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RATINGS: 914   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #20. ]

Clear dark black brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, dark chocolate, coffee, wood, cask wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, alcohol burn finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100821]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #20. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and slight roasted. Sweet malty, boozy and caramelish. Subdued chocolate. Dark roasted malt. Bitter, dark malty and roasted finish. Lingering dark malty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
Draft. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, alcohol, roasted malt, fruits, prunes, and chocolate. The flavor is powerful with notes of prunes, over ripe fruits, alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate, leading to adry roasted finish, where the alcohol tickles the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours pitch black with a creamy light brown head. Hard roasted malts and smooth Bourbon in the nose, but not overly sweet or hot. Solid body, sweet hard roasted malts and vanilla but again - not excessively sweet. Warming alcohol in the finish. Very balanced. 210810

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #20 at Papsøs blindtasting. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice with notes of hops and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Bottled (thanks mjs!). Pitch black colourr, small brown head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, some alcohol, mild sweet malts, vanilla and some dark dry fruityness. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, wood, mild roasted notes, liquorice and some black chocolate. Rather pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Black, beige head. Aroma of asphalt and licorice . Dry up front, full bodied with clean mouthfeel. Lots of licorice, heavily salty. Welcoming and flavourful, with plenty of bitter cocoa and some alcohol heat. Some oak and vanilla. Inky bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16702) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
23rd September 2010. Bottle shared with Mes&Sim.
Opaque black beer - thick oaty brown head. Chocolate oak nose. Soft silky palate, dry. Slightly woody unsweet chocolate and a little minerals. Subtle coffee and a whisper of dark fruits. Bourbon was there but not aggressive. Finishes dry and woody. Pretty sumptuous!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14581) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Marhun, Darmstadt; 13% ABV, vintage 2011
Black color, with small brownish head. Very nice aroma of chocolate, rice, roasted malt, soy sauce and chinese food, medium Bourbon vanilla, leather; some alcohol later; after some time, it reaches greatness.
Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; the chocolate flavor is intense, there is some roasted malt, tobacco, Bourbon vanilla, traces of soy sauce, and an ending alcohol warmth; it has a pleasant degree of sweetness.
A big-ass beer.


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