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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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 Father’s 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 baker’s chocolate, and more caramel which pairs well with Parabola’s rich malt and smokey oak bourbon notes. The finish is amazingly smooth and integrated. I’m pretty stoked on the results!

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beer-yum (1760) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2017
Restrained aroma in an inky black pour. Amazingly laid back flavor profile with cocoa, coffee, caramel, and vanilla (to name a few). Pretty much the best beer on offer around Beervana 2017 (albeit not at the festival itself) and a tribute to the US/UK beer making tradition.

4
stouby (4670) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
MBCC sample. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, oak barrel). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, oak barrel, notes of dark fruit and vanilla. Almost full body.

3.7
andrewje41 (3986) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Enjoyed on draft at Pine Box, Seattle, with Matt. From notes. I believe this was left over from their anniversary party. All I know is that I was both surprised and happy to run into it. Hoping for this beer to be super smooth, it wasn’t quite. Very boozy all together for me. A ton of chocolate and straight bourbon on the nose. Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and sweet, boozy bourbon flavor. An absolute sipper for me to say the least. If bourbon is your go to, this is incredible. I can’t complain too much. It’s exactly what they say it is. Coffee and chocolate, soft linger that actually outlasts the bourbon a bit. Flavorful for sure. Good qualities here.

3.9
dambor (721) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma: a lot of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit Taste: a lot of coffee, chocolate and barrel-vanilla. ABV well hidden.

4.5
slowrunner77 (12133) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2017
2015 bottle from Barrelworks. Near black with cocoa head. Aroma is pretty balanced...slightly Barrel forward. Coffee, malted chocolate, roast, light vanilla. Flavor gets a touch hot as it reaches room temp, but damn this is pretty dialed in and delicious. Both friends I shared it with gave it 5/5 on the uncrappd. I’m not that generous, but it’s worthy of a very high 4.5.

4.6
dnstone (3430) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Pours a deep brown with tan head. Chocolate and vanilla-Bourbon aroma. Smooth and chocolatey, blending to a vanilla Bourbon and coffee roast finish. Complex but the flavors blend seamlessly. Notes: on tap at the Barreworks, Solvang June ’17

4
chrisv10 (17584) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2017
MBCC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, barrel and dusty. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, barrel, little dark fruit, warming, hop, little vanilla, sweet and a little bourbon.

4.1
Camons (12670) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2017
Draught @ MBCC 2017. Pours slightly hazy dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dark dried fruit, wood, bourbon. Flavor is sweet, light bitter, rich malty, caramel, coffee, wood, dried fruit, bourbon. Full body, oily mouthfeel, average carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 120517

4.4
MrTipple (5288) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Intense caramel, chocolate, sweet, dark, toasted malts. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark, sweet chocolate, light coffee, caramel, toffee, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Impy, rich and complex. Keg at MBCC Yellow Session, Copenhagen.

3.8
jookos (6871) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Mbcc yellow. Black. Dark roasty nose, some coffee, woody maltyness. Med full bodied, goood syrupy molassy sweetness, roasty, intense flavour. Smooth, long, but still kinda drinkable RIS.


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