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RATINGS: 1073   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Black pour with dark tan head. A beautiful stout. Nose is strong bourbon, alcohol, and carmel/chocolate malts. Taste is bourbon, alcohol, carmel, ane chocolate. Big bodied, thick, and full. An exceptional imp stout.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1081) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 10, 2016
On tap at Harrys Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cherry liqueur, dark chocolate. Taste is boozy and sticky (but not cloying) sweet cherry / herbal liqueur. Almost creamy. Some herbal bitterness on the finish but very balanced and terribly drinkable for 14%. Reminded me of a Barleywine meets Imperial Stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1753) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2016
On tap at Cannery Row Brewing Co. Oh wow, this this a beast, so smooth and no hint of the mega ABV, lots of dried fruit flavours, delicious and dangerous.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMuse10 (50) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2016
Muy compleja. No hay un predominio claro en el aroma de nada. Es una multitud de especias, madera, caramelos y torrefacto. Casi como un tabaco de pipa aromatizado. En la boca es muy dulce y largusima. Melosa. De lo mejor que he probado nunca

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coreyc1221 (309) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 18, 2016
2016. Very syrup wine aroma. Black in color with thin tan head. Chocolaty velvet with a prune backround. Very creamy and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2435) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle care of Andrew Watson at the British Bourbin Society, AGM. Opaque black beer with tan head which dissipates to nothing. Nose is malty, coffee, liqueur, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruit, wood aged, butterscotch. Yummy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2664) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark dark brown with ruby highlights and a milky beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast, barrel, raisin, and cocoa. Tastes raisiny, sweet, bitter, boozy, and rich. Full bodied and super smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle shared. Black with dark beige head. Huge bourbon! Loads of vanilla, toffee, chocolate, coffee, light berries, some tropical fruits, light coffee, some bitter leaves. Sweet malts and town sugar. Very sweet and under medium bitter. Full bodied. Fucking good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1154) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle at tasting panel at Warszawski festiwal piwa. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, red and dark fruits. Taste is pretty sweet, very complex and balanced, lots of chocolate with vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (143) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Sample from The 5th Element presentation with Jeffers Richardson @ Akkurat, Sep 27. Aroma of prunes, syrup bread and port. Taste of dark chocolate, white pepper, red wine, brown sugar, liquorice, eucalyptus, vanilla, tobacco and alcohol. Not perfectly balanced as fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1524) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours dark black. Very boozy aroma that matches the taste and abv. Extremely thick. Raisin aftertaste. Tap.


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