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RATINGS: 1122   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Black with small tan head some lacing... Huge coconut aroma, toasty roasty, big warming body, flavorful, Lively, vanilla, oaky, some vanilla, some chocolate... Lightly dry bitter finish.


4.6
EerieDrinks (300) - 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 (8111)
- 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 (1507) - 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 (1335) - 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.

4.6
gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 Dark. So dark once I had my thoughts on the appearance I gave in and consumed in blackout with some hifi tunes. Underworld: second toughest in the infants (if you must know). Sweet bourbon nose with plenty of dark and caramel malt. Stone fruits with an alluring boozy invitation. Sticky, roasty toasty malts. Prune, bourbon, chocolate. Nice warmth. Delicious!! Next one I’ll cellar (and share).

4.5
Villyzzz (452) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle at Olutexpo2017. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, tobacco, vanilla, oak, mild cocoa and booze. Taste is sweet cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and caramel with mild booziness. Full palate. This is just amazing.

4.4
Sarpa (1649) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle @ Tapas bar Inez. Pours black, no head. Smooth, wood, roasted, vanilla, sweet aroma. Smooth, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, roasted malts in the flavor. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel a bit too fizzy.

4
DroolYeast (1685) - Odder, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle thanks to Klimaet. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, ashy oak. Black with tan head. Taste is light sweet, light boozy and light bitter. Full body, oily feel and bourbon Oak finish.

4.4
LiwkoLiwko (545) - POLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Firestone Walker Parabola 2017 Czekolada, kawa, wanilia, drewno. Subtelnie. Treściwe i pełne. Urzeka doskonały balans. Wszystko na swoim miejscu i w idealnych proporcjach. 14,5 % ukryte perfekcyjnie. Nawet w gardło nie piecze.

3.6
Derbeth (1054) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle, vintage 2013. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Too much alcohol in taste.


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