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RATINGS: 1086   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Huge beer. Pours almost black with a medium head. It pours with a thicknessin to the glass. The nose is big with alcohol and a sweetness that is hard to describe. There is also some vanilla. The taste is great. Again the beer has a uniqueness that probably comes from the barrel aging. Almost a cough drop taste. Chocolate and some licorice also are blended in. Long finish, Im glad i have 3 bottles left. Re-tasted on 9/5/12 - The beer has changed since my last taste. This one almost had a Mounds candy bar taste, like it was melted into the glass. I really enjoyed it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1954) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2017
2013 bottle. Poured into a snifter. Warmed a bit for a while. Jet black with a thin tan head.Sweet boozy aromas. Flavor is rich malty and sweet with boozy oak, vanilla and bourbon. Oily texture. Notes of chocolate, coffee, prune and raisin. Herbal bitterness at the end with a long bittersweet finish with some burn.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (1334) - Bled/SF, - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 Bottle vintage 2016: 13.1%abv. Pours oily black, opaque, with foamy brown head, which trNsform itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma: roasted grain, malts, molasses, dried fruit esters, vanillin, oak, tobacco, wood, sherry-like bour on notes. Flavor is very similar to aroma: intense note of roasted grain, toasted toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, cacao nibs like malt flavors, supported with notes of tobacco, dried fruits esters vanillin, tobacco, oak, sherry-like bourbon alcohol warmth. Finish is dry. Body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation low. Big, complex imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1417) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Thanks to jackl for this via trade. Opaque dark body with a lasting ring colored off white. Aromas of dark fruit, fig, oak, bourbon, smoke, tobacco, and caramel. Deep and rich in flavor. Not too bourbon forward. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4902) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2017
On tap at CBBs Imperial Beer Event. Deep black with a very thick light beige head. Big sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma. The taste is molasses, chocolate and bourbon. Delicious but simpler in profile than expected.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrjez (563) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2017
Tap at Craft Beer Base. A near black pour, dark olive brown with beige head, good sticky lacing. Bourbon forward aroma, dark chocolate but occasional milk chocolate flourishes. Rich smooth flavour, dark almost burnt malt, chocolate, anise, big whiskey barrel note. So smooth and full in feel, very warming, low carbonation. I was able to down three glasses of this with no palate fatigue or shift in flavour. Exceptional.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_queue (134) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours thick & sludgy; black with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate (dark & milk), surprisingly hot with booze behind the barrel notes, some dark fruits, and rich caramel malts. Initially very sweet with dark fruits & chocolates. Mid-palate shows off some licorice & booze before finishing with caramel, vanilla, charred oak, & espresso coffee notes. Warms up with more booze & smoky, bitter coffee. Full-bodied, no carb, super dry finish. What can I say? Its. So. Damn. GOOD! Couldnt stop sipping. Delicious but tastes as strong as the label states. Not overly boozy but the heat is evidently there.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (1692) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
Many thanks to Brian for this outstanding brew! Vintage 2016. Robe noire dans mon verre alors que le liquide que jy verrais affichait les teintes ambres et rousses dun vieux Scotch. La mousse a beau tre moyennement tenace, le liquide est ce point superbe et noble que 5/5 est une note encore trop basse pour le visuel. Bourbon outrageusement chocolat, chaud, malt, sirupeux, dense, riche, mielleux. Cest tout simplement superbe. Un chocolat mi-amer fourr au massepain arros dun alcool cuit. Jamais je ne ressens le got de lalcool dans cette concoction parfaitement quilibre, mais ses parfums de sicre vanill sont prcis et nets.un sucre rsiduel dos me colle aux lvres alors que je ne note aicun arrire-got prcis, si ce nest quune incroyable sensation de bien-tre. Une importante question perdure : comment peut-on arriver produire une aussi grande bire en aussi grande quantit? Une bire massivement distribue devant laquelle doivent sincliner bien des bires rares qui schangent gros prix.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rguty84 (4) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
Great paired with a cigar after dinner. Aroma sits long with the palate for a very very good beer

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rami_pl (2772) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking a Parabola (2015) by Firestone Walker Brewing Company at Chmielarnia MarszałkowskaLyczek od P. Korcz - i kilka niuchow. Wystarczylo do wzwodu. Od cholery bombonierki, wanili, kokosa tez, na bardzo bogato

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4110) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 2016 bottle, thanks ciocanelu! Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco. Taste is tobacco, chocolate, vanilla and oak sugars again, quite balanced though. Slightly warming finish. Velvety mouthfeel. Very good, but not totally over the top.


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