RATINGS: 1233   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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3.7
trapped (6147) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 20, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2020 Draught @ Saint Elias, Bushwick (3/4/20). 2020 edition. Opaque dark brown with small foamy beige-teak head, woodsy dark chocolate-bourbon aroma, low carbonation, medium bitter woodsy mocha bourbon taste with strong alcohol undertones, smooth thin body, long finish with alcohol aftertaste. Alcohol escapes, but otherwise great!

3.8
tfontana (2764) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2020 Bottle (2019 vintage) from The City, Seabrook. Appearance is almost opaque dark brown (deep mahogany with light source directly behind) with nice sparkle, thin cap of ephemeral fizzy light brown head and no lacing. Aroma is strong earthy, peaty, woody roasted malts (bordering on smoky); very mild vanilla. Taste is strong dark fruit, bourbon, earthy, peaty roasted malt, milder late molasses and hint of anise. Mouthfeel is full bodied with thick texture, soft carbonation, strong alcohol warmth and finish as taste with lingering earthy bitterness. Overall, given the legend of this, frankly I expected more. Did I age it too long? Bourbon was muted in taste and basically absent in aroma; I wasn't digging the 'charred oak flavor' and more bitter than I like (and would expect as typical for the style). Meh.

3.8
Nordcore (2606) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2020 Black with a minimal light brown head. Aroma of wooden barrels, dark fruits and sweet malts. Sweet with a warm wooden barrels and some dried fruit end. Vintage 2018

4.6
Patrik (1823) - Amarillo City, - JUL 4, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2020 Flarra Djursvik på stor ölprivning med PQ och MS. Ölen doftar härligt av bourbon och russin . Smakar åhhhh sjukt gott av bourbon och russin . Perfekt krämig kolsyra . jävligt god

4.1
juiceisloose (3029) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2020 22 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black in color and topped by a small tan layer of foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma is nice showing notes of rich, dark chocolate, toffee, tobacco, and a touch of dark fruit over a dark roasted malt base with further notes of bourbon and oak laden vanilla. The flavor follows with the rich, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, bourbon, and vanilla up front to go with the roasted malts, old oak, and a firm roasty bitterness on the back end to balance things out. Very rich with loads of dark chocolate, bourbon, and a touch of smoke. Full bodied and slick on the palate with soft carbonation that leads to a bitter sweet dark chocolate, bourbon oak, and vanilla on the finish with lingering warmth from the alcohol. A true old school style non-adjunct stout with great depth and barrel character. Really nice sipping beer here.

4.5
ChrisOfstad (4040) - Hamar, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2020 0,3 litre Bottle from Systembolaget Charlottenberg. Almost Black with little head. Roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, Chocolate, bourbon, sweetness, leather,

4.1
ZacM612 (1206) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2020 From bottle (2020). Opaque with thin beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and bourbon. Sweet, hints of vanilla with a cocoa finish.

4.2
fiery1 (3689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2020 355ml bottle @ Kelly's cabin. 2018 Vintage. Pours an opaque black shade with a small brown head. Nose is roasted malt, burnt sugar, gentle dark chocolate, and light bourbon. Flavour is rich roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits, and a smooth bourbon character. Medium bodied, good carbonation, and a moderate sweetness with a balanced abv smoothness.

4.1
lavaaaron (1604) - - FEB 23, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2020 Bottle pour, very thick and dark like tar. Strong bourbon and vanilla aroma. Very full bodied, very strong dark chocolate, lots of tar and charred wood notes, some bitterness left behind from the roasted malts. Very intense and heavy.

4.3
mcdav2154 (481) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2020 Bottle 2020. Parabola vintage. Aroma of bakers chocolate and bread. A bit of soy sauce too. Dark black with tan head. Flavor on the front is velvet cocoa sweet and molasses with a coffee bitter bread end. Fantastic balance and smooth mouthfeel. Great beer. Alcohol is not overpowering but definitely there.


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