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RATINGS: 1108   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (3021) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 Midnight black pour. Aroma of bourbon and a touch of vanilla. Taste is smooth bourbon. There is a bit of dark cherry in there. Fairly thick consistency. Very smooth. This is very good stuff. Not quite on the same level as Bourbon County, but very close.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (775) - Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Good strong coffee/oak aroma with light sweetness. Flat black color with a small tan head. Taste is boozy with some coffee and oak; follows the aroma. Palate is smooth but a bit thin for such a big beer. Overall very good but I was expecting it to compete with the very best imperial stouts I have ever had and it falls short of that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (1299) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Tap @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017
Parabola 2016. 13,1%.
Czarny, nieprzejrzysty trunek. Kremowa, niewysoka piana. Delikatny lacing na szkle. Klasa sama w sobie. Kawa, duuużo kawy, świeże ziarna, minimalna paloność, czekolada deserowa, toffi, lukrecja. Z drugiej strony sporo nut whisky, bourbonu, drewno, wanilia i ciasteczka kokosowe. Bardzo ułożone, gładkie, wielowymiarowe. Zbita, oleista tekstura. Alko zamiecione pod dywan. Piękne piwo. Mam jeszcze w domu kilka rżnych rocznikw w butelce, na pewno wrcę i porwnam;-))

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (2271) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2017
duft:sd rund duft ristet chokolade ristet kant smag: sd vanilje frugt karamel fyldig ristet malt

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samuel214 (1037) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2017
Fat p MBCC 2017. Doft av ek, toffee, chark, tobak, kolaremmar, bourbon. Stor och mktig kropp, riktigt tjock. Klibbigt och hrligt med toner av lnnsirap som legat p bourbonfat. Stor stma som frvntat, men inte alls s det drar ivg. Ruskigt potent, vxer till sig rejlt i munnen. Helt klart en av dagens bsta IS.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (1546) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
12oz bottle. Black with a foamy brown head. Flavors are roasted cereals, licorice, chocolate, alcohol, resinous hops, bourbon, vanilla and molasses with herbal and fruity notes. Full body, soft to moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6205) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
355ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light tan head that dissipates quickly leaving only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and chocolate with loads of alcohol and whisky tones. Taste is dominated by alcohol and whiskey with a dark fruity and chocolate malty sweetness and a light roasted grain and hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this one suffers from being dominated by the alcohol and whiskey, lacks balance.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (645) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from beer junction seattle. Love the new 12 oz packaging. Tastes of moderately sticky brown sugar,figs and raisins. Nice vanilla and tacbacco notes that linger around on each sip. As with all parabolas that this one has nice subdued espresso coffee notes with a bit of heat on afrertaste. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (1105) - Delaware, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Smells great, barrel, malt.. a hint on the sweet side.. very smooth for ABV. Tastes great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (1052) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Pitch black. Vintage 2014. Tiny,light brown head. Aroma is really complex raisins, vanilla sticks soaked in whiskey, dark fruits, some lightly coffee profile. Aroma is light to moderately boozy (it is quite noticeable). Still really nice aroma profile, moderately complex - lots of vanilla, coconut profile. Taste is moderately sweet - long, stable till the end of degustation. In general very good brew, complex, drinkable, there is some booziness here, but 14 ABV explains it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmacklin (1093) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
355ml bottle. 2017 vintage. (14.5% ABV) Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with a small, short lived, tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, prunes, vanilla and oak. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, roast, licorice, caramel, prunes, vanilla, coffee and oak with warming bourbon in a dry, mildly bitter finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Awesome, lots of complexity. The high ABV is well hidden. A world class imperial stout.


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