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RATINGS: 907   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (954) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours pitch black with a tight tan head and laces slightly. Bold massive nose, dark fruits, figs, brown sugar, alcohol. Mind blowingly great mouth feel, sweet, warm, coats the mouth in total. Great flavors and massive long loving finish. Amazing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2014
Out of the bottle at Bangers in Austin, TX -- I drank this, but cannot effectively rate this due to the fact that after the first two sips/gulps I don’t remember anything (due to Parabola’s inherent high ABV or my dehydrated, "I’m okay" state). Would like to try again but for what I can remember this was an impressive beer, including but despite it’s price tag.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2014
A - 4/5 - dark brown/black beer w a mocha head that fades quick due to the abv. Looks like motor oil. S/aroma - 10/10 - bourbon, oak, smoke, dark chocolate, espresso Taste - 10/10 - super smooth, chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon, smokiness, roasted malts, nice barrel flavors, caramel. Coconut. Palate - 5/5- super thick, alc covered, aftertaste - coffee, bourbon, roasted malts, smoke, oak/bourbon barrels. O - 19/20 - the best BA imperial stout I’ve had. Supposedly the best of the batches so far. I don’t have a basis for comparison but I’d believe it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
2011 bottle at tap n handle. Pours a deep brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, molasses, chocolate, tobacco. Flavor is dark fruits, spices, bourbon, wood. Pretty boozy as well. Huge flavorful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
4/20/2014 in fort Collins. Weed was legalized this year and for 420 I came put after eating some weed cookies and to cap off a day of drinking I found a parabola 2011 in bottle. Bought. Gets better with every sip. Nose is Bourbon and chocolate and booze. Mouth feel is smooth. Chocolate coffee taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Jet black hue with light brown creamy head that lingered. Aroma is huge with essences of roasted malt, caramel, plums, oak, cherries, chocolate, leather. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice astringent following and smooth ethanol heat throughout the finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
2013 bottle pours black with low tan head. Aroma is rich roast and bourbon chocolate, taste is similar with a great smooth roast and bourbon finish, no alcohol heat

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
2012 bottle. Roasty coffe nose, mile soy sauce. I need to get a fresh bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1993) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
2012 Bottling. Aroma: Boozy, Licorice, Bourbon Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Licorice, Boozy, Smoked Dark Malts Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mildly Boozy


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