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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Good God this beer is fucking amazing! From the moment you pour this black stallion into your glass youll notice its alluring aroma of chocolate, vanilla, oak, licorice, and bourbon. Upon tasting this full bodied beast, youll notice that as you practically chew the beer, the tastes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak transport you to a magical land... Well maybe thats the 13% abv... but it goes down SMOOTH and is just absolutely fucking delicious. I only wish that I could get more of these.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coreyc1221 (309) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 18, 2016
2016. Very syrup wine aroma. Black in color with thin tan head. Chocolaty velvet with a prune backround. Very creamy and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle care of Andrew Watson at the British Bourbin Society, AGM. Opaque black beer with tan head which dissipates to nothing. Nose is malty, coffee, liqueur, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruit, wood aged, butterscotch. Yummy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2659) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark dark brown with ruby highlights and a milky beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast, barrel, raisin, and cocoa. Tastes raisiny, sweet, bitter, boozy, and rich. Full bodied and super smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle shared. Black with dark beige head. Huge bourbon! Loads of vanilla, toffee, chocolate, coffee, light berries, some tropical fruits, light coffee, some bitter leaves. Sweet malts and town sugar. Very sweet and under medium bitter. Full bodied. Fucking good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1153) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle at tasting panel at Warszawski festiwal piwa. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, red and dark fruits. Taste is pretty sweet, very complex and balanced, lots of chocolate with vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (140) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Sample from The 5th Element presentation with Jeffers Richardson @ Akkurat, Sep 27. Aroma of prunes, syrup bread and port. Taste of dark chocolate, white pepper, red wine, brown sugar, liquorice, eucalyptus, vanilla, tobacco and alcohol. Not perfectly balanced as fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1502) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours dark black. Very boozy aroma that matches the taste and abv. Extremely thick. Raisin aftertaste. Tap.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (2007) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Brewers Republic. Pitch black color, with a medium, bubbly, tan head and great lacing. The nose is bakers chocolate, smoky peat, light licorice, and butter toffee. Super sweet and sticky, with a light bitterness that balances quite well. Very heavy body, syrupy, sticky, and a little harsh, but in a was that bites and cuts through. This is an immense and boozy stout, with a sharp palate and pristine flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2910) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
Fat p CBC-2016. Smak och doft av vanilj, choklad, russin, marsipan, bourbon, fat med toner av tobak, Lkerol special och tr. Maffig, komplex, rund och len, stor stma, bra balans. Mycket gott!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (339) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - SEP 4, 2016
What a beer . Inky dark pour with a tan head that is small and dissipates quickly. Big chocolate aroma with coffee, alcohol phenol, and toffee. Brilliant flavor like a hopped candy bar. Vanilla, sticky toffee, chocolate with a big warming finish. Awesome.


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