiques de stout dans cette bière qui me rappelle plutôt le style strong ale qu’impérial stout. Il n’en demeure pas moins que cette bière est un véritable délice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Barrel bouquet. Big smooth whiskey notes give way to bitter coffee, dark roasted malts, vanilla, oak, and caramel highlights. A bit thinner in the body, good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1258) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
650 mL bottle. Black with a small khaki head. Smells of sweet chocolate. Big bourbon aroma. Coffee isn’t as strong as I had thought. Tastes has more coffee up front. Very sweet chocolate. Oak, bourbon, and vanilla in the finish. Heavy and sweet. I expected more, but it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Pour is black with a medium tan head. Flavor and aroma of dark roasted coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, sweet bourbon, and espresso. Finish is very boozy compared to the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1300) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is big on coffee and bourbon. The taste has a big coffee taste with bourbon. Reminds me of bcbcs. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Michael (misterburd), you rule for getting me this one. This is definitely built off of Parabola, and while it’s got that thick, chewy body and boozy chocolate flavor, it also has its own nuances from the coffee additions. It takes an already great beer and makes it different and possibly even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours black with a tan head (that has some dark brown spots). Smells of bourbon, molasses, oak, chocolate, with a roast that lingers around the nose. Taste is sweet chocolate, molasses, oak, a bit of coffee, with a warm bourbon finish. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with low carbonation. Overall: its good of course, but it lacks coffee. I guess it has already faded. Im gonna seeks this one when ever it comes out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, alcohol and slight coffee. Malty and boozy flavor with chocolate and coffee before a boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2016
On draught at Brouwer’s Cafe during "6 Degrees of Inebriation" on 04/09/2016. Brown black color with some ruby around the edges. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted coffee, malt and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of roast coffee and malt, oaky bourbon and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a bourbon-infused mocha aftertaste. Really good all around.

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