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RATINGS: 1128   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougHnut70 (72) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap (FSW tap takeover) @ Livermore Saloon during SF Beer Week. Smells like chocolate, cherry/plum, baking pastries = yes, very good. Taste is complex, same as smells with a sweetness, bourbon, vanilla, roasted nuts. Full taste but very smooth and creamy, does stick to the tounge like a high % IPA, but changed for the better as it warmed up. Not an imperial stout guy but loved this one.


5
dorain (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2017
Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2017 - No.008) im 2017-12 getrunken. Dieses Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout ist so was von perfekt das ich nur Jubeln kann. Jede typischen Aromen in der Nase und Gaumen sind auf den Punkt hervoragend herausgearbeitet und miteinander total stimmig. So finden sich neben einer tollen Arabika Kaffeenote, eine leckeres hochprozentiges Kakaoaroma mit einer feinen Noten von frischen Waffeln, etwas Haselnüssen und sogar ein zarten Hauch von Blaubeeren. Ein sensationelles IStout.

4.2
salvaticas (1001) - - DEC 6, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a pitch oily black. Nice aroma of wood, barrel, malt and alcohol. Light-ish bodied. Smooth finish but flavor not as pronounced as was expecting.

4.5
Hopmaestro (1773) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
Aroma travel with soft bourbon , chocolates, sweet figs, licorice and all-around awesome. Taste is roasted malts with damp heavy bourbon soaked figs, licorice, barrel notes is apparent and the brew is really well balanced. A true classical imp stout.

4.6
Dahlstrom (441) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2017 (14,5%). Black with a small mocha head. Strong aroma of malty caramel, bourbon, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body with chewy texture.

4.3
CraftBeerNick (2869) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Tap at Bottlecraft North Park, San Diego, 22nd November 17. Pours black thick and rich. Aroma is pungent barrel, coffee, leather, liquor. Taste is rich, barrel, slight sharpness, not overly sweet, fantastic impy.

4.3
OminouSC2 (923) - Mora, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2017
Dark brown color, small brown head. Some sediments. Lovely aromas of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and slight tobacco. Taste of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Warming finish from the alcohol. Really good.

4.6
EerieDrinks (318) - Malm�, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2017
300th Beer Rating!


2 finger tan head.
Pitch black beer, with some light bleeding through underneath.


Aroma is bourbon, toffee, milk chocolate, soy, prunes, vanilla and a hint of raisins.


Taste is dark chocolate, soy, dark roast coffee, burnt oak, vanilla, coconut and light chili heat.


Mouthfeel is medium-thick, velvety smooth and presents a very nice kick of bitterness and perfect carbonation, along with a sugary stickiness that lingers for a long time.


Overall: I figured this was going to be great but this is even better than I expected. Well, it should be for $15/355ml bottle. Totally worth the money though. Good balance between harsh, roasty flavours and the sweet, sugary notes. A tad bit too alcoholic at times if I'm to find faults but it is at 14,5% ABV so what the hell. Fantastic stuff and one of my new top 5 Imps.

4.1
AndySnow (8163) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2017
How: Draught.

Where: SBWF 2017.

Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.

Aroma: Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol.

Body: Full body, low carbonation.

Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, some liquorice.

4.3
scarletfire65 (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Draft at Fraunces Tavern in NYC with the wife. Soft oaky bourbon aromas. Lots of dark fruit, butterscotch, toasty malts, vanilla, oak. Super mellow finish. Outstanding.

3.6
FunkyF (1357) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
Flaska beställd från SB. Mörkt brun med ljusbrunt skum. Mustig doft av choklad och kaffe. Smak av choklad, kaffe och röda bär.


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