0,355l bottle at home. Vintage 21. black color, small coffee colored head. smells apple brandy, rye, whisky, liqueur, some figs. very nice smell. full body, light carbonation. tastes of bourbon, whisky, rye, grainy, light molasses, figs, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, light coconut, toffee, light nutty. finishes lightly sweet with notes of rye, toffee and cocoa notes. did not excite me so much at first, but it just needs a bit to open up. Another lovely Parabola.
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Bottle at BBT #4/2022. Malty aroma and taste, roastyness, chocolate, nutty notes, light sweet, medium bitter. Full body, creamy texture, malty choco bitter sweet finish. Good.
BBT march/2022. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of dark malt, bourbon, rye, light alcohol. Taste, dark malt, coffee, molasses, bourbon, rye, warming alcohol. Nice one.
12oz bottle at home. Vintage 2017. black color, small coffee colored head. smells bourbon, vanilla, light minty, toffee, cocoa, some bitter chocolate, nutty, peanuts, almonds, lovely smell, super balanced. full body, no carbonation. tastes of bourbon, vanilla, spices, nutty, some cocoa, bitter chocolate, tad boozy, light sherry and soy sauce. finishes lightly boozy with notes of bourbon, sherry and some soy sauce. very nice one, super smooth and easy to drink, some oxidation notes, but these are not a distraction.
The youngest Parabola I've ever had! Pours a black colour and a frothy brown head with a little retention. Aroma's sweet, bourbon, vanilla, woody, boozy. Retronasal it's a bit more boozy, hard liquor, chocolate, syrup, vanilla, wood, a touch of red fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet with some (woody?) bitterness. Almost full bodied. Finishes with some charcoal, moderate bitter. World class!
This remains such an amazing beer, which indeed never fails to impress. Rich, smooth, warmingly boozy with a nice amount of bourbon. Always a pleasure to drink, and will hold up amongst whales.