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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Parabajava ia an ongoing series exploring the infusion of coffee into our Parabola Barrel Aged Imperial Series. This first offering is a collaboration with the famed Intelligentsia Coffee Company, utilizing their El Diablo espresso blend. This beer was crated for our June 16th Fathers Day brunch at Lot 213 in L.A. The coffee brings intense coffee house espress aroma - roasty carmel, toffee, molasses and fresh ground coffee notes. The flavor melds well with the big rich character of the stout - complementary roasty flavors, dark bakers chocolate, and more caramel which pairs well with Parabolas rich malt and smokey oak bourbon notes. The finish is amazingly smooth and integrated. Im pretty stoked on the results!

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7340) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Thanks Padraig! As Firestone Walker Parabajava Intelligentsia, 2016, black wax. Black opaque pour with a foamy brown head. Aroma is pretty amazing lots of bourbon, fudge, coconut, rich coffee and vanilla. So rich and pleasant. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is smooth coffee, vanilla, integrated bourbon, some cola vibes, fudgey vanilla, some spicy booze and resin in the finish. Great. (4.2)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2922) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
From bottle @ Uiltje bar, thanks Patrick Verhoeven for providing these! Black color. Light brown head, not much. Aromas: (red) fruit, sweet, fruit candies (schuimpjes), only light coffee. Retronasal its sweetish, toffee, alcohol/bourbon/whiskey, fruitcandy. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, alcoholic. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with some roast, light bitter. Delicious as the base beer is, Id expected a bit more coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (12176) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle shared at Uiltje Bar 2nd Anniversary. Black with a ring tan head. Aroma of coffee, fresh roast, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee and dark malts. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with alcohol warmth in the finish and soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Sampled at Uiltje Bars Anniversary, 2017. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Notes of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, toffee, caramel, chocolate and a light barrel sourness. Perfectly balanced. It is not an improvement over Parabola, but it is a phenomenal beer nonetheless.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (3392) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours black with no head. Aromas of caramel, muscovado sugar, roasted malt, roasted nuts, toasted wood, slight leather. Taste is caramel sweetness with bourbon and oak, nutty and lightly roasted. Mouthfeel is very smooth with medium body and low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (3082) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours black with low tanned head Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate , caramel, toffee Taste has notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, brown sugar Mouthfeel is rich, warming, full bodied with average carbonation and medium bitter ending

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (1098) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle poured into a taster showing translucent caramel brown rims with no head. The nose shows a mix of coffee, petrol, and light dark chocolate. The palate is highly carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of milk chocolate with a bed of strongly dark roasted malts and a light alcoholic spice that reveals itself on the mid-palate. The finish is more caramel and milk chocolate. Largely dry but quite chocolate forward and still balanced by dark malts. Not bad!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13161) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong bourbon, toffee, roast, wood, vanilla. Thick body, caramel, roast, wood, boozy finish, very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5107) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2017
5000th review! 22 ounce bottle into snifter; 2015 vintage, bottled on 10/20/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge nutty dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, molasses, fudge, vanilla, cream, toasted oak, bourbon, and dark bread; with lighter notes of dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, leather, and roast/oak/toasted earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but really minimal. Incredible aromas with amazing balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, molasses, fudge, vanilla, cream, toasted oak, bourbon, and dark bread; with lighter notes of dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, leather, and roast/oak/toasted earthiness. Moderate roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of nutty coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, molasses, fudge, vanilla, cream, toasted oak, bourbon, dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness and oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden; a small pleasant warmth lingers after the finish, with minimal barrel booziness. Overall this is an insane BBA imperial coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. The balance of malt, coffee, and barrel flavors is pretty much perfect; with some nice underlying complexity from the age of the bottle. This felt far more aromatic and less boozy than the base beer when I originally had it. A highly amazing offering all around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1281) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Sampel butelki w Chmielarni. W aromacie vanilla, lekko kokos, karmel. W smaku słodkie, migdałowe, suszone owoce, lekko ale przyjemnie czuć alko. Mocny imp stout.


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