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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,165
Gots: 2,550 | FT: 180
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged for 8 months in circa 1990's Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

2011
OG: 29.5p [plato]
IBU: 82 [high]
Cases: 3000 produced [LTD]
Aged: 12 mo [time in barrel]
Yeast: British Ale [house]
Color: 167SRM [midnight black]

(Beer added by: largadeer on 03-26-2008)
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seedyone

New York

4.85/5  rDev +5.2%

05/14/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. 2013 vintage. The first sip is like an innocent kiss & then it's too late. You find you have a tiger by the tail...or should I say it's got you. There's so much going on in the glass it's difficult to home in on where to start. Each sip is different from the last & they are spiraling upwards until you reach a plateau of familiarity that has simplified all the complexities of aroma & flavors that make up this admirable brew & you start to feel at home & very comfortable.

Not for the faint of heart (or anyone driving). I found myself sipping at a leisurely pace for 1) enjoyment 2) preservation of the potion, as it's a rare find & 3) self preservation. The 12.5% ABV, although present in every sip, never let's on that this is for adults only. Think of it as an encounter on a plane trip, sitting next to some extremely attractive & engaging person & your smitten. It's a short lived experience & most likely once in a lifetime. Because of that, all feelings are multiplied & enhanced, in memory, by distance from the moment.

Do yourself a big, big flavor favor & make some time for this indulgence. If you do I guarantee your self esteem will improve based on that decision alone.

08-08-2014 15:46:30 | More by seedyone
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Saviorself

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

08-29-2014 19:00:41 | More by Saviorself
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JefferyLaGrow

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

08-29-2014 17:36:21 | More by JefferyLaGrow
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

4.76/5  rDev +3.3%

08-29-2014 16:35:44 | More by Stubbie1
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geekrot

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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foody1975

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Camel242000

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Head_Shot

California

4.85/5  rDev +5.2%

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MortalKombat14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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CTaylorBrew

Minnesota

4.84/5  rDev +5%

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SavvyStudent

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Mertzy81

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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Shannun

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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Thothamon

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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CheChe

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -45.8%

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Beer4B

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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BKotch

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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mcdsports

Texas

4.6/5  rDev -0.2%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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Doug6322

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

one of my favorites

08-26-2014 14:08:17 | More by Doug6322
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ianw87

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

Thick, chocolate tobacco, coffee, barrel. Amazing beer.

08-26-2014 02:31:20 | More by ianw87
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

08-25-2014 13:27:15 | More by JakeDebus
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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,508 ratings.