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RATINGS: 1094   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2012 vintage. Decadent. Tons of roasted malt, but still not very bitter - the sweeter notes of chocolate and vanilla mostly overpower the bitterness. The alcohol is masked pretty well. One of the better imperial stouts that Ive had.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (435) - 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 (1527) - 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 (627) - 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 (1456) - 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 (1555) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (492) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2017
2017. I have a 2015 in fridge. For the 17 it pours black nice head. The palate is creamy and full body. The taste is choclTe malt. Hints of coffee vanilla and dark fruit. Nice bourbon sweet burn. With age in sure its aweso,e as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1972) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2017
2013 bottle. Poured into a snifter. Warmed a bit for a while. Jet black with a thin tan head.Sweet boozy aromas. Flavor is rich malty and sweet with boozy oak, vanilla and bourbon. Oily texture. Notes of chocolate, coffee, prune and raisin. Herbal bitterness at the end with a long bittersweet finish with some burn.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (1403) - Bled/SF, - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 Bottle vintage 2016: 13.1%abv. Pours oily black, opaque, with foamy brown head, which trNsform itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma: roasted grain, malts, molasses, dried fruit esters, vanillin, oak, tobacco, wood, sherry-like bour on notes. Flavor is very similar to aroma: intense note of roasted grain, toasted toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, cacao nibs like malt flavors, supported with notes of tobacco, dried fruits esters vanillin, tobacco, oak, sherry-like bourbon alcohol warmth. Finish is dry. Body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation low. Big, complex imperial stout.


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