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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours a deep dark brown almost black. Aroma is boozy Roasty chocolate. Flavor much the same...grainy, chocolate, boozy, toffee, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (434) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle (22oz $17): Black with small tan head. Great stout. Some bitter swwet chocolate taste with some warming with a little bitterness in the end. Not terribly complex. but very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sawbuck (507) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Nice aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Some raisin also. Ebony, black with razor tan head. Sweet up front. Bourbon, charcoal, bitter chocolate, some plum. Bitterness is light, alcohol burn is nice on finish. SMOOTH!!!!!!! Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap at tap takeover at blue palms, LA. Super rich imperial stout, the roast is overtaken by the rich sweetness and alcohol. Bourbon barrel is very prominent, bourbon strong. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsadich (23) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Color is perfect dark. The smell is raisin and alcohol, mellows in smell to chocolate as it warms up. A sweet initial taste then a slight booze with raisin middle that dissipates quickly with a following by a great coco/chocolate. Nice subtle finish. It’s top contender. I prefer abraxas, prarie BOMB, KBS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2015
On draught at Rattle 'n Hum. Pours a pitch black with a small tanned head. Solid lacing. Nose is dominated by milk chocolate. It smells like choc milk. Taste is pure choc milk with powdered chocolate and espresso. Really fucking smooth. 14% abv not evident. Sensational beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours black with a small brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: rich complex dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak barrel char, roasty, floral, alcohol, earthy, toffee, vanilla, raisin, coffee, banana liqueur, slight chili pepper, cinnamon, dates, brown sugar, molasses, herbal hops, bourbon, caramel and light peppercorn. TASTE: rich dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak barrel char, roasty, alcohol, earthy, toffee, coffee, vanilla, raisin, dates, brown sugar, banana liqueur, floral, light chili pepper, cinnamon, molasses, hop spice, bourbon, caramel, dark stone fruit and light peppercorn. AFTER TASTE: bourbon, chocolate, rich malt and spices with a smooth medium rich finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2015
22oz bottle have had many times. I love this beer with a year or two on it. Pours out ink black topped with a brown head. Nose is very nice marshmallow fluff roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla and plenty sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness brown sugar molasses marshmallow roast malts chocolate a nice barrel kick. Always very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3424) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
Brown bottle, 650 ml, 2011 vintage, savoured on September 11 2015; eye: liquorice, opaque, thin sheet of brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate, alcohol, slight burnt barley, molasses; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate, alcohol, alcohol warmth, slight pepper, rich, molasses, finale in chocolate with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly sweet, creamy, oily and silky texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, millésime 2011, savourée le 11 septembre 2015; œil : réglisse, opaque, mince couverture de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, chocolat, alcool, très léger orge brûlée, mélasse; bouche : orge torréfiée, chocolat, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, très léger poivre, riche, mélasse, finale en chocolat avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture crémeuse, huileuse et soyeuse; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2015
2012 Bottle, 12.5%abv. Dark brown color with small medium brown head with no lacing and oily legs. Aroma has big wood notes and subtle bourbon, with cocoa and coffee. Flavor is sharp up front, with faint hints of bourbon, a little bitter, with a strong roasted coffee, smoky finish and creamy cocoa aftertaste. Surprised the alcohol is still a bit strong after 3 years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Sous une robe brune-foncée se cache un superbe Stout impérial puissant. Un nez d’une intensité exemplaire avec du chocolat fondu en quantité industrielle, du bourbon, du tabac de Joliette. La bouche a une superbe texture crémeuse, des saveurs riches de chocolat noir, de noix de coco et de bourbon. Une finale sur l’alcool laisse une petite lueur sous les yeux. J’adore. Merci Pat.

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