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RATINGS: 1128   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
gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 Dark. So dark once I had my thoughts on the appearance I gave in and consumed in blackout with some hifi tunes. Underworld: second toughest in the infants (if you must know). Sweet bourbon nose with plenty of dark and caramel malt. Stone fruits with an alluring boozy invitation. Sticky, roasty toasty malts. Prune, bourbon, chocolate. Nice warmth. Delicious!! Next one I’ll cellar (and share).

4.5
Villyzzz (458) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle at Olutexpo2017. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, tobacco, vanilla, oak, mild cocoa and booze. Taste is sweet cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and caramel with mild booziness. Full palate. This is just amazing.

4.4
Sarpa (1655) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle @ Tapas bar Inez. Pours black, no head. Smooth, wood, roasted, vanilla, sweet aroma. Smooth, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, roasted malts in the flavor. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel a bit too fizzy.

4
DroolYeast (1736) - Odder, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle thanks to Klimaet. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, ashy oak. Black with tan head. Taste is light sweet, light boozy and light bitter. Full body, oily feel and bourbon Oak finish.

4.4
LiwkoLiwko (563) - POLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Firestone Walker
Parabola 2017

Czekolada, kawa, wanilia, drewno. Subtelnie. Treściwe i pełne. Urzeka doskonały balans. Wszystko na swoim miejscu i w idealnych proporcjach. 14,5 % ukryte perfekcyjnie. Nawet w gardło nie piecze.

3.6
Derbeth (1069) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle, vintage 2013. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Too much alcohol in taste.

4.3
neongolden (1854) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2017
(Sample on tap @ CBC 2016 Blue Session, Copenhagen) Pours nearly black with a dark tan head. Aroma is rich but not overkill on the barrel, with notes of vanilla, wood, whiskey and coffee but well balanced by a pretty heavy roast malt body that has a nice tar component that gives some serious heft to the base beer. Flavour is similarly really well balanced, roasty, a lot of coffee, toasted and roasted grain, a bit of tar, some bourbon, slightly fudgy and yet very dry for style, light vanilla, a hint of coconut, with a dry grainy toasted finish. Medium full viscous body with soft carbonation and no alcohol. A lesson in balance as far as barrel-aged imperial stouts go, bringing high flavour concentration without letting it turn into a bourbon parade. Really lovely beer.

3.9
creppyiceman (1095) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2017
(vintage 2013, bottle)
Aroma: booz,roasted malt, hint of oak.
Appearance:black color, medium-sized dense head.
Taste: semi-dry, flavour of vanilla,roasted malt, oak,whiskey,wood, roasty/whiskey-like finish,
Palate: close to full body,low carbonation,
Overall: Good one, aroma drags down the rating a bit, its quite overhyped imo.

4.9
ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017
2014 vintage. Best imperial stout I've ever had. Midnight black in color. Taste is figs, toasted coconut, black liquorish, and slight chocolate notes. The balance of everything on this stout is incredible.

4.2
davidezdonz (608) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 2, 2017
On tap at Firestone Walker The Propagator, Venice. A 6 oz pour into a Firestone Walker tulip glass. It was a black to dark dark brown in colour with a one finger creamy tanned head that had good retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of sweet bourbon barrels, nutty chocolate, vanilla, banana cake, pretty much like dessert. Tastes similar to the aroma, there was bitter dark chocolate, cherry, vanilla, banana, nutty, sweet bourbon, oak and booze. Full bodied with low carbonation. Overall perhaps a little bit too boozy and on the sweet side, but this doesn’t put me off, and it was still very nice. Great for late night sipping.


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