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RATINGS: 1094   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - OCT 31, 2012
Thick and dark. Smells of oak, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, cherry. Strong taste, chocolate cherry syrup and a little coffee after. A lot going on, sip it slow. Enjoyed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pras (595) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pitch black. Rich aroma of chocolate, dark malt, and roast. Flavor is much of the same, with the barrel aging coming through and a nice whiskey flavor. Whiskey warms at the finish. Very smooth, very nice. Wish this was more available.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
culchiem (3842) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Oil black witha thin tan head. Heavy chocolate and coffee mixed with smoked wood. Velvety texture, with vanilla and some warming whiskey in the finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Insane chocolate caramel flavours, with great cool wood aged flavours. Quality FW blending, balanance and grace. Poured as a treat, and enjoyed slowly, contemplatively. Kindof understated elegance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
22oz bottle from Armanettis. 2011 Vintage. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing throughout. Aroma is big, rich, smooth chocolates and caramels with a nice, roast and mocha backing. The bourbon and oak provides a solid addition without over-powering the big malt backing. Touches of vanilla, raisins, and a light alcohol hint. Flavor is similar. Rich, bittersweet dark chocolates up front with a good amount of roasts and caramel. The oak comes on with a lighter bourbon note as well as touches of vanilla, raisin, and licorice. Mocha, tobacco, and a bit more bourbon grows towards the end as this finishes rich, roasty, slightly ashy, and sweet with a nice bourbon warmth and dry oakiness. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, mouth coating, full body and a soft, light carbonation. Overall, a very big, bold, rich, well balanced imperial stout with a solid barrel aged character. Not the most complex, but such a nice body and really enjoyable all-around. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle dated 5/5/10 tasted 10/20/12 at near-to-room temperature

Dark, rich pour with a modest tan head. Cocoa, oak, and tobacco dominate the aroma which is excellent; beautiful, beautiful flavor surpasses it, gently bittersweet with chocolate, vanilla, baked apple skins, hops with backbone but never cutting to hard into the overall flavor. Warming mouthfeel, smooth with heavy viscosity. An excellent beer by any measure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle pours a dark brown close to black bit of a red in light. Tan head maybe a 1/4" that fades fairy fast. Not much carb. Tastes and smells of toffee chocolate booze small bit hops. Bourbon. Creamy small amount sweetness really good beer not over top nice mix that you come to expect from Firestone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3588) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. 2010 vintage. Pours dark brown/black color with light brown head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and some alcohol. Flavors of bourbon, bitter dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla, oak. Moderately boozy. Full body with minimal carbonation. A very nice barrel aged beer. Thanks Craig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2012
Big bottle kindly shared by Valeria at Galeria Kaufhof Berlin Alexanderplatz. Pitch black body with a short lived brown film. Inviting roasted notes, sweet liquorice and bourbon on the nose and in the mouth. Full bodied. Oily texture. Pungent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
From draft @ Burger. Rich and intense. Concentrated aromas and flavors of vanilla, toasted coconut, whiskey, chocolate syrup and everything dark. Smooth, thick, creamy mouthfeel, with lower carbonation. Definitely one to sip, or enjoy with chocolate desserts. Whiskey flavors dominate at first, then give way to more layered aromas and flavors as it warms. The alcohol is not shy, though seems appropriate given the flavors of whiskey are present. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


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