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RATINGS: 1115   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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4.2
Pilsnertest (293) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Sample from The 5th Element presentation with Jeffers Richardson @ Akkurat, Sep 27. Aroma of prunes, syrup bread and port. Taste of dark chocolate, white pepper, red wine, brown sugar, liquorice, eucalyptus, vanilla, tobacco and alcohol. Not perfectly balanced as fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
katrinaez (1918) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours dark black. Very boozy aroma that matches the taste and abv. Extremely thick. Raisin aftertaste. Tap.

4.4
GTAEgeek (2183) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Brewer’s Republic. Pitch black color, with a medium, bubbly, tan head and great lacing. The nose is baker’s chocolate, smoky peat, light licorice, and butter toffee. Super sweet and sticky, with a light bitterness that balances quite well. Very heavy body, syrupy, sticky, and a little harsh, but in a was that bites and cuts through. This is an immense and boozy stout, with a sharp palate and pristine flavor.

4.4
Lilja (3140) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
Fat på CBC-2016. Smak och doft av vanilj, choklad, russin, marsipan, bourbon, fat med toner av tobak, Läkerol special och trä. Maffig, komplex, rund och len, stor sötma, bra balans. Mycket gott!

4.6
Anova167 (368) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - SEP 4, 2016
What a beer . Inky dark pour with a tan head that is small and dissipates quickly. Big chocolate aroma with coffee, alcohol phenol, and toffee. Brilliant flavor like a hopped candy bar. Vanilla, sticky toffee, chocolate with a big warming finish. Awesome.

4.6
JDBaker11058 (2133) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2016
appearance: viscous, inky black pour with a creamy tan head; syrupy legs. aroma: amazing smell--full of chocolate, molasses, coffee, vanilla, some dark stewed fruits (plum & cherry), with raisin, pipe smoke, and a hint of leather. taste: sweet molasses, bitter dark chocolate, smooth vanilla-bourbon notes, with roasty espresso, burnt wood, tobacco, leather, a hint of madeira. finish: smooth, lingering sweetness, taste of bourbon (but no boozy heat), chocolate, vanilla, and molasses; chewy, slick, full palate. notes: Superlative impy stout. Absolutely can’t believe the abv is 14. Big and rich and flavorful, but alcohol well-hidden. 2011 vintage, aged for five years and shared at Beerble Study with the boys. Well worth the wait. Wowser.

4
Mep3222 (1538) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Coffee roasted malt aroma and flavor with a nice whiskey oaky finish. Dry finish. Well balanced. Nice whiskey oaky in the aroma. So full flavored and smooth. Slight boozy finish. Very tasty. Maybe slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
PugUglyBrewer (612) - - AUG 17, 2016
Easily my second favorite stout of all time behind Alesmith’s Speedway Stout. Thick, chewy body that is the consistency and inky black color of used motor oil. Bourbon barrel character rounds out the rich dark chocolate, dark fruit, and burnt sugar flavors.

4.6
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Vintage 2016. APARIENCIA: de color negro con algunos destellos marrones y rojizos a contraluz; corona de espuma color beige de baja retención, con burbujas compactas. AROMA: licorosa y dulce con muchísimo carácter de la barrica; las notas a coco tostado y vainilla son dominantes, además de bourbon y muy ligeramente la madera. Notas a caramelo, toffee, cerezas negras, tabaco, muy ligeramente otros frutos oscuros como dátiles e higos caramelizados, además de chocolate dulce y café pero todo queda opacado por las características de la barrica. SABOR: muy dulce de inicio, muy marcadas las notas a coco tostado y vainilla, en menor medida el bourbon, ligeramente la madera, caramelo, toffee, cerezas negras, algo de tabaco y cuero, pasado el trago continúan las notas características de la barrica, ligeramente algo de chocolate dulce, café, otros frutos oscuros como dátiles, higos, pasas pero muy ligeros, quedan totalmente opacados por el carácter que aporta la barrica; el retrogusto queda un amargor medio con notas dulces y bien presente las notas a coco tostado y bourbon. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio alto con sensación untuosa en boca, baja carbonatación. El alcohol ligeramente presente en boca y en garganta al pasar el líquido sólo deja una sensación cálida no agresiva. RESUMEN: una excelente cerveza, aunque el carácter de la barrica es predominante pero bien balanceado

4.5
daje (4341) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Blue session. Thick black body with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark malt, roast, bitter chocolate. Taste of dark fruits, roast, sweet dark chocolate, mild boozy, pleasant sweet chocolate bourbon finish. Perfectly balanced, extremely nice!


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