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RATINGS: 1032   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (531) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. Amazing aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Taste definitely does not disappoint. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, spices, caramel, toffee, coffee. Syrup and clingy mouthfeel. Moderately sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. You do get a little alcohol burn from the high ABV. Overall an amazing imperial stout. Definitely one of the best I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Fantastic beer. Drank it side by side with BCBS and could hardly tell a difference. Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Full whiskey, vanilla, coconut, chocolate and cocoa flavor. Outstanding beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
this one tastes identical to bourbon county brand stout. so much we did a side by side and there is almost no difference. strong notes of roasted coffee, chocaolate, and bourbon. super smooth and soft on the pallette. top 5 stout anyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2016 On tap at BBD’s..poured into a snifter..jet black thin tan head..aroma of bourbon,coffee,chocolate,oak,molasses..tastes of bourbon,vanilla,oak, chocolate,licorice..top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxifunk777 (27) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Finally a beer that lived up to the hype! This was truly worth the hassle of obtaining. Taste mouthful is world class. Creamy burbon explosion describes it best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours jet black with very little head retention and no lacing. Smells of caramel and butterscotch. A very good beer. Tastes like butterscotch and you can really taste the bourbon in this. Love it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwalking05 (4446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
On tap at WOB in Arlington, TX. Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of prune, dried berries, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, cocoa, toffee, and notes of marzipan, rum cake, and coconut. Taste is of chocolate chip cookies, cola, prune, molasses, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, booze, and spiced cake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@blue cbc 2015 alcohol, caramell, vanilla, extremly sweet, light bitter, not that balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (403) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and cocoa. Flavor is the same plus dark fruit and licorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
faust7 (4) - - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
Poured that deep black color, and I could catch that hint of oatmeal with smell, but was pretty subtle. Was not as creamy and smooth as I expected but still extraordinary

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