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RATINGS: 1039   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (756) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2015
High pitch, sweet bourbon aroma. Chocolate. Roast. Taste is strong bourbon, cream and roast. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1379) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Erik-P lors du CanBIF Fall 2015, Thanks Erik! Couleur brun très foncé presque opaque, mousse moka foncée aérienne et fugace. Arôme boisé, malt torréfié, alcool, chocolat, Bourbon. Goût de malt torréfié, chocolat noir, alcool présent mais en même temps bien camouflé (aussi étrange que cela puisse paraître), boisé, café, touche de caramel, chaleur d’alcool en fin de bouche. Carbonatation faible, corps dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (728) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Poured a deep dark black with a small sudsy khaki head. Aromas of baking chocolate, leather, huge bourbon presence, wood, and roast. Flavor was bourbon heavy up front, bitter chocolate, leather, light tobacco, charred wood. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, alcohol burn to finish. Very big beer and a sipper here.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ciocanelu (838) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 1, 2015
Oily, black pour with creamy, brown head. Aroma has dark malts, bourbon, caramel and butterscotch. Taste follows with the same notes, slightly sweet but not cloying. Big barrel notes with vanilla and toasted coconut. Heavy body with creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is really well hidden. Had multiple vintages of this beer and all of them have been fantastic. This is probably the most consistently well made barrel aged imperial stout on the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (486) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle (22oz $17): Black with small tan head. Great stout. Some bitter swwet chocolate taste with some warming with a little bitterness in the end. Not terribly complex. but very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sawbuck (588) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Nice aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Some raisin also. Ebony, black with razor tan head. Sweet up front. Bourbon, charcoal, bitter chocolate, some plum. Bitterness is light, alcohol burn is nice on finish. SMOOTH!!!!!!! Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap at tap takeover at blue palms, LA. Super rich imperial stout, the roast is overtaken by the rich sweetness and alcohol. Bourbon barrel is very prominent, bourbon strong. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsadich (26) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Color is perfect dark. The smell is raisin and alcohol, mellows in smell to chocolate as it warms up. A sweet initial taste then a slight booze with raisin middle that dissipates quickly with a following by a great coco/chocolate. Nice subtle finish. It’s top contender. I prefer abraxas, prarie BOMB, KBS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2015
On draught at Rattle 'n Hum. Pours a pitch black with a small tanned head. Solid lacing. Nose is dominated by milk chocolate. It smells like choc milk. Taste is pure choc milk with powdered chocolate and espresso. Really fucking smooth. 14% abv not evident. Sensational beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (341) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours black with a small brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: rich complex dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak barrel char, roasty, floral, alcohol, earthy, toffee, vanilla, raisin, coffee, banana liqueur, slight chili pepper, cinnamon, dates, brown sugar, molasses, herbal hops, bourbon, caramel and light peppercorn. TASTE: rich dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak barrel char, roasty, alcohol, earthy, toffee, coffee, vanilla, raisin, dates, brown sugar, banana liqueur, floral, light chili pepper, cinnamon, molasses, hop spice, bourbon, caramel, dark stone fruit and light peppercorn. AFTER TASTE: bourbon, chocolate, rich malt and spices with a smooth medium rich finish.

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