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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
22oz bottle pours A dark oily black with a tan head. Roasted malts chocolate and bourbon taste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
[Bottle (650ml). Reserve Series No. 001] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, leafy hops, alcohol, chocolate, wood and maple syrup. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, alcohol, wood and brown sugar. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. At least a year old and still pretty boozy, still very good though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle from bier.de, 2014 vintage. Pours clear black with an thin white head. Smells like bourbon and oak and vanilla and chocolate and lots of good stuff. Light to medium carbonation, oily but ever so slightly thin compared to the big oaty beasts of the imperial stout world. Rich dark roast, milk chocolate, caamel, treacle, refined sugar, loads of vanilla and oak char. Sweet and smooth on the palate, slick and oily on the tongue. Finishes long and roasty. Smooth enough to make every sip a pleasure and yet enough heat to remind you that you’re drinking a 13% imperial stout that has enjoyed the benefit of plenty of barrel time. You can probably count the number of BA imperial stouts that are better than this on a single hand.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (120) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2014. A worthy 100th rating. Pours "light" blackwith lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate tobacco vanilla and mild bourbon. taste of chocolate forward followed by light vanilla cocoa powder and tobacco. Thick velvety mouth feel. The flavors are a little harsh at this point, would benefit significantly with age. Overall excellent Imperial Stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
simont1 (365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Aroma of licorice, bourbon, booze, and booze. Super boozy and very light mouthfeel. Feels like a darker barley wine, quite dry, very very light mouthfeel, some vanilla, loaded with coconut, the flavours don’t integrate very well and not very much of a stout, more like a Barley wine with some darker malts, too dry, too light mouthfeel, and probably the booziest beers I’ve had, even though it was 2012 vintage.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchester (32) - - JAN 23, 2015
Cant say enough about the flavors of this one. Chocolate cherries coffee dates cake cigar tobacco its like a drizzle for cheese cake.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
On tap pours jet black with tan head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, chocolate, oak, bourban, tabacco. Flavor is sweet oak bourban, chocolate, coffee.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Emeister84 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, grilled cherry, tobacco, raw cacao, toasted coconut, freshly baked macaroons, subtle vanilla, subtle booze, subtle char. Black, mostly lasting chocolate ice cream-colored head. Dry, deep, super complex, flavor profile mirroring the array of aromatics, earthy, chocolatey, redolent of cooked and dried cherries and berries. Full bodied, quite smooth especially considering the ABV, deep, a sipping beer for sure, possibly the greatest I’ve had to date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Black pour. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt, and a bit of coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1965) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Wyatt! Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitter. Well balanced. Good Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.


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