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RATINGS: 1067   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From bottle, 2010 vintage, so it’s about 6 years old. Black pour, tan head. This beer has all the bold bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit aromas and flavors that could be hoped for. This beer is huge. Sweet. Rich. So good. Full mouthfeel. It’s all that the hype has says it is. Deserving of its reputation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours pitch black with a thin tan head and decent lacing. The aroma is bourbon barrel, toasted coconut, coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is rich and complex with bourbon barrel leading the way. I definitely feel the alcohol and it stops just short of being boozy. I get rich, dark chocolate and even some coffee. The sweetness from the chocolate and bourbon is balanced by roast, licorice, and slight notes of ash and roast. Dark fruits like fig, raisin, and maybe some cherry linger in the background adding complexity. Mouth feel is thick without being chewy with light/medium carbonation. Maybe the best barrel aged imperial stout I’ve ever had. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark caramel brown pour. Sweet boozy caramel aroma. Taste is really well balanced between sweet and booze. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (890) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2016
2015 vintage. Big flavors and aromas of coffee and a ton of chocolate, mixed in with a smooth mouthfeel, oaky dryness, and a lot of hot booze. This is phenomenal stuff, although I’d imagine another year or two would only help.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2139) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Barrels. Quite dry. Tasted side by side 2012 and 2013. Tasted at tims moby dicks share. Thx ibrew2or3 for the trade and tony b.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Very dark brown pour, small tan head. Fantastic maple syrup aroma. Flavor of Chocolate, bourbon, and maple syrup. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1414) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2013. Aroma is roasted malt, booze, barrel, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, pretty good. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured relatively thin. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, barrel, booze, coffee, still quite hot. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, medium carbonation, lots of sweet and roasted malt in the aftertaste. Overall, a little disappointing for the hype but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
(Bottled, 2011 vintage, 12.5%, thanks 50belair!) Very dark brown color, small brown head. Lots of tar, roasted malt, herbs and some licorice in the nose. Intensely malty flavor with ripe fruit, saltiness, roasted coffee, alcohol warmth and some sting from it, long aftertaste. Very full body, liquourish palate with low CO2. Slightly too roasty and whisky-like for my taste. A slow dessert sipper for whisky fans.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pepinis (98) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016
Mi primera aproximación a Firestone y hecho a lo grande. Parabola 2014 pasa a ser una de mis Imperial Stout preferidas. Se que a ratebeer no le gustará pero sobran las palabras.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and coffee. Flavor was complex and very balanced with bourbon, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and molasses. Oily slick texture, full body, soft carbonation.

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