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RATINGS: 1123   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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4.1
BlazerT (1251) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Pitch black. Vintage 2014. Tiny,light brown head. Aroma is really complex raisins, vanilla sticks soaked in whiskey, dark fruits, some lightly coffee profile. Aroma is light to moderately boozy (it is quite noticeable). Still really nice aroma profile, moderately complex - lots of vanilla, coconut profile. Taste is moderately sweet - long, stable till the end of degustation. In general very good brew, complex, drinkable, there is some booziness here, but 14 ABV explains it.

4.3
cmacklin (1306) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
355ml bottle. 2017 vintage. (14.5% ABV) Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with a small, short lived, tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, prunes, vanilla and oak. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, roast, licorice, caramel, prunes, vanilla, coffee and oak with warming bourbon in a dry, mildly bitter finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Awesome, lots of complexity. The high ABV is well hidden. A world class imperial stout.

4.4
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a ring of tan foam that quickly disappears; aroma of chocolate, molasses, bourbon, and hints of wood, vanilla, and tobacco; taste is a little bit sweet with chocolate, light roasted malt, molasses, and some faint vanilla and wood notes; finish is dry, very light bitter with bourbon and chocolate; another great beer from Firestone Walker

4.4
mkujon (109) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottled from trade. 2017 bottle 0,375 Pitch black color, short head. Aroma of chocolat, roasted malt, some bourbon. Rich taste of chocolat and malt, velvety and creamy texture. Wow!

4.3
IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2017
On tap at Elizabeth Station Such a good stout. Chocolate, caramel and sweet roast flavors. Rich smooth feel. Huge ABV but disguised so well. Excellent

4.3
ffaoe (917) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
strong malt, oak, and chocolate aromas. pitch black in color with nice brown head. full body, silky mouthfeel. intense rich malt, chocolate, and bourbon flavors. faint notes of stone fruit and vanilla.

4
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
Aroma chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, Appearance brown, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, full body, Overall a well balanced barrel aged stout. great chocolate flavor with just the right amount of barrel. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.8
jflopsu (1801) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2017
Pours black with light brown head. A strong bourbon aroma and caramel malts and coffee. A strong dark fruit, prune, bourbon, caramel, and roasted malt taste. A lingering bourbon taste with dark fruits.

4
MCShann (27) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 22, 2017
Sweeter than I imagined but very nice. Bourbon, oak and perhaps caramel flavors are right up front and powerful. Full bodied beer that lingers on the palate with a sweet finish.

4.5
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2017
Just a special beer -- dark in the glass, dense and milkshake-thick. Aromas of mostly chocolate, but also bourbon and roasted coffee beans and fireplace. Molasses. Vanilla and cookie. Maple syrup. So complex. Bright flavors, and a long, long finish.


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