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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Black pour. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt, and a bit of coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2136) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Wyatt! Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitter. Well balanced. Good Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Komet (6) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
I'm not well versed in the art of beer reviews so I'm not going to make up a bunch of stuff. I will say that it is a hearty beer that does not go too strong on the bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Victor: Vintage 2011: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roast, chocolate, wood, forest spices. Flavours of chocolate, marshmellow, marzipan, bourbon, roast, light alcohol burn, dark chocolate, bitter, mocha, some wood, some vanilla, some clay. Aftertaste of dark chocolate, mocha, roast, some bourbon and wood notes. Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a light sticky texture. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
On tap. Pour is close to black with a very thin white head. Aroma and flavor of dark chocolate, peat, oak, tobacco, and herbal hops. Finish is slightly bitter with the booze coming through. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (364) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2014 vinatge, bottle. Pours a pitch black, fairly opaque with a nice bubbly mocha colored head that breaks into a nice ring around the glass with some spotty lacing. Nose is loaded with bourbon, wet oak, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is silky smooth with the chocolate and coffee dancing around the palate early before moving into a bittering tobacco/dark chocolate/char notes. The coffee lingers into the vanilla, oak and the bourbon finishes them all off nicely! Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zwiebel88 (634) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Dunkelbraun bis schwarz. In der Nase intensiv ohne Ende. Vanille, Eiche, Bourbon, Karamell, Schokolade, geröstete Kokosnuss, dunkler Zucksr. Am Gaumen wärmend, Vanille, Bourbon, Röstmalz, gegen Ende Bitterschoko und Kaffee, leicht herb leicht alkoholisch. Unfassbar cremig und angenehm. Boom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Dark brown, near black. Roasty make aroma, some barrel and light coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate, bitter hops and some oak, vanilla and booze. Nothing g to complain about here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2014
660ml bottle - thanks VastActiv and the rest of the Hel crowd!
Black with reddish glints, small tan head. Sticky roasty aroma, ooooh - crazy sweet. Taste is just stupidly sweet. Some vanilla is nice. But apart from that all I’m getting is sweetness, sugar, sweet stuff, sugary stuff, and sweetness. Predictably sticky palate. Almost undrinkable due to its absurd sugariness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4070) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2014
660ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Clear very dark brown color. Medium size, brownish head, stays. Sweet, caramel, malty notes in aroma. Caramel, toffee, malty, sweet notes in taste. Alcohol is there, but not disturbing. Sweet malty aftertaste. Nice one!

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