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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, really looked foreward to trying this

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (938) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
At CBC. Black colour with tan head. Wood, roasted aroma. Wood, sweet, vanilla, roasyed and chocolate taste. Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Nice mix, balances well between dark chocolate roast and barrel. Chocolate a little on sweet side. Barrel evident but not totally overpowering. Some smoke, light coffee. Pours black with decent head and lacing. Tap at Churchkey tap takeover.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (785) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet with licorice, tar, molasses and some roasted malts. Taste has roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, alcohol and a medium bitter finish. Full body, soft carbo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1985) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Tasty and solid imperial stout, just how I like ’em. Dark roasted malt and with an oaky touch.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lokisweapon (2) - Edwardsville, - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Pours dark deep brown with a slightly frothy tan head. Nose picks up a strong plum and fig with a little rum undertone. Taste is a rich bouquet of rye and bourbon. It is a heavy beer at 13% yet there was only a slight alcohol taste but it doesn’t detract from the experience in the least. i took a point off of the palate because it was a little oily in the mouth feel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (1336) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a tan bubbling head. Smells rye, bourbon. Tastes bit spicey, bourbon, vanilla, roasted. Low carbo, medium body and a oily texture.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (1062) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Zwarte kleur met een goede lichtbruine kleur kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème en gebrand. Smaakt vol, vanille, gebrand en koffie. Iets creamy. Goede bittere en zware nasmaak.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (991) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
22 ounce bottle (2014, 14% ABV) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours jet black with half a finger of tan head, more of a ring. Fades to a super thin ring around the glass. Aromas of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, milk chocolate. Really fantastic aroma. Tasting notes of bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, a bit of coconut, subtle dark fruit, roast, oak. Full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Thick oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Definitely one of my favorite bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts.

Also popped my year old 2013 vintage (13% ABV) on 5/2/2014. More dark fruit, roast, licorice. Bourbon is subdued. Prefer this fresh.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (258) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Pours transparent reddish brown. Lovely thick light Brown head. Aroma has lots of licorice, chocolate and Grown ups candy. Really delicious and exclusive. Complex barrel notes, licorice, perfect roast. Extremely good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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