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RATINGS: 1113   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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4.5
crajun (1226) - , Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2016 re-rate 8/16 - actually showed up locally on tap at the GREAT Holy Grail............no change in rating...........but I think this is best with some age on it. much bourbon in aroma and taste but the sweetness of this is what got to me on draft. 2nd snifter was better. still love this.......................re-rate 01/15. 2 year old bomber. no change on raing 4.5. had warm and cool - better cool. at times this is perfection......................bomber to glass; rec’d in trade from storminnormin? 2011 bottle. WOWOW! lots of stuff in aroma; I can’t name all of them - alcohol, much chocolate roasts, CHOCOLATE. 5 for app (darrrrk) and palate (smooth and thick). Taste was near perfection - chocolate, choc. milk bourbon, slight vanilla, DAMMMMOT this is great - must find more!! tied for my highest rated beer ever!!!


4.2
BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Boxed 355ml bottle shared between five at the 20th June 2017 monthly beer exchange in Chez Sophie. Really, really enjoyed this, thought it was lovely. Lightly tanned head on an almost black body. The nose was boozy and malty, as was the taste. Chocolate flavours combine with the booziness and as you relax into the beer: wish we had more to share, so easy to sip.

4.3
minutemat (5389) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2017
330ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie. Pours dark, thin beige head. Aroma has bourbon, earthy aroma. Taste is layered, complex, nutty malts, chocolate, bourbon influence, some vanilla, charred woody notes. Palate-coating. Excellent.

3.8
CMUBEERMAN (440) - - JUN 19, 2017
Good for style...not exceptional. Strong on aroma, but no other category.

4
Fujimo2000 (155) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours dark brown/black with little residual lacing. Taste is smooth chocolate with maple on the end.

4.2
Bif (2234) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2017
On tap. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bit dark fruit and dark chocolate. Taste of dark fruit, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, thick and flavorful with the slightest hint of bourbon. An easy sipper that goes down easy. Very enjoyable.

4
coachd (800) - Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Good strong coffee/oak aroma with light sweetness. Flat black color with a small tan head. Taste is boozy with some coffee and oak; follows the aroma. Palate is smooth but a bit thin for such a big beer. Overall very good but I was expecting it to compete with the very best imperial stouts I have ever had and it falls short of that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Biroholik (1342) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Tap @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017
Parabola 2016. 13,1%.
Czarny, nieprzejrzysty trunek. Kremowa, ’niewysoka piana. Delikatny lacing na szkle. Klasa sama w sobie. Kawa, duuużo kawy, świeże ziarna, minimalna paloność, czekolada deserowa, toffi, lukrecja. Z drugiej strony sporo nut whisky, bourbonu, drewno, wanilia i ciasteczka kokosowe. Bardzo ułożone, gładkie, wielowymiarowe. Zbita, oleista tekstura. Alko zamiecione pod dywan. Piękne piwo. Mam jeszcze w domu kilka różnych roczników w butelce, na pewno wrócę i porównam;-))

3.8
llkc (2323) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2017
duft:sød rund duft ristet chokolade ristet kant smag: sød vanilje frugt karamel fyldig ristet malt

4.6
Samuel214 (1084) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2017
Fat på MBCC 2017. Doft av ek, toffee, chark, tobak, kolaremmar, bourbon. Stor och mäktig kropp, riktigt tjock. Klibbigt och härligt med toner av lönnsirap som legat på bourbonfat. Stor sötma som förväntat, men inte alls så det drar iväg. Ruskigt potent, växer till sig rejält i munnen. Helt klart en av dagens bästa IS.

4.2
ametras (1574) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
12oz bottle. Black with a foamy brown head. Flavors are roasted cereals, licorice, chocolate, alcohol, resinous hops, bourbon, vanilla and molasses with herbal and fruity notes. Full body, soft to moderate carbonation, smooth texture.


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