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RATINGS: 905   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 —the Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (267) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Amazing blend of flavors when it gets to you palette even with the aroma that is a sweet chocolate. The abs is not too well hidden but everything else makes up for it. Sipped this puppy and if a desert person this will pair very well. can see why this has great ratings

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (929) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Sean and wob cap hill. Aroma is aged oak and vanilla, with sweet pipe tabacco. Opaque black, almost no head. Bourbon barrel flavor is intense yet mellow. Oaky, vanilla, chocolate, spicy cinnamon, and alcohol. Finish is tingly sweet spiced and lingers deep vanilla and bourbon. Overall sneaky strong, super sip able, bourbon barrel roasted stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigbish (511) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
This is by far one of the best stouts I have ever tried. Bourbon up front, lots of toasted notes with carmel and dark fruits. What an amazing beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2014 Parabola AROMA: Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, booze, tobacco, slight coffee, slight caramel, smells amazing! APPEARANCE: Pitch black, leaves a small espresso like head on a heavy pour, exactly how a stout should look like! TASTE: Follows the nose exactly, the booze is minimal in the taste, it’s just enough to get it some warmth and lively character PALATE: Thick, oily, slightly syrupy, and creamy OVERALL: Fantastic stout, one of the best and especially for the price!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (931) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Jet black pour with a tan head. Aromas of bourbon barrels, pipe tobacco, cocoa, and dark fruit. Flavor is big dark chocolate with notes of molasses and anise. Very complex. Finish is rich and robust with slight warming from the abv. Delicious brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (185) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a very dark black, no head. Aroma is really special. Vanilla, sweet bourbon, oak, a strong woodiness, chocolate, dark fruits, tobacco?, some caramel... Taste is bourbon up front, vanilla, sweet chocolate, raisin, coffee... Just wonderfully complex. It’s really sweet. Full body, dry finish, great stout. Looking forward to seeing how this ages.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1713) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black colour with brown head. Dark malty, almost more sweet than roasted in this sample, some choc, dark fruity, wooden boozy notes, pretty decent (D12)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 1st Session. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of bourbon, wood, coconut, malt and chocolate, flavor of coconut, malt, wood, chocolate and alcohol, medium to full bodied. nice

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigtreebrewing (5) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
Poured jet black with little to no head. Lots of oak and bourbon on the nose. Not very hot for 14%. Choc and bourbon on the tongue. Lingering vanilla and brown sugar after taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
what a wonderful beer. had at the brewery on tap and out of the bottle. has a dark fruit and bourbon nose to it,very complex and enjoyable. when i saw the abv imagined it would hard to hide the alcohol but they did it. the taste is similar to the nose but add in the barrel flavor and this beer becomes one of the best beers i have had


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