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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Great, dark malty beer, the ABV comes through a little which is okay considering how robust this beer is. The Walker does it again with another solid beer.


4.7
zoucrew102 (1923) - - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Rich chocolate malt aroma with excellent notes of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco and oak. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha brown head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with nice roasted malt, chocolate and tobacco flavors as well as a rich full body and smooth viscous mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth with bourbon, vanilla and oak char flavors with a hint of boozy warmth. Excellent imperial stout.

4.3
PhillyCraft (7400) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Backlog. Bottle shared with Patrick in 2011. Pours a black color with a reddish medium sized head. Smell is cocoa, licorice, brown sugar, coffee, pine, oak, vanilla, and cherry juice. Flavor is just as incredible with wood, cocoa, figs, apples, and roasted malts. One of the best imperials back in the day. Medium to fuller mouth

4.2
SimonLiew0805 (105) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 18/08/17 Taster, Keg at Tilt Bar Beer Bazaar Brum. Year unknown, £4 for 1/3 pint.

4.3
UncleKorm (1321) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2017
On tap, poured a deep dark brown hue w/ large tan fully diminishing head. Bold sweet boozy chocolate tobacco and oak aromas. Initial flavor is moderate to bold sweet w/ a mild to moderate bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, molasses, tobacco, dark chocolate, oak, dark toast, dark breads, vanilla, and whiskey. Full bodied and a warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
Iznogud (3919) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2017
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. Pours black with lasting beige head. Roasted malts, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, dried fruit, vanilla, wood, some bourbon. Moderate sweetness. Smooth, oily. Just a bit warming. Full bodied.

4.1
dzudohonor (189) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Vintage 2017. Piekny aromat czekolady, marcepana, wanilii, likieru, kakao. Wspaniala faktura. oleiste, gladkie, likier czekoladowy, nuty sherry, kakao, wanilia, akcenty beczkowe delikatne, w aromacie byly zdecydowanie silnijesze, alkohol w gardle mocno rozgrzewa i lekko piecze, jednak móglby byc lepiej ukryty.

5
doctorbarn (6) - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 Great coffee cherry notes with caramel This was a six month aged beer very good

3.2
malrubius (2928) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Brewtopia. Black with no head or lace. Boozy chocolate woody aroma. Very sweet boozy chocolate with some plum bittersweet coffee chocolate ashy finish. Almost no carbo slick oily. Mouthfeel ruins it. It’s almost still. Like drinking boozy dark chocolate syrup. What a waste of money. I’m gonna keep drinking it as long as I can and update my rating when I’m finished. .................................................. it was a pretty good sipper and I finished it, so it must be better than a 3.

4.2
john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
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)

4.1
rob19a (381) - - JUL 10, 2017
20/20 it’s lovely, massive flavour, chocolate, coffee, raisins, liquorice, slight alcohol burn but this is an equal to KBS.


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