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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Black with small tan head some lacing... Huge coconut aroma, toasty roasty, big warming body, flavorful, Lively, vanilla, oaky, some vanilla, some chocolate... Lightly dry bitter finish.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (3768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Fantastic beer. Drank it side by side with BCBS and could hardly tell a difference. Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Full whiskey, vanilla, coconut, chocolate and cocoa flavor. Outstanding beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
this one tastes identical to bourbon county brand stout. so much we did a side by side and there is almost no difference. strong notes of roasted coffee, chocaolate, and bourbon. super smooth and soft on the pallette. top 5 stout anyday.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mstrcrwly (590) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at BBD’s..poured into a snifter..jet black thin tan head..aroma of bourbon,coffee,chocolate,oak,molasses..tastes of bourbon,vanilla,oak, chocolate,licorice..top notch.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxifunk777 (19) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Finally a beer that lived up to the hype! This was truly worth the hassle of obtaining. Taste mouthful is world class. Creamy burbon explosion describes it best.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours jet black with very little head retention and no lacing. Smells of caramel and butterscotch. A very good beer. Tastes like butterscotch and you can really taste the bourbon in this. Love it!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwalking05 (4147) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
On tap at WOB in Arlington, TX. Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of prune, dried berries, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, cocoa, toffee, and notes of marzipan, rum cake, and coconut. Taste is of chocolate chip cookies, cola, prune, molasses, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, booze, and spiced cake.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (368) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@blue cbc 2015 alcohol, caramell, vanilla, extremly sweet, light bitter, not that balanced

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and cocoa. Flavor is the same plus dark fruit and licorice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
faust7 (2) - - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
Poured that deep black color, and I could catch that hint of oatmeal with smell, but was pretty subtle. Was not as creamy and smooth as I expected but still extraordinary

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
X (81) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Oh why, mess around-- I love this beer and have for years. It is everything a big impy stout should be...viscous, balanced flavors (of anise, cocoa, coffee, and molasses), semi-sweet, and just plain unflawed. love it.


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