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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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a brown highlights and a tan 1 finger head. Poured into my Surly Darkness glass. Have heard how good this beer is and really am trying to not be dissappointed if it doesnt reach the level of goodness I have heard so much about. Coffee, bourbon, and cream type notes in the aroma. This is a very complex beer with lots of aromas and tastes. I taste dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and some hop bitterness. I would say this is a very balanced and complete Imperial Stout well worth the praises I have heard. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Very rich and good. It doesnt really get much better than this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
#20 at papsoes blind tasting pitch dark, small ligh brown head licorice roasted stuff, well hidden alc. flavor is roastedd stuff, licorice, alc. booze, good, but too much alc. also lots of wood bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Tasted blind # 20 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma: Roast, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cocoa Flavour: Barrel, cocoa, liqourice, roast, vanilla, bourbon, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Rosty sweet and bourbondense end. Light alcohol on lips and palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (27245) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #20 at Papss blindtasting. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice with notes of hops and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43039) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #20. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and slight roasted. Sweet malty, boozy and caramelish. Subdued chocolate. Dark roasted malt. Bitter, dark malty and roasted finish. Lingering dark malty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours pitch black with a creamy light brown head. Hard roasted malts and smooth Bourbon in the nose, but not overly sweet or hot. Solid body, sweet hard roasted malts and vanilla but again - not excessively sweet. Warming alcohol in the finish. Very balanced. 210810

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, tobacco, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, dark/bitter chocolate, alcohol, wood and coffee. Smooth, heavy body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Straight Black pour with a tiny tan head. Aroma is creamy chocolate, some booze, roast and some light burnt notes as well. MMmm.. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Notes of roast chocolate and oaky booze fill my mouth. also some dark roast and vanilla, toffee. Amazing brew..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a dark brown, almost black body with thick brown head. Decent lacing down the glass. Aroma of smoke and spice with some roastiness. Flavors of roasted malts, smoke, pepper, oak, and tobacco leaf with a strong alcohol presence in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2010
bottle shared with my dad TreborWhip, pours thick black, menacing brown head, good spotty lacing. Aroma is light barrel, heavy roast, some smoke. Flavor is sweet, tobacco, black pepper, burnt malts, and a mild boozy finish.


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