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RATINGS: 1097   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks inflatablehair!!! - Pours a thick and almost black with a medium sized tan head...aroma is plummy with cocoa, light soy, carob...flavour is similar, great chocolate presence, alcohol, vanilla and light caramel, old red fruit...not sure if my description accurate portrays how I felt, but this definitely exceeded expectations...really fing tasty~!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkujon (100) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottled from trade. 2017 bottle 0,375 Pitch black color, short head. Aroma of chocolat, roasted malt, some bourbon. Rich taste of chocolat and malt, velvety and creamy texture. Wow!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (4311) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2017
On tap at Elizabeth Station Such a good stout. Chocolate, caramel and sweet roast flavors. Rich smooth feel. Huge ABV but disguised so well. Excellent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffaoe (727) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
strong malt, oak, and chocolate aromas. pitch black in color with nice brown head. full body, silky mouthfeel. intense rich malt, chocolate, and bourbon flavors. faint notes of stone fruit and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (437) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
Aroma chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, Appearance brown, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, full body, Overall a well balanced barrel aged stout. great chocolate flavor with just the right amount of barrel. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jflopsu (1529) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2017
Pours black with light brown head. A strong bourbon aroma and caramel malts and coffee. A strong dark fruit, prune, bourbon, caramel, and roasted malt taste. A lingering bourbon taste with dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MCShann (18) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 22, 2017
Sweeter than I imagined but very nice. Bourbon, oak and perhaps caramel flavors are right up front and powerful. Full bodied beer that lingers on the palate with a sweet finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2017
Just a special beer -- dark in the glass, dense and milkshake-thick. Aromas of mostly chocolate, but also bourbon and roasted coffee beans and fireplace. Molasses. Vanilla and cookie. Maple syrup. So complex. Bright flavors, and a long, long finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rosskyle (631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2017
12oz bottle. Black color with a tan head. Sweet bourbon roasted malt chocolate aroma. Sweet cherry alcohol rich chocolate flavor. Smooth heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
650ml bottle from Elizabeth Station. Vintage 2014. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt sugar, some roasted seeds, little bit oily. Taste is similar with chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon notes. Chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Quite boozy stuff. Aftertaste is the best thing that this beer does have in my opinion as the burnt sugar doesnt almost present there.

The base for this beer reminds me the base of Bellwoods 3 Minutes to Midnight and Skeleton Key. Though the burnt sugar has less presence here as it is, probably, hidden by barrel aging process. As I am not a fan of such flavor I cant rate this beer higher. But if you are - you will like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1557) - - APR 1, 2017
2015. Pitch black, smaller offwhite head. Aroma of soy, dark chocolate, roasted malt, oak, anise, candy. Sweet up front, booze extremely well hidden, anise, dark toffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Heavier body.


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