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RATINGS: 935   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 óthe Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bomber. Pours opaque coffee with thin tan head. Smells of molasses, maple, and alcohol. Drinks with a moderate alcoholic bite and mild lingering bitterness. Full bodied. Tastes of molasses, wood, maple vanilla bourbon, coffee and toffee. Complex. Finishes with a warming sensation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1333) - RÝros, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2552) - 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 iím 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 didnít like the way this smelled, and while the taste was much better and itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (277) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap rock chocolate and coffee taste with high alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (208) - 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.

   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,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (320) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, really looked foreward to trying this

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (1113) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
At CBC. Black colour with tan head. Wood, roasted aroma. Wood, sweet, vanilla, roasyed and chocolate taste. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4322) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (914) - 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.

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