john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bottled on 3/14/12. Poured into a chalice. This beer pours a tinge lighter than black. An inch worth of mocha head rests atop. Light lace left behind. The nose is sweet with vanilla, maple, gingerbread, chocolate, oak. The bourbon isn’t as strong in the nose as I’d expected.
Moderate mouthfeel, with decent carbonation presence. Slight oily feel on the back end, but drinks nicely. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Again, the bourbon is underplayed, but its subtlety is what I like about this. Rounds out a nice roasted brew, giving a welcome sweet balance. I usually like to split my bombers with someone, but this one was a treat to drink on my own. Loved it.
Keg at The White Horse, Parson’s Green, London in July 2017 - Opaque jet black in colour. Good creamy tan head. Very Malty; roast malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, sugars, liquorice, coffee. Fruity; dark fruit, plums, raisins. Hoppy; balancing hop bitterness. Warming alcohol. Thick, smooth, rich. Great depth of flavour. Sweet-bitter roast malty with chocolate and bourbon. Lasting roast malty finish. Great stuff. Really enjoyed this. Terrific Impy Stout! (2017-07) rob19a (352) - - JUL 10, 2017
20/20 it’s lovely, massive flavour, chocolate, coffee, raisins, liquorice, slight alcohol burn but this is an equal to KBS. artemb (1004) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 9, 2017
Look: pitch black, sparkling head.
Aroma: tar, tobacco, charcoal, vanilla.
Taste: moderate bitterness, moderate swetness, moderate burned acididty,
Flavour: mature cheese, soy sauce, ash, eleutherococcus.
Spicy hoppy finish. beskid (134) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle share at Mon Petit, Stuttgart. 2017 edition. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roast, sweetness. Balanced taste. A little too boozy, worth waiting longer. evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Keg at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla on the nose. Tastes lovely and rich, roasty, malty, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. An exquisite complex Imperial Stout from Firestone Walker.
Stoned99 (1552) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2017
375ml bottle shared with brother. Aroma: toffee, caramel, boozy bourbon even some whiskey aroma, really really subtle tobacco. App: black with monorail mocha frothy head leaving good lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy, velvety, light body and big alcohol finish. Overall: first time I’ve had Parabola, I’ve had a few Firestone including Parabajava and this one is definitely something I’d like to have more in my beer cellar. I really enjoy the alcohol finish. Love the mouthfeel. Pretty good. WingmanWillis (329) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Keg at White Horse on Parsons Green. Pours jet black with dirty tan head that dissipates time lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, marshmallow and molasses. Taste is a boozy hit of chocolate and liquorice that mellows out with a nice boozy sweetness with just a hint of burn. Really nice and drinkable. MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Intense bourbon, oak barrels, sweet grain malts, caramel, toffee, dark, candied fruits, raisins, plums. Clear, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More dark, sweet fruits, cashier plum and raisins, chocolate, dark molasses, sweet coffee, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Impy, great complexity, intense but well-balanced. Keg at The White Horse, Parsons Green. The_Osprey (7991) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Keg at The White Horse Parsons Green, with huge thanks to scopey for the gen. As Firestone Walker Parabola, 14%. Opaque black, foamy light brown head diminishes slowly. Aroma is molasses, meaty sugars, dark truffles and vanilla. Body is fairly big I think but the carbonation really cuts through it. The flavour is huge with lots of milk chocolate, bourbon and chocolate fudge, eggnog with brandy with a salty, woody spicy alcoholic absinthe finish. A bit hot but it has huge flavours. Would be better not dispensed from keg for the usual reasons that I will not reiterate but at £3.75 a half there can be no arguments. (8-4-8-3-16=3.9) GhostS (368) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 27, 2017
Aromă medie, plăcută, cu mult malț prăjit, note de butoi de stejar, ceva fructe negre caramelizate cu alcool (rom), caramelă cu puțină ciocolată și miere.
Gust puternic, moderat dulce, cu multă ciocolată, caramelă și divin, ceva fructe caramelizate, malț prăjit, puțină acreală prăjită, ușoară amăreală picantă de plante medicinale. Postgust de durată, plăcut amar și ușor iute.