haukur (1019) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at CBC. Boozy aroma with huge cocoa and fruit notes. There are strong notes of wood here, some molasses. Bourbon is there but extremly toned. Extremely balanced and an awesome beer
rickyleepotts (63) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I havenít had Parabola before, and Iíve heard good things about the barrels. However, this year they used Four Roses barrels. Itís a good imperial stout, but itís nothing to write home about. Oh, and several places wonít even sell it yet. If you like big boozy stouts, grab a bottle of this. VERY limited, too.
markdoswald (8) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best imperialís out there! Black as night with a lasting head. Strong aroma with astringent hops. A truly unique beer with many great qualities. Share with a friend as the ABV is high and will sneak up on you.
kraddel (917) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared with bart vanpucke
pours very dark brown, very fast fading white foam. smell is very nice, balanced, sweet, soft carbo. very balanced, nice roasted malts, chcolate, coffee, bitter, not too much bourbon, so realy nice !
erickok (2371) - Tours, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, no head. Dark chocolate, figs, forest hops, but mostly dark chocolate. Beautiful body. Powerful flavours, bit boozy but never too much. Very tasty. (ZeeBra)
sic1314 (1050) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, dark berry fruit and dark chocolate with some lit cigar. Full. creamy body, flavour of the aroma, some wooden notes in the background. Dry, bitter end.
Thisis12ptfont (646) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aromas of cocoa nibs, oak and wood. Pure black with beautiful lacing. Incredibly smooth with delicious flavors of chocolate, toffee, burnt sugar and dates upfront. Finish brings hinted booze, coffee beans, strong oak, wood and molasses to the palate. Overall, this is a strong beer yet it is remarkably smooth and drinkable. Complexity is off the charts and balance is perfect. An incredible Imperial Stout. Iíd give this an A+ rating.
AZBennett (112) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release #004, Pours thick and nearly black with a tiny lip of tan foam that fades nicely. Aromas are toffee, bourbon, caramel, wood, chocolate and licorice. Flavors are amazing in complexity with bourbon and barrel being predominant during the entire experience and notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, clove, all spice, anise, leather and others coming through (to be honest this beer reminds me of my wine drinking days and how a good cab sauv would give off tons of different flavors). Mouthfeel is silky and rich and thick but not cloying, coats the tongue nicely without overwhelming the palate. Overall, this is still my favorite beer that I have had on multiple occasions, I wish I could drink more of this it is that good!
kermis (2602) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at CBC. Pours almost black with a ring beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood, light coffee and molasses. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Simply amazing!
ansalon (248) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, molasses. Mouth is vanilla, cacao beans, espresso, walnuts, muscovado sugar, leather and hints of tobacco. Absolutely stunning!!
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