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RATINGS: 914   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1232) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Black with light brown head - Sweet malt aroma - A very good sweet malt body with some coffee and licorice - Lasting sweet malt finish - This was extremely good

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2532) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours dark black with a small tan head. Smell is not super appealing to me and is very soy sauce like with dark fruit, figgy, aromas next followed to a lesser extent with some vanilla and some bourbon, but i’m not getting any roasted malt or coffee or tobacco or charred oak whatsoever which were the exact things I like in BA Imperial Stouts. Taste is dark chocolate, slight bourbon and a faint amount of alcohol peeks through. Sweeter side of imperial stouts, but still balanced enough. Oily mouthfeel with soft but lightly prickly carbonation. I really didn’t like the way this smelled, and while the taste was much better and it’s a very nicely made beer, overall it just does not justify the price to me at $20 a bottle here, and there are others I prefer as far as Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts go.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap rock chocolate and coffee taste with high alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (105) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Tap cbc14. Pours dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is a lot of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasty and some alcohol. Taste is sweet and fresh. Plums and dates. Dark chocolate. Finish is dry bitter and roasty mouthfeel. Nice job.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2014
chocolate, brown, clear, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full body, lively,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (271) - - 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 (991) - 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 (3902) - 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 (836) - 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 (2149) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Tasty and solid imperial stout, just how I like ’em. Dark roasted malt and with an oaky touch.


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