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RATINGS: 1064   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a strong vanilla roast and chocolate. Smooth finish hiding alcohol very well. Easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. An impressive Imperial stout from Firestone.

3.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bebum (764) - USA - AUG 24, 2012
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (898) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Pour black, with a small and quickly diminishing mocha-brown head. Aroma is very complex, and a whole lot is going on here. Chocolate, coffee, brownie dough, vanilla, sweet licorice, roasted malts, dates, figs, raisins, bourbon, wood, toffee, caramel, slight tobacco. The bourbon really does its thing here. Present, but not too dominating. Quite delicious. Taste is a little sweet, with a nice roasted and bitter aftertaste. Very balanced. Semi-full bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation. Very subtle heat in the throat. Thanks to Tom for sending me this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
at RBBSG thx to whoever(thirstybird?) for sharing !!

Head: espresso , medium
Colour: black
Smell: Mocha, quite roasted, malts, coffee, chocolate, bitter , booze
Taste: wow ! taste is semi sweet with nice dark fruity notes , chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, some vanilla / Bourbon , bit boozey, dry earthy end , sweet after, now this is what i call a nice Impy !!!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- Poured black, one finger light brown/ sugar cane colored head. Decent retention. Little bit of spotty lacing, visible alcohol legs and bits of spotty lacing. S-- Sugar. Lots of sugar. Very little barrel notes, what was there was faint and short lived. Vanilla and coconut were faint and fleeting. More coffee and roasted malts mixed with lots of sugar. T-- Sweet dairy milk, sugar, more sugar. Somewhat thick and smooth. M-- Feel and carbonation are perfect. Good body. Sugar is much more toned down in the feel and more about chocolate and malts. Have to note had BA Yeti before having this and the barrel notes in BA Yeti were much more obvious in every respect. O-- Decent sweet beer. was it really aged in a barrel?? That was my biggest question. Bottle says so, so I have to concur. Really disappointed but as a straight RIS it was OK.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Black with small tan head some lacing... Huge coconut aroma, toasty roasty, big warming body, flavorful, Lively, vanilla, oaky, some vanilla, some chocolate... Lightly dry bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 2012 bottle. Pours a murky back with a small ring around the edge of the glass for the head. Beautiful bourbon aroma complemented by a bit of burnt dates. The taste mixes together into a great blend of bourbon (but not too boozy like some many other barrel-aged stouts), toast and a lovely slight cherry finish, which I have not detected in previous vintages. Medium body with a great finish that slowly fades into blissful oblivion. Easily one of my favorite stouts.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
from notes: extremely well balanced while still being bold. love the smokey and bourbon-y flavor. dark malts dominate, the smoke and bourbon show up in the finish. finishes a little hot but it’s welcomed, makes it fun, makes you know you’re drinking something that’s special. superb in every way, delicious, balanced, complex. the price tag is a little high but this is one where i felt like i got every penny’s worth and i’d pay it again in a heartbeat.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
Highly complex with a fantastic evolution of flavor. Pours clean and leaves great lacing. As of today this is the greatest beer I have every tried.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG. Hey! It’s my 3000th rating, yeah! Pitch black color, small light brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, some coffee, some moccha, some alcohol. Taste roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, slightly hops and bitter, bourbon notes, moccha and chocolate. Full body, full carbo.


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