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RATINGS: 1032   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
markdoswald (11) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
One of the best imperial’s 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1572) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Very dark brown pour, small tan head. Fantastic maple syrup aroma. Flavor of Chocolate, bourbon, and maple syrup. Amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2013. Aroma is roasted malt, booze, barrel, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, pretty good. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured relatively thin. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, barrel, booze, coffee, still quite hot. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, medium carbonation, lots of sweet and roasted malt in the aftertaste. Overall, a little disappointing for the hype but still good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
(Bottled, 2011 vintage, 12.5%, thanks 50belair!) Very dark brown color, small brown head. Lots of tar, roasted malt, herbs and some licorice in the nose. Intensely malty flavor with ripe fruit, saltiness, roasted coffee, alcohol warmth and some sting from it, long aftertaste. Very full body, liquourish palate with low CO2. Slightly too roasty and whisky-like for my taste. A slow dessert sipper for whisky fans.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pepinis (92) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016
Mi primera aproximación a Firestone y hecho a lo grande. Parabola 2014 pasa a ser una de mis Imperial Stout preferidas. Se que a ratebeer no le gustará pero sobran las palabras.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and coffee. Flavor was complex and very balanced with bourbon, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and molasses. Oily slick texture, full body, soft carbonation.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mariuspoenari (428) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2016 Very dark ruby pour, with a tan head with good retention. Rich smell of bourbon, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark cherries, roasted malts and vanilla. Very well balanced taste, with notes of bourbon that do not overwhelm, followed by dark cherries, milk chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Silky smooth texture and a very well balanced taste, not too sweet, not too bitter and not too boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle shared with MF666. Dark brown close to black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, vanilla and caramel in the nose. Flavour has syrup, vanilla, chocolate, wood. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, heavy sweet. Soft. Dry finish. Big beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Oily black pour with a small tan head. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, honey, malty sweet, light syrup, molasses, chocolate and some light savory notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1110) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with no real head. Nose is bourbon, oak and dark chocolate. Taste adds some anise. Great.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (619) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
2015 Release L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a tiny,quickly dissipating head S: -chocolate,vanilla,coconut,bourbon,molas chocolate,bourbonvanilla,syrup,molasses,caramel,to and dry finish F: -low to medium carbonation -medium to full body -boozy O: An absolute flavour Bomb.


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